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Dolores (Godsey) Dubaskas

Posted 2014-09-17 by Sharla
The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dolores Dubaskas

On Sept. 8, 2014, Dolores June Dubaskas peacefully passed away at the age of 85. She is survived by her husband George A. Dubaskas; sister Dorothy Jane Cupps; sons Rick Schlief, David Schlief and wife Robin, Alan Bradbury and partner Sherri; daughter Barbara Bradbury and wife Eve; and stepson Joseph Dubaskas Sr. and wife Cerene. She has been blessed with 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Born June 6, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy Eudora Hughlett and Elvis Henry Godsey; and three younger sisters. Shirley Ann, Madeline Aletha and Bernice (Bunny) Marie.

Dolores left her native Ohio to travel the world, settling for many years in Hawaii, before it was a state. It was there that she became a passionate hula dancer, artist and jewelry maker. Years later, she relocated to Phoenix, where she continued to teach native Hawaiian culture.

Dolores was a top producing Realtor for Century 21, member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of America, cake decorator, and a professional clown with her sorority sister. Together they were “Polka and Dot”. She volunteered at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes and retirement homes.

Dolores took pride in her appearance. Known as the “lady with the hats,” she dressed to the nines and always wore red leather boots.

In 1994, she met and married her loving husband George Dubaskas. They wed in Hawaii and settled happily in Yarnell, where they were immersed in a loving community regularly attending church and Cursillo bible camp. She especially loved playing Mrs. Claus to George’s Santa Claus every Christmas. After losing their home and all of their worldly possessions in the Yarnell fire of 2013, they relocated to Selinsgrove, Penn., where they were embraced by the Dubaskas family.

Dolores was the ultimate optimist. Even after losing her home and all the things she cherished. She would say. “What do you do when you get a lemon? You make lemonade!” She will truly be missed. Condolences can be sent to George Dubaskas, 3 Meadowview Dr., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

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