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Elvia Dolfini

March 15, 1951 — March 17, 2022

Elvia Saldaña Dolfini, age 71, of Buckeye, AZ entered into rest peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2022. She was surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with COVID. She was born and grew up in Weslaco, Texas on March 15, 1951 to Manuel and Beatris Saldaña. Elvia was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. She never said no to a last minute vacation, casino trip, an opportunity to dance, make new friends, or enjoy a margarita. Her love for animals was apparent as she often took in stray animals. Elvia will be remembered as a hard working migrant laborer and later in life as an advocate for the migrant community in New York. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 45 years, Donald; her children: Manuel Perez (Jenny), Dina Pinkala (Jay), Melissa Cortez-Brandt (Toby), and Diamond Jones(Michael); her grandchildren: Todd, Paul, Jordan, Hailey, and David; her great grandchild Shelby; her sisters: Minerva Briggs, Maricelda Medina(Bill), Ofilia Cuellar(Rick) and Sandra Mendoza (Johnny); several loving nieces and nephews: Marcos Locke (Sarah, Naomi), Eduardo Medina (Sylvia, Terri, Alyssa, and Eduardo), Michele Medina, Christopher Medina (Annalisia, Isaiah, Noah, and Aleah), Monica Willis (Anthony), Denise Cuellar, Laura Cuellar, Victoria Gomez, JP Mendoza, all from Weslaco, San Antonio, Houston, Ft. Worth, TX and New York. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jesus, her brother-in-law Barclay Briggs, and her nephews Aaron Locke and Nick Gomez. In lieu of flowers her family has asked that memorial contributions may be made to their local Humane Society and the Arthritis Foundation on her behalf. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are by Menke Funeral and Cremation Center, 12420 N.103rd Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351. For information or to send a condolence note to the family, visit menkefuneralhome.com.
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