Dorothy T. Cordova

Dorothy T. Cordova

Jan 1, 1919 - Apr 26, 2009
Funeral services for Dorothy T. Cordova of Riverton will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Pastor Joe Sifuentes will officiate.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

There will be a viewing from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, preceding the funeral service, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cordova died early Sunday morning, April 26, 2009, at the age of 90.

Dorothy Theodora Hernandez was born in Riverton on Jan. 1, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Christina (Aragon) Hernandez. She was a graduate of Riverton High School and had lived most of her life in Riverton.

She married Bacilio P. "Ute" Cordova in 1947.

Mrs. Cordova helped her husband in the Christian Food Store for the needy, worked for Eaton Corp., and was a teachers' aide.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Her family said Mrs. Cordova was a collector, was active in helping elders in nursing homes, and was an excellent listener as part of her compassion.

Survivors include sons, Gilbert E. Chavez and his wife Joan of Rawlins, Raymond R. Chavez and his wife Carman of Gillette; a daughter, Virginia Cox and her husband Terry of Albuquerque, N.M.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a brother, Enez Hernandez of Riverton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bacilio P. "Ute" Cordova; siblings, Tony Hernandez, John Hernandez, Eddie Hernandez, Canado Hernandez, Margie Hanway, Dora Roland, Ida Cisneros, Johnny Cake Hernandez, and Mary Gamboa.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.