Dolores Yolanda ‘Yoli’ Gillaspy

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Dolores Yolanda ‘Yoli’ Gillaspy

  Yoli Gillaspy was born Dolores Yolanda Bologna to Rafael ‘Ralph’ and Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Bologna on June 17, 1940 in Ray, Arizona. Married to Glen Gillaspy Dec. 24, 1964 (2009), the union was blessed with three children:  John, Rachele Golliher and Paul. With family by her side, she quietly departed this life Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at Brookdale Central Chandler Assisted Living in Chandler, Arizona. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Paula Jean and her parents, Ralph and Mercy.

  She was a 1958 graduate of Hayden High School in Hayden, Arizona. Her love of children led her to a fulfilling career as a PSA Aide at Lakeview Elementary School in Gillette, Wyoming for many years.

  Having a quality most people do not, she had the ability to make you laugh and made you feel as if you had always been friends. In her last few months she was the favorite of many at Brookdale and was cared for by an amazing team who not only adored her but made sure she was well taken care of – going above and beyond our expectations.

  Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and all who knew and loved her. She is survived by Glen; her children, John and Barbie, Rachele and Patrick Golliher, Paul and Darcy; her sister, Betty Ruiz, and brother, Rafael ‘Ralph’ and Judy Bologna; grandchildren, Dominic, Lacey and Mike Kelly, Travis Harding, Chloe and Gage; great-grandchildren, Logan, Devin, Jaden, Mason; nieces and nephews, Nick and Nina Ruiz and Marc and Corrine Bologna. Yoli will also be lovingly remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

  In her passing she will be missed by many but her legacy will continue on with her extended family and anyone who knew her. Please continue to carry on her sweetness and ability to make people laugh.

  Services were held Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hayden, Arizona followed by graveside burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Winkelman, Arizona. Condolences may be sent to the Gillaspy/Golliher family at 2331 E. Melrose St., Gilbert, AZ 85297.

Staff (5031 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Karen Ethel Cole

    January 7th, 2019
    by

      Karen Ethel Cole (nee Morey), age 71, of San Tan Valley, AZ passed into eternal life Thursday, Jan. 3, […]


    Laurist ‘Larry’ Ramirez

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

      Laurist “Larry” Ramirez passed away on Dec. 11, 2018 at his home in Redington at the age of 53.  […]


    Irene Romero

    December 19th, 2018
    by

      Irene Romero, 66, passed away peacefully after a rough battle with kidney and congestive heart failure on Monday, July […]


    Larry Ramirez

    December 19th, 2018
    by

      A Celebration of Life for Larry Ramirez will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the […]


  • Additional Stories

    Faye Yarbery Foster

    December 19th, 2018
    by

      Faye Yarbery Foster went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.  She passed peacefully surrounded by […]


    Trevlene May Montgomery

    November 28th, 2018
    by

      Trevlene May Montgomery, born Dec. 7 during the blizzard of 1934 in Shamrock, Texas, was a blessing to her parents, […]


    Trina L. Snyder Graham

    November 28th, 2018
    by

      Trina L. Snyder Graham passed away Oct. 9, 2018 at Banner Baywood in Mesa, Az.   Trina was born […]


    Jose ‘Joe’ Chavez Ruiz

    November 28th, 2018
    by

      Jose “Joe” Chavez Ruiz, 93, born Dec. 23, 1924 in Safford, AZ to Jose Juan and Calletana Ruiz. Joe […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger