Age 68, of East Lansing, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. after several years of illness and declining health. Dorothy was born July 19, 1943 to parents Jesse M. Gonzales and Susie V. Gonzales both of whom are now deceased.
Dorothy retired from the Michigan Dept. of Mental Health having served as Director of Multi-Cultural Services. Dorothy was also elected to the MSU Board of Trustees for 2 terms totaling 16 years of service.
Dorothy was a devoted and loving mother to sons Todd A. Torres and Mark A. Torres. She is survived by her sons; brothers, Richard Gonzales and wife Pamela, Chicago, IL, George Gonzales and wife Roxanne, Corpus Christie, TX; sisters, Jill A. Niera, San Antonio, TX, Ella Yiannatji, Grand Blanc, Michigan; and by uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family throughout the U.S.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. There will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the TOCE/L.U.P.E. Scholarship Endowment, University Advancement, Michigan State University, 300 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI 48824. https://www.givingto.msu.edu/gift/?SID=237