OBITUARY

Felicitas "Fely" Jaculina

November 23, 1942April 6, 2019
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When Felicitas Jaculina walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who she was and how she impacted those around her. She was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if she wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. She was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

Felice was born on November 23, 1942 at Brgy. Tabuc Suba Jaro, Iloilo City in Iloilo, Philippines. She was the daughter of Mariano and Dolsura Jaculina. She was raised in Iloilo, Philippines. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew her might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Felice was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.

Felice was raised with 8 siblings. 4 older siblings and 4 younger sinlings. Their names are Rosalina Bucais,Sabino Jaculina, Flaviano Jaculina, Genoveva Morla, Jose Jaculina, Reynaldo Jaculina, Mariano Jaculina and Cirilo Jaculina. She was very accepting and supportive of her family.

As a young girl, she was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. She was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. She took part in teasing other children on the playground for fun. Felice's memorable achievements were excelling in school. She had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she took part in.

With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Felice was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, she was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. Later in life, she became friends with Pamela Chase, Linda Hoosier, Donna Dull, Ingrid Mult, Darlene Polistico and Marsha Stanton.

Felice was a creative and stern parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. Felice was blessed with 4 children: Jan Snyder, Ronald Snyder Jr., Raymond Snyder and Albert Jaculina. They were also blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jurell Snyder, Virgil Taylor, Ronald Snyder , Hannah Jaculina, Kyle Jaculina and Jared Bustamante.

Felice was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was Data Analyst at Lockheed Missile and then she became a Massage Therapist. She was employed for over 25 years at Lockheed Missile and spent the rest of her working life as a massage therapist. Felice was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. She had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Her fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor.

Because Felice loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were singing, dancing, modeling, playing softball and studying martial arts. She had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, her ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

Throughout her life, Felice was actively involved in professional and community organizations. She was compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. Always able to build a consensus, Felice seemed to be the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. Those who had the opportunity to work with her usually agreed that when you were involved in an organization with her, it was as entertaining as anything you could imagine. Throughout her later years, Felice was an active member of the Toast Masters.

Though she never did anything solely for individual recognition, her ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned her accolades for her many lifelong efforts. Some of her most prestigious awards included voted Top Ramp Model in 1977. She was also a brown belt in Okinawan Karate.

Felice's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, she took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included Baguio City in the Philippines and anywhere in Mexico. She also loved going to Las Vegas to see the shows and gamble.

Felice was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Bridget, Jade and Princess. All of them were Poodles., she had Bridget the poodle for 16 years, Jade the poodle for 5 years and Princess the poodle is still alive and with her daughter. Her family was rounded out by her cat, Ming and dogs that included Lucky and Zeeba.

Felice Jaculina passed away on April 6, 2019 at Grant Cuesta Rehabilitation Center in Mountain View, CA. She fought a brave battle against breast cancer and then most recently Lymphoma. She is survived by her children Jan, Raymond and Albert, 6 grandchildren - Jurell, Virgil, Ronald, Jared, Hannah and Kyle. 6 great-grandchildren - Marcus, Myles, Kiana, Brooklyn, Madelyn and Evelyn and 3 siblings Genoveva, Mariano and Cirilo. She also has many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. There are also many other relatives that reside in the Philippines. Services were held at Lima Family Chapel.Felice was laid to rest in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Fremont, California.

There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Felice. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to her for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. She will be truly missed by all, especially her children.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Felicitas "Fely" Jaculina

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Sherryl Allen

April 18, 2019

I was about 12 years old and my brother Ronald and his wife Fely came to the door with Jeanette who was maybe about 2 years olds or less and she was just absolutely adorable. My memory of Fely is when she became a citizen of the United States and how thrilled she was. As she studied for this I got to learn along with her and it helped me to have a desire as I got older to learn more about the Constitution and the founding fathers and about the history of the United States. One of the neat things is when I grew up and married we were at Ricks College in Rexburg Idaho and my husband, Ron and I we're just barely making it and needed about $50 to finish paying the rent. And what do I get in the mail but a $50 check from Fely! I asked her later why she did that and she told me that she just felt like she should send us the money that we needed it. She was a very spiritual person. Very in tune. Another time after my husband Ron had graduated from BYU and we were settling in a small town in Utah I get a package from Fely two cute dresses for our daughters. She did that several times and it was so nice and so fun to have them because we were just barely out of college and Ron with a High school teaching job in the area. Sweet travels in Paradise, Fely. Your family, my mother and father and your sweet son Butch is there to meet you. With love to the family.

