EDINBURG – An Edinburg teacher has succumbed to cancer after a nearly three-year fight with the disease, family members have announced.
Edinburg coach and teacher Dolores "Dee Dee" Trevino, 39, died on Friday, June 17, at her residence in Edinburg after fighting for the last three years against triple negative receptor breast cancer, a rare subtype of which she was receiving regular chemotherapy at MD Anderson hospital in Houston.
Trevino, whose "Dee's Angels" group were a constant fixture at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life events and many other community events, passed away surrounded by friends and family. Services for Trevino were held on Monday and Tuesday. Burial was at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr.
"I want them to be more aware about how serious it can be and not to take it for granted," Treviño told the Edinburg Review in a 2009 interview regarding the need for people to be checked for cancer while it's treatable. "I hope I send this message across to these people, whether they're sick or not sick, any little thing I want them to keep going and to not give up."
Treviño was preceded in death by her father, Rafael Reyes; and a niece, Deidra Romero.
Dee Dee is survived by her husband, Guadalupe "Boonie" Trevino; two children, Miguel Trevino, Celeste Trevino; her mother, Gloria Reyes; and three sisters, Drucilla D. Reyes, D'Ette D. Reyes Alvarez, and Doreen D. Garza, all of Edinburg. She is also survived by a niece and three nephews along with a large extended family of in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles.
"All of this in a nutshell describes what my wife was, that is open arms to everybody, and the hope that she gave everybody who is going through this," said Treviño's husband, Boonie. "Everyone opened their arms with prayers and I thank them."