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In Tribute to Dora Menchaca
45 years old.   Residence: of Santa Monica, Calif.
Passenger of Flight 77

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Thinking of you and your beautiful family today. Hard to believe it has been 11 years since that day we waited desperately for your call telling us you were OK. That you did not actually get on that plane! It all comes flooding back. You are now our angel in heaven watching over all of those you loved and who loved you. What a gift your life was to so many....we miss you every day.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2012-09-11 ***

Hi Dora. Another year has gone by but we still think of you often.

*** Posted by Kate on 2012-09-11 ***

God rest your soul. I hope your family has found peace in their hearts.

*** Posted by Maggie Menchaca on 2011-09-11 ***

I knew Dora when we both worked at the same company and attended a business trip together in Miami. She loved her children and her husband. She was smart, funny, and dedicated to improving the lives of others. She was easy to talk to and very down to earth. I am still saddened by the loss. She will forever live through her daughter and son and in the hearts of those of us that were priviledged to know her.

*** Posted by Helen Silvers on 2011-09-11 ***

Today, on the 10th Anniversary of her re-birth, I share this story. As a child, some 45 years ago, I was touched by an angel named Dora Menchaca, who walked me home from school because I could not find my older brother. Even in her youth she was a caring individual. I will always wonder why God chose to let her touch my life many years ago - this lady whom he would one day make one of his angels in Heaven...

*** Posted by Touched on 2011-09-11 ***

On this 10th anniversary of 9-11 I can only remember Dora Menchaca as the day I last saw her in May 1973 as we graduated from Providence High School. She was a beautiful and brilliant woman on her way to accomplish so many great things. She will always be remembered.

*** Posted by Gisela Girard on 2011-09-11 ***

Ten years on, Dear Dora. A person of magnificent magnanimity, kindness, and humor.

*** Posted by Ned Walker on 2011-09-10 ***

i knew a dora when she was in 6th grade. it was a long time ago so my heart is sad not knowing if this is her. either way my heart is sad for all those who died because of 9=11. I have my own story of dora, but want family to contact me just to make sure the dora I knew is her. I am 75% sure because of her high school, but I want to be 100%.
tony martinez in san antonio texas

*** Posted by tony martinez on 2011-07-16 ***

this dora menchaca is probably my grandma

*** Posted by tommy menchaca on 2011-06-17 ***

Just thinking of you today... I'm so glad you flashed through my life so many years ago... You were a gentle and kind soul. You made all of us who knew you better people.

*** Posted by Pamela Hanson-Medina on 2011-05-02 ***

I came to know Dora as we worked on an NDA together. She was fair, just, and a hard worker. She helped me out when my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, recommending physicians and treatments. I still miss her.

*** Posted by a colleague on 2010-09-13 ***

Dora was a wonderful person and her spirit will always be with us. Dora, we were so lucky to have worked with you at Amgen.

*** Posted by Kate Farrell on 2010-09-11 ***

Today I celebrate who the wonderful woman Dora Menchaca is. I say "is" because with me still is her wonderful guffawing laughter, her deep love for others (particularly her children and husband), and her incredible brilliance. She would be so proud to see the young adults her children have grown into being.

*** Posted by Kate on 2010-09-11 ***

Our family thinks of Dora often, and especially at this time of year. My son, Tyler, remembers how loving she was when he and Jaryd were in preschool together... and can't talk about 9/11 without breaking down and crying and thinking about how hard it must be for Jaryd. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, now and always. <3 The Piwowarczyk's

*** Posted by Kim Piwowarczyk on 2010-09-10 ***

I chose Dora to remember this year [2010] on my website. I had no idea! What a wonderful woman. I am a retired Catholic teacher. I taught chemistry and physics, and she is a tribute to the wonderful Catholic youth that soared in giving God such glory and love and service to others. It is right that if she had to die in this that died on the flight of heroes that fought for life. She is a tribute to family, to the Church, to women, to America. Paz de Cristo! God bless you, Dora, and thank you eternally. Love, peace, and joy for you and your family.

*** Posted by Mary Rhoads on 2010-09-09 ***

I was thinking of Dora today and telling others about her. I wanted those who knew her better than I did to know that her memory does live on, and particularly her compassion.

*** Posted by Lisa on 2010-08-19 ***

R.I.P., Dora. May god bless you.

*** Posted by Sarah on 2010-07-04 ***

As we near our national holiday, the Fourth of July, I am remembering how important freedom is to this country. The freedom not to live in fear is so important. Dora and the others on that flight were heroes. I worked with Dora and remember her as an intelligent, kind person.

*** Posted by Jill on 2010-07-02 ***

I had the pleasure of meeting Dora's daughter today via the internet on Skype. We spoke about her as I remembered her in high school.... As I told her daughter, to me she will always be 18, as that is the last time I saw her. The memories came flooding back to me as I spoke of her. One thing is that, in all the years, she had never changed.... She was delightful and caring, and she had a great sense of humour. Dora would be so proud of her family and of her daughter and her accomplishments.

*** Posted by Rebecca Tranter on 2010-06-20 ***

I thought a lot about Dora today. I hope her family has found some peace.

*** Posted by Kate on 2009-09-11 ***

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