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Doreen R. (O'Gara) Slonina October 26, 1936 - May 8, 2013

May 14, 2013

A "South Pasadena" girl, with only an outside shower, Doreen had a "Norman Rockwell" youth. As a young adult, she helped service men at the USO. She met Don while working the order desk. They married, had 2 girls and moved to Burbank. Doreen worked in the cafeteria at LBJH 74-76 and Macys, in Glendale 77-95. Stopping only after her first battle with cancer and having to take care of her elderly aunt. Doreen never made an enemy. Her motto was "kill them with kindness". She always had a loving ear to listen and encourage people. Many people called her "mom". Doreen endured losing her brother and battling cancer 2 times. She had an incredible passion for her garden, loved the sun on her back, teaching her grandchildren to drive and catching up with her nieces and nephew. Doreen passed away in Burbank with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband Donald, of 55 years, daughters Darlene Riegler and Dawnene Brown, grandchildren Ross, Rick, and Abigayle. As well as, nieces Debra, Kathy, Patti and nephew Shawn, not to forget her 106 year old Aunt Lucille, whom Doreen cared for over thirty years. Those who called her "mom" are to numerous to mention. Funeral: Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Friday May 17th @ 12:30pm.

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