DOWNEY – Georgia Lee Ellen Dominguez passed away surrounded by family and friends in the morning hours Tuesday, February 28. She was 85.
Dominguez was born November 18, 1931 in Waynesville, Missouri – the second of four children – to Ula S Weir and Amy Cordry.
As a young girl, she and her family moved to Elsinore, California, where she would eventually meet her husband, Jose Dominguez, after his service in World War 2.
They were married May 23, 1950 in Yuma, Arizona, and were married for 60 years. They moved to Bell Gardens in 1952, then to Commerce in 1959 where they lived for nearly 40 years. They moved to Downey to be closer to family in the mid 1990’s after her husband suffered a heart attack, where they lived until his passing in 2010. She was a Downey resident for 20 years.
Dominguez was a firm believer in education, having dropped out of school in the eleventh grade. She returned to night school after all of her children had finished their schooling, and earned her diploma in 1981 – an accomplishment she was very proud of.
Dominguez worked as an instructional aide for Montebello Unified School District for over 20 years until she retired in the 90’s. Even after retirement, however, she continued to volunteer at Maude Price in her grandson’s 2nd grade class, and for several years still after he had moved on. Until her health began to fade, she kept contact with many that she had interacted with in the classroom.
Dominguez was also a faithful Christian her entire life, and was a member of the Imperial Highway Church of Christ congregation. During her young adult life, she was active with church youth and taught Bible Class.
In her later years, Dominguez enjoyed reading, watching classic Wild West television shows, being driven around town for short outings, and interacting with the family dog, Fiona.
Dominguez was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, by her brother Kyle Weir, and her sister Laura LeMons. She is survived by her brothers Verne Weir and wife Ernestine, Rick Weir and wife Donna, sisters Jody Sturgess and husband Bob, and Nancy Kerr. She is also survived by children and grandchildren Fred Dominguez and wife Nyla and sons David, Daniel and Samuel and spouses, Ramona Dominguez and son Alex, Charlotte Widdis and husband Larry and daughter Laura and spouse, and Charles Dominguez and wife Anna, as well as by eight great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
A viewing will be held at Miller Mies Mortuary on Friday from 4–8 p.m. Services will be held at the Imperial Highway Church of Christ the following day at 10 am, with a graveside service to follow at Rose Hills at 12. She will be interred beside her father and husband.