(1930 – 2022 Jan. 4): Age 92
Dolores was born in Albuquerque and raised by her widowed mother in Roswell and Raton, NM. She attended UNM on a full ride Pepsicola scholarship, earning her BA in Spanish in 1951, and her MA in secondary education in 1969. While attending UNM, Dolores met her scientist and archeologist husband Bill at First Methodist Church’s Wesley Club. They were married for 41 years before his passing. Together they raised their six children with church, scouting, piano lessons, swimming at the 'Y', and frequent trips to the library. The family made many car trips - camping and exploring the whole country. Dolores and Bill enjoyed square dancing, bridge club, and traveling in Europe.
Dolores joined Bill in his interest in archaeology, serving as the executive secretary for the Albuquerque Archaeological Society for 25 years. She was a life-long reader, learner, and teacher. She also greatly enjoyed participating in many church activities and always attended the bi-annual Sundt Family Reunions. Dolores taught junior high and high school English for APS, Harwood School, and Menaul School for many years before retiring to be with Bill and her grandchildren.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Bill, and by her eldest daughter Marilyn. She is survived by her son-in-law Andy Mirdik, son Bill and wife Nicolle, daughter Laura and husband Guy, son Paul and wife Nancy, son Dan and wife Michelle and son David, as well as seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. From the Albuq. Journal 15 January 2022.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to: New Beginnings Program, c/o Navajo United Methodist Center, 1200 W. Apache Bldg 17, Farmington NM 87401, or to The Friends of the Albuquerque Library.