Dora Olga Balbuena

October 19, 1936 - July 3, 2016

Dora Olga Balbuena, age 79, of Dallas, Texas passed away on July 3, 2016 in McKinney, Texas. She was born on October 19, 1936 in Constitucion, Uruguay to Carmen Candida Saccone and Manuel Nicolas Balbuena. Dora was a Translator and Interpreter. 

Dora is survived by her three children, Kevin Brady and his wife, Leslie of McKinney, Texas, Kendall Brady and his wife, Kathryn of Dallas, Texas and Karinna Dawbin and her husband, Butch of West Gardiner, Maine; five grandchildren, Kyara Dawbin, Mia Dawbin, Peter Dawbin, Laiken Brady and Eleanor Brady; four siblings, Marcelo Balbuena, Carmen Balbuena, Elsa Balbuena and Ruben Balbuena. 

Dora is preceded in death by her parents and four siblings. 

A Private Graveside Service will be held at Ridgeview West Memorial Park.

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We have been thinking about you and praying for your comfort in your time of grief. Joan and Mike Cartmill Joan Cartmill, July 10, 2016 She had such a sweet spirit about her! I used to love hearing her stories in Relief Society! She will be missed ! Patricia Coltes, July 9, 2016 I first met Dora & Karrina on the set of the film "The Mountain of the Lord". From that day forward I had such dear friends that always made me feel like I was family in their home. We had such wonderful spiritual experiences and some silly times as friends. Dora & Kevin even helped me with my student film by being in it. We filmed it on the BYU studio set. Dora loved film and being part of productions. When Dora & her family moved to Texas, I gave them a picture of a temple because I felt such a special feeling in their home. Their home reminded me of a temple and for all it stands for in their life. I remember how she would set an extra place at the dinner table just in case someone came by during dinner. She always opened her home up to others in love. She treated her friends like family. That is exactly how I felt. I remember the after dinner testimonies in Dutch, German, Spanish etc. These memories & friendships will never be forgotten. You have a beautiful angel watching over you. Love to you & your family. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. To love deep is to feel deep. Love, Sandra
Sandra Stolworthy , July 7, 2016 Kenny, hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Marilin Mireles , July 6, 2016