Obituary Dolly Ann Morua Provencio (McElroy) June 3, 2016
June 03, 2016
Dolly Ann Morua Provencio (McElroy)
On Friday, May 27th, 2016, surrounded by loved ones, Dolly’s long, courageous battle with cancer came to an end as she entered into the arms of her Heavenly Father, where she was reunited with her earthly father whom she cherished.
Dolly was born in Santa Paula, CA on November 15, 1961 to Arthur & Inez Morua. She was the fifth of their six children. Starting at a young age, Dolly was a firm believer in Jesus Christ. And, she was the first in her immediate family to accept Him as her Lord & Savior. Dolly began a legacy of faith and made great efforts to spread the Gospel to all she encountered, which continued throughout her adolescence and adulthood.
She was not a “holier than thou” kind of believer, however. In fact, Dolly is what her loved ones might call “a little rough around the edges.” She was honest, transparent & direct, but amongst that strong personality laid a heart of gold. If ever someone needed prayer, she was there. And, when she prayed – she PRAYED. The Holy Spirit would speak through her directly to your heart. She was anointed in her petitions and would always give God the glory & credit.
Her heart was evident when it came to her family. Dolly devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She did anything it took to display her love for them. Her dedication was undeniable. She never hesitated to sacrifice for their sake. As she would say, she was blessed to be a blessing.
Dolly was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin & friend. She may not have had hoards of earthly possessions, but she was rich in spirit & faith and had stored up a heavenly inheritance for her family through prayer & petition.
She is preceded in death by her beloved father, Arthur Morua Sr.; grandparents, Victor & Alejandra Morua and Maximillio & Aurelia Montoya; uncles, Richard Morua Sr., Rudy Morua Sr., David Morua Sr., Eddie Morua, Anthony Montoya & Edward Montoya; aunts, Connie Morua Garcia, Josephine Montoya-Wright & Florence Montoya-Contonerro; and cousins, Susan Morua, Rudy Morua Jr., David Morua Jr., Debbie Montoya & Kathy Montoya.
Dolly is survived by her mother, Inez Morua; siblings, Teresa Morua Torres (spouse Richard), Sydney Morua, MaryLou Diermier (spouse Richard), Arthur Morua Jr. (spouse Maria) & Alice Morua (partner Isaac Prado); children, Chastity McElroy, Robert McElroy Jr., Richard McElroy, Wayne Provencio Jr., Jaynessa Lopez, Angelic Murillo, Antanette Garcia & Alannah McElroy; grandchildren, Robert McElroy III, Andrea McElroy, Richard Ray McElroy, Ayden McElroy, Naomi McElroy, Jordan McElroy, Christopher Provencio, Summer Provencio & Jayce McElroy; her best friend, Terry Chewning; and, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins.
On behalf of Dolly’s family, special thanks are given to the doctors, nurses & staff at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura & Santa Paula Hospital, especially Dr. Mark Lepore for his compassion & friendship throughout Dolly’s battle with cancer.
The viewing will be held at Valley Foursquare Community Church in Santa Paula on Sunday, June 5th at 5:00PM. Funeral services will be held the following morning on Monday, June 6th, at 10:00AM at the before mentioned location, with a graveside ceremony immediately following at the Santa Paula Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to the Skillen-Carroll Mortuary of Santa Paula. A memory book is being created for Dolly’s family. We invite family and friends to post their favorite memories on the Skillin-Carroll website.