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Dulia Arevalo

Prescott, Dulia Arevalo ‘Dolly’

(nee Marifosque) passed away peacefully in her sleep September 11, 2013, age 66, after battling cancer for 8 difficult years. Beloved wife of Frank, sister-in-law to Barbara, and devoted mother to Leonard and Jeff(Susie). Cherished grandmother to Chloe, Kate, and Bea.

Dolly retired from Wells-Fargo as a career-long teller with many co-workers and downtown customers who respected her ability to efficiently get things done. Dolly was a dedicated parishioner at St. Gregory Church for over 35 years who formed lasting extended families in the local Filipino-American community.

One of nine children, Dolly is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in the U.S. and abroad. Dolly’s strength of character, common sense balanced by her sense of fair play and humble demeanor endeared her to many. She will be missed by all of us.

Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at the FUNERAL HOME 11 AM-1PM with service to follow. Private family interment at a later date.

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Mavic Marifosque

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.


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Frank Prescott

Dolly was my wife, my lover, my confidante, and most of all, she was my best friend. To say that I will miss her is such an understatement, that it is offensive to even think it.
Equally offensive is the thinking a few of you may have that Dolly somehow “gave up” her long fight with cancer. I’ve known Dolly for the better part of 43 years and I can tell you unequivocally that my wife never gave up. She simply did not know how to give up.
Dolly reached a point where her pain became so unbearable that she begged me to stop it. After so many years of tests, procedures, traumatic surgeries, and endless chemotherapy, she wanted to go home, or to a place where her pain could be controlled (regardless of the consequences), so that you, all her friends, would be able to visit her any time.
I think Dolly had been denying what was inevitable for quite some time. She knew that, diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, she would, barring a miracle, eventually die. She knew that her time would be short, no matter what the doctors did. This was not fatalism. This was not giving up. This was the horrible reality of a cancer that had spread to most of her body. This was the selfless act of a selfless person protecting those she loved.
I think that Dolly kept this knowledge a secret from most of you. She tried to keep it from me because she didn’t want me to worry. And I think she behaved this way because she did not want, nor desire sympathy, and mostly, she wanted to spare all who knew her and loved her from the inevitability of her illness.
Only her unbelievably strong, unshakable faith kept her with us as long as it did. It was this bond with God that allowed her to make her last, ultimate, and terribly difficult decision.
So if you are really up there, God, wherever “there” is, please allow your angel Dolly, to check on us every so often.

Dolly, I miss you.
There is a prayer that may help you know how I feel:
forgive me for my agnosticism;
for I will try to keep it gentle, not cynical,
nor a bad influence.
if you do exist
somewhere in the heavens,
accept my gratitude
for bringing Dolly and me together,
and I will try
to fight (as well as she did),
the good fight.

Kris Surek

I remember Dulia coming with FRank to my husbands’, Tom, funeral and she was fighting cancer at that time, but showed a compassion during ny time of grief. She was a wonderful person and she will live on through our thoughts.

Kris Surek


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Cindy & Jim Madrid

We ordered the Pink Potpourri Bouquet which was her favorite color. Much love, Jim & Cindy Madrid

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