Her parents Elias & Ernestina Gonzalez, sisters Gloria Gonzalez and Evangeline Hernandez preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Joe N. Doctor Jr, brother Eloy Gonzalez and sister Thelma Landon, her eight children Annie Doctor-Gordon, Lorraine Doktor-Menchaca, Margaret Doctor Caldwell, Joey Doctor, Elias Anthony Doctor, Steve Doctor, Misty Rose Doctor, Andres Doctor, 3 son-in-laws, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 brother-in-law, 1 sister-in-law, 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, neighbors and friends.
Mom was admired for her kindness to everyone she met. She loved people and would naturally strike up a conversation with those she met. She had endless compassion for people and her presence made many feel loved. She became baptized and dedicated as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1964. She had an unwavering faith and she enjoyed helping people learn about Jehovah, the god of the bible. She always welcomed family and friends with open arms, a warm embrace and a kiss.
Happily mom was married 62 years to the ‘same man’ her husband Joe, and enjoyed many beautiful times in their marriage, traveling, serving their god Jehovah and raising their children. Mom was devoted to her children and always had encouraging advice for them and would tell them to always ‘grasp Jehovah’s right hand and never let go’. Mom was known for her big heart and wanted to do anything to help her children and loved ones. Mom enjoyed cooking delicious meals for the family and friends and enjoyed sewing many garments for her family and friends in need. She was thoughtful, had a wonderful smile and she always put others first by giving of her time. As a teenager she was a DJ at a local radio station. At Edgewood high school she was nicked named ‘The Square from Delaware’ as a school dancer as her proper manners were on full display. She enjoyed ‘bebop’ dancing, all types of music, singing, and played the piano and drums proficiently. Mom’s beautiful heart will be missed and she believed strongly the bibles promise at Revelation 21:4 she will be resurrected in a paradise earth and will be reunited with her family.
The Doctor family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Noah Greene and many other doctors, nurses and health care workers for their care for Mom for many years. We sincerely thank our dear brothers and sisters in the many congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and California for their love and support.
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