Obituary for Dolores Lender
Dolores Lender, 85, of Smithmill, Pennsylvania passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the UPMC Altoona Hospital.
Born on January 4, 1932 in Smithmill, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Laura (Delfosse) Jeffries.
Dolores was a 1951 graduate of Bigler Twp. High School. She worked at the JBC Clothing Company in Houtzdale in the 1970s. She was a homemaker and a loving mother.
She married Earl Lender on August 3, 1951 in St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, Coalport, and they were married for 63 years. Prior to returning to Smithmill, they resided in Fredonia, NY for several years where Dolores worked for a local newspaper. Earl passed away on October 6, 2014.
Dolores is preceded in death by her son Gary Lender (Carol), Plant City, Fl.
She is survived by three sons, Terry Lender (Linda) of Irvona, Pa, John Lender of Leesburg, FL, Dan Lender (Amy) of Reston, VA
She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Carliena Rivera (Alex), Mac Lender, Lori Smith, Mandy Brown (Joe), Michele Shaner (Neil), Michael Lender (Cyndi), Mark Lender (Renee), James, Riley, and Aidan; and six great-grandchildren, Morgan, Landon, Brendan, Scottie, Cody, and Alaina. She is also survived by one brother, Lester Jeffries of California.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson Bryan, her brothers, Frank, Jr., Vaughn, Darrel, Raymond, and Howard Jeffries; five sisters, Mary Ann, Louise, Idella, Isabelle, and Margaret.
Dolores enjoyed gardening, playing cards, ceramics, baking and spending time with her family.
Friends will be received at the Kruise-Spewock Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Ramey on Thursday from 6-8 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, Coalport, PA, with Fr. Zab Amar as celebrant. Interment will be private.
Condolences may be made at www.kruise-spewock.com