Marsha Stanton

April 17, 2019

I met Felice in 1991. We were both active in the Lockheed Toastmasters club Success Leadership in Sunnyvale. Her wit and humor is legendary. She organized a huge fashion show using the mostly male engineers in our club. Her advice to me and the others who had a tendency to walk looking at the ground...”What? You think you’re going to find a quarter?! Hold your head high!” We had a blast as she morphed a group of shy engineers into stylish ramp models.

Later both of us left Lockheed to pursue other interests. While I slogged through chiropractic school,
Felice started her own very successful massage therapy school and business Runes Wellness. She advocated for massage therapists and businesses by appearing before Santa Clara County boards which resulted in a greater respect by the public and police of reputable therapy businesses and therapists. Her graduates were sought after for their skills. “You are going to be a professional therapist when you complete your coursework...none of this rub a dub dub stuff!” She was so proud of her students as she sent them out with life skills and the confidence they needed to be successful.

Our friendship deepened throughout the years. We supported each other through life’s passages. And we both enjoyed taking the bus to Red Hawk Casino. Thats where I took this picture of her at the buffet. She could eat more than any person I knew pound for pound. She was this stylish and beautiful person inside and out. I will miss her very much.
My deepest sympathy to her family.

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Biography

When Felicitas Jaculina walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who she was and how she impacted those around her. She was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if she wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. She was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

Felice was born on November 23, 1942 at Brgy. Tabuc Suba Jaro, Iloilo City in Iloilo, Philippines. She was the daughter of Mariano and Dolsura Jaculina. She was raised in Iloilo, Philippines. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew her might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Felice was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.

Felice was raised with 8 siblings. 4 older siblings and 4 younger sinlings. Their names are Rosalina Bucais,Sabino Jaculina, Flaviano Jaculina, Genoveva Morla, Jose Jaculina, Reynaldo Jaculina, Mariano Jaculina and Cirilo Jaculina. She was very accepting and supportive of her family.

As a young girl, she was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. She was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. She took part in teasing other children on the playground for fun. Felice's memorable achievements were excelling in school. She had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she took part in.

With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Felice was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, she was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. Later in life, she became friends with Pamela Chase, Linda Hoosier, Donna Dull, Ingrid Mult, Darlene Polistico and Marsha Stanton.

Felice was a creative and stern parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. Felice was blessed with 4 children: Jan Snyder, Ronald Snyder Jr., Raymond Snyder and Albert Jaculina. They were also blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jurell Snyder, Virgil Taylor, Ronald Snyder , Hannah Jaculina, Kyle Jaculina and Jared Bustamante.

Felice was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was Data Analyst at Lockheed Missile and then she became a Massage Therapist. She was employed for over 25 years at Lockheed Missile and spent the rest of her working life as a massage therapist. Felice was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. She had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Her fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor.

Because Felice loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were singing, dancing, modeling, playing softball and studying martial arts. She had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, her ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

Throughout her life, Felice was actively involved in professional and community organizations. She was compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. Always able to build a consensus, Felice seemed to be the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. Those who had the opportunity to work with her usually agreed that when you were involved in an organization with her, it was as entertaining as anything you could imagine. Throughout her later years, Felice was an active member of the Toast Masters.

Though she never did anything solely for individual recognition, her ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned her accolades for her many lifelong efforts. Some of her most prestigious awards included voted Top Ramp Model in 1977. She was also a brown belt in Okinawan Karate.

Felice's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, she took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included Baguio City in the Philippines and anywhere in Mexico. She also loved going to Las Vegas to see the shows and gamble.

Felice was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Bridget, Jade and Princess. All of them were Poodles., she had Bridget the poodle for 16 years, Jade the poodle for 5 years and Princess the poodle is still alive and with her daughter. Her family was rounded out by her cat, Ming and dogs that included Lucky and Zeeba.

Felice Jaculina passed away on April 6, 2019 at Grant Cuesta Rehabilitation Center in Mountain View, CA. She fought a brave battle against breast cancer and then most recently Lymphoma. She is survived by her children Jan, Raymond and Albert, 6 grandchildren - Jurell, Virgil, Ronald, Jared, Hannah and Kyle. 6 great-grandchildren - Marcus, Myles, Kiana, Brooklyn, Madelyn and Evelyn and 3 siblings Genoveva, Mariano and Cirilo. She also has many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. There are also many other relatives that reside in the Philippines. Services were held at Lima Family Chapel.Felice was laid to rest in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Fremont, California.

There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Felice. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to her for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. She will be truly missed by all, especially her children.