Carmencita Huelar Felisilda
August 27, 1951 – January 15, 2021
My mother, Carmencita H. Felisilda, died on January 15, 2021 due to complications of covid-19. It is no coincidence that she passed on the same day as her father's and her youngest grandson's birthday. She chose that day. She always said, "Events land on the same day so we don't forget". She passed away at St Louise Hospital in the town she called home for the past 36 years, Gilroy. She was 69 years old.
My mother was born in Pasay City, Philippines on August 27, 1951. She is the third child of six child by her parents, Mauro and Adelina Huelar. At the age of 8 she fondly remembers her family coming by boat to the United states. While her mother and siblings were sea sick, she was not. This allowed her to enjoy spaghetti for the first time while watching her first Disney movie, Snow White.
She attended Samuel Ayer High School and graduated in 1971. She then went to college at San Jose City and received her nursing degree in 1975. My mother worked at Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa and retired after 30 years. She worked with kids, administered chemo to cancer patients, worked with the "tickers" in Cardiology, and in the call center. There she forged long lasting friendships, memories, and touched so many lives. My mother truly loved what she did and it showed in the way she cared for patients. Still till this day patients remember my mother. "Your mother cared for me not as another patient but as if I were family".
My mother loved to garden. She is the queen of orchids. I've never known anyone to be able to make orchids come back year after year. She also loved to go to the casinos. Her favorite escape was going to Cache Creek. She had many fond memories taking her mother. Hoping every time they go they would be "taking out" rather than "depositing". Regardless, win or lose she always enjoyed herself.
My mother lived life to the fullest with no regrets. She did what she wanted, spoke her mind, was always thinking of others, and was most generous person I know. Her presence was always felt and her laugh was unforgettable. She gave and loved unconditionally.
My mother is greatly missed by her three children, Noreen #1, Cheri #2, and Peter Joseph #3. Also, by her four grandsons, Shawn, Damon, Jameson, and Cashy. We love and miss you Lola.
My mother will be laid to rest near her parents and cousin Boom on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Friday, February 26, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Carmencita Huelar Felisilda
February 9, 2021
I forgot to mention in the previous memory that our family has known the Huelar family for 50 plus years and Mauro Huelar Sr was my sister Carol’s Godfather. There are so many wonderful memories with the Huelar Family. It was so difficult to hear of the passing of Carmen and Mauro, Jr. May they Rest In Peace.
February 8, 2021
The Hamilton, Gonzales and Ramos Family send Condolences, prayers and love to Carmen’s family and friends. My memories of Carmen is playing Majong with the family. Also she was so caring when it came to my Mom’s health and mine as well. Always asked me if I needed help especially when I was battling Breast Cancer. She will be greatly missed. Love Ailene💕🙏
February 3, 2021
Carmen was a bright light in any room and her smile always showed how she loved life. Her friendship has always been such a precious gift. Our families met during a church group at St Marys 23 years ago and we were instantly welcomed into the family. We shared many dinners and prayers together and through it all we have many Polaroid pictures. Carmen was always one to capture a moment! She has taken care of our kids. She bought us a rice cooker and a big bag of jasmine rice to go with it! She was always quick to give the kids $20 after mass just because Auntie Carmen wanted too. If she bought to much at Costco we would benefit from the extras. She supported many school fundraisers for all the five kids. Our family was blessed with surprise visits, long conversations , and many laughs! The love she shared with us will never be forgotten!