Delores worked for the Burbank Unified School District for 35 years, first as an elementary and secondary teacher, then as an administrator. She held the positions of district Curriculum Coordinator, Director of Elementary Education and Director of Secondary Education. She was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 1974, a position she held until her retirement in 1984. She was the first woman to hold this position.
Not resting on her laurels after retirement, she joined the Saint Joseph Hospital Guild. She and Gordon, her husband of 61 years, were active volunteers with the hospital for many years. She also became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by two daughters and two granddaughters. The Rosary will be 6:30 Thursday, June 9 at the Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Bl., Burbank, CA (818) 845-3766.
Funeral mass and internment will be 12 noon Friday June 10, at the San Fernando Mission Chapel, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills, CA (818) 361-0186.