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Catalina Mariano Encarnacion

May 5, 1923 - November 19, 2016

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CATALINA MARIANO ENCARNACION
(May 5, 1923 - November 19, 2016)

Catalina Mariano Encarnacion surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov.19, 2016 of congestive heart failure at the age of 93.

She was born on May 5, 1923 in Arayat, Pampanga, Philippines to parents Macario Mariano and Emerenciana Mesina. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Justo F. Encarnacion and her eldest son, John Encarnacion. She is survived by her daughter Carmelita and son -in-law Arlie Delph of Kentucky; daughter Gloria ( widow of Yolando...

CATALINA MARIANO ENCARNACION
(May 5, 1923 - November 19, 2016)

Catalina Mariano Encarnacion surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov.19, 2016 of congestive heart failure at the age of 93.

She was born on May 5, 1923 in Arayat, Pampanga, Philippines to parents Macario Mariano and Emerenciana Mesina. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Justo F. Encarnacion and her eldest son, John Encarnacion. She is survived by her daughter Carmelita and son -in-law Arlie Delph of Kentucky; daughter Gloria ( widow of Yolando Trinidad ) of Texas; daughter Merlina of Texas; daughter Rosalinda ( widow of Takahiro Mogi ) of Japan; son Joseph of San Diego; daughter Estrella and son - in- law Patrick Ognacevic of San Diego; son Robert and daughter -in-law Loida of Chula Vista and grandchildren David & Daniel Trinidad ( sons of Gloria ), Muneyuki Mogi ( son of Rosalinda ), Joe, Mark & Michael Encarnacion (sons of Joseph ) and Jennifer, James and Melania (children of Robert

In her younger years as wife to Justo who was then the Personal Secretary to the British governor of North Borneo ( now called Sabah, Malaysia ), she got to meet and to shake hands with Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England as well as the Duchess of Kent. Also, flanked by the the governor of Ilocos Sur and the mayor of Vigan, she was by Justo's side when the British Ambassador ( who flew all the way here ) to pin the Meritorious Service medal from the Queen of England for his more than 30 years of distinguished service.

Catalina's ultimate goal in life was being a devoted wife and devoted mother- so devoted and caring was she, till her final breath in life.

She loved gardening and had green thumb. She loved sewing dresses for her little girls. She tirelessly loved cooking for her loved ones. She was so patient and never complained. She was so generous - with what little she had, she will still give to you - forgetting her own needs. She will always put other s first before herself.

Together with Papa, she brought us up eight children - disciplined, fair and equal.

Mommy, you may not be wealthy - but you have a wealth of love, patience, understanding and generosity. You are our model and will always be forever!

God has a mission for each one of us on earth and Mommy had accomplished hers.

God has another mission for her Up There in order to prepare for our smooth coming when the time comes.

We have 3 special guardian angels - Papa, John and now , you, Mommy.

Till we meet again, Mei. The chain is broken but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again - and we will all be together again.

We all love you very much and you will always be in our hearts forever.

See you in Heaven, Mei!

Viewing will be held from 5:00P M to 9:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at Glen Abbey Mortuary Chapel at 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902. Prayer vigil will be held at 6:00 PM on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday Nov. 28, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church at 2643 Homedale St. San Diego, CA 92139 with Rev. Fr. Roland Gabutera officiating. Her final resting place will be at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.