Josephine Santiago Abcede

October 19, 1944December 21, 2018

On Friday, December 21, 2018, Josephine “Josie” Abcede, 74, of Portland, OR, passed away suddenly, soon after the passing of her husband of 46 years, Reynaldo Abcede.

Josie was born in Baguio City, Philippines on October 19, 1944. She graduated from the University of Baguio and received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

She was a devout Catholic, a strong-willed and independent woman with interests in sewing and knitting. Josie will forever be remembered for her passion in healthcare as she later became a Certified Nursing Assistant and was Reynaldo’s caregiver the past several years.

Josie is survived by her son Raymond Abcede, daughters Maria Schaeffer, Gee Watson, sons-in-law Jon Schaeffer, Stephen Watson, two grandchildren, brothers Arsenio, Victor, Alexander, Emmanuel, Augustus, sister Gemma and sister-in-law Lourdes Santiago. She is also survived by extended family and friends.

A celebration of Josephine’s life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Pius Catholic Church, starting with a Rosary at 9:30 AM and a memorial mass at 10 AM. A lunch reception will follow thereafter.

Online condolences to the family in memory of Josie can be made through the Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel website.


  • Arsenio Santiago, Brother
  • Victor Santiago, Brother
  • Alexander Santiago, Brother
  • Emmanuel Santiago, Brother
  • Augustus Santiago, Brother
  • Gemma Santiago, Sister
  • Lourdes Santiago, Sister-in-law
  • Maria Schaeffer, Daughter
  • Raymond Abcede, Son
  • Gee Watson, Daughter
  • Jon Schaeffer, Son-in-law
  • Stephen Watson, Son-in-law
  • Elissa Schaeffer, Granddaughter
  • Kiersten Schaeffer, Granddaughter


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 19, 2019

Josephine Santiago Abcede

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