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Dorothy Belle Cuevas GOODYEAR - Dorothy Belle (Beloat) Cuevas, 88 yrs., passed away on January 7th, 2018 from heart and kidney complications at her home with her family at her side. She was born at the family residence in Liberty, Arizona on March 1st, 1929 to parents Vernon Potter Beloat and Alice Lucille (Walters) Beloat. She was a native Arizonan and attended Liberty Elementary School and later Buckeye Union High School. She worked many years as a cook for her aunt at Mildred's Restaurant in Buckeye. She loved to cook and have her family around whether at home or on camping outings. Those outings included card games where she was fiercely competitive. She so enjoyed the Assembly of God Church in Buckeye and the Christian Faith Center in Purdy, Washington where she could sing her heart out. One of her favorite sayings was passed on from her mother. "Our family is a circle of strength and love. With each birth and every union the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love; every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger." Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emilio, two sisters Luella and Peggy and one brother Don. She is survived by her sister Lorraine and brother Robert. Dorothy was a loving, devoted mother to her children Brenda Coker (Fremon), Gaye Prickett (Ralph), Della Stephenson, Lester Dunning (Debbie), Robert Cuevas (Christine) and Steve Cuevas (Wilma). Her life was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. The family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements handled by Ganley's Buckeye Funeral Home.
Published on  January 24, 2018
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