Dolores Castello Vallot

Dolores Vallot

BEAUMONT, TX — October 28, 1929 – June 10, 2019

Dolores Castello Vallot, 89, of Beaumont, died Monday, June 10, 2019. She was the daughter of Mary Bogetto and Eugene Castello. Dolores was born on October 28, 1929, in Marquette, Michigan.

She graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in 1947 and went to St. Joseph Nursing School in Chicago, Illinois. As a Registered Nurse in 1950, she traveled to Los Angeles to work at St. Joseph Hospital. While there she met her love, Joseph A. Vallot, Jr. When Joe was discharged from the Marine Corps in 1952, they married and moved to Beaumont, Texas, where they settled.

Dolores worked as a nurse at Hotel Dieu, St. Therese, City Hospital, Private Duty, Baptist Hospital, and retired from MASH after 41 years of nursing. She was a board member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses.

During her years of nursing, Dolores volunteered at her children’s school, St. Pius X Catholic School, as the school nurse, getting doctors to donate their time for physicals. She also volunteered her time as nurse at the seminary, St. Vincent de Paul.

After retirement, she became president of St. Pius X Ladies and remained active by cleaning linens, counting money, being a Eucharistic Minister, stuffing bulletins, tidying up the church, working at Some Other Place and printing out the Ladies’ booklet. Dolores was always willing to help friends, neighbors, and her church.

Dolores is survived by her five children, Mary Beth Woodall; Jo Ann Vallot, Joe “Joey” Vallot and his wife, Charlotte; Gina Heinlein; and Susan Vallot; eleven grandchildren, Tiffany; Christopher and his wife, Nicole; and Jason Woodall; Lauren Rogers and her fiance, Scott LeBlanc; Amber Riedmueller and her husband, Gerald; Jessica Foreman and her husband, Bryce; and Joshua and Jacob Heinlein; and four great-grandchildren, Carter and Khloe Foreman, Bailey Woodall, and Rose Riedmueller; and many friends.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Vallot, Jr.; her parents; and two brothers, Eugene and Donald.

A gathering of Mrs. Vallot’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, with entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. A reception will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church following her entombment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708.