OBITUARY

Ofelia Villamar Garcia

October 11, 1945November 20, 2019
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Ofelia Villamar Garcia entered peacefully into rest at her home in Milpitas, California on November 20, 2019. She was 74 years old.

Ofelia was born in Vigo, Lubang, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines on October 11, 1945. Ofelia is the oldest child of Pedrin and Floria Villamar. She grew up in Vigo, along with her siblings. She finished her education at Vigo Elementary School. She attended half of her high school at Stella Maris in Lubang, graduating high school at Far Eastern University. She finished college at the University of Santo Tomas, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. From there, Ofelia began her teaching career at the University and went directly to teach at St. John’s Academy in San Juan, then to Assumption College in Makati.

After a few years of teaching in the Philippines, she took on a new challenge and immigrated to the United States in 1969. In 1972, she fell in love with and married Alfredo Garcia in San Francisco, and they would have two sons, Scotty and Michael. Her family settled in the suburbs of Santa Clara and Milpitas, and her career included positions with Pacific Bell, New York Life and the Veterans Administration. She was a longtime volunteer for the Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics, as well as her hometown organization, Lubang Looc International (LLI) Northern California Chapter, serving as its first President. Throughout her years she enjoyed her time with family, friends, and loved ones near and far.

She is survived by: her beloved husband of 47 years, Alfredo Garcia; her devoted sons and their spouses, Scotty and Aloha Garcia, Michael and Lisa Garcia; sister Marilou Dudero; brothers, Edgardo “Gerry” Villamar, Wilfredo Villamar, Emmanuel Villamar; grandchildren, Emma and Natalie; many extended family and close friends. Her Mother Floria, her Father Pedrin and Sister Tessie, preceded her in death and they will meet again at the gates of heaven.

Funeral Services for Ofelia Villamar Garcia

Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary 48800 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, Ca. 94539

Limafamilycedarlawn.com

Visitation/Viewing: Sunday, Dec.1st, 2019 3:00-9:00 pm Monday, Dec.2nd, 2019 3:00-9:00 pm (Vigil Service 6:00 pm)

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 10:00 am

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 750 Sequoia Drive Milpitas, Ca. 95035

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Rosary Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Marilou Dudero

December 2, 2019

I wouldn't be who I am today without an older sister to look up to. Ate Offie is my role model since childhood. I always wanted to be like her! I learned a lot from her examples, to be kind, thoughtful and humble. She taught me how to be responsible and to meet every challenge as a learning opportunity. She was my first employer, having to wash and iron her uniform when she started teaching. What a joyful time it was when I received my first paycheck at the age of 10! Thank you Ate for making me the person I am today, hope I made you proud. Missing you terribly...
Love,
Baby

Mariel Dudero

December 2, 2019

What I will remember most about Auntie Offie was her kind, nurturing, caring, loving, selfless heart. It just radiated. When my mom went on vacation with Lola and Uncle Gerry and my dad worked nights, Michelle and I stayed with her and Uncle Al for a couple weeks (we were 10 or 11) and I will never forget the time we spent there. She helped us with our homework, made us dinner (she made the best grilled cheese sandwiches), gave us advice, told us stories of her childhood with all of her siblings and just made sure we were comfortable there. This is how it always was with her. I felt the love she had for us as her nieces. Because she lived just one street away from us we would always stop by and visit with her and she would show us the beautiful roses in the backyard and we would just catch up. Her door was always open to us. I’m grateful for all of the time spent together. She was like a second mom to us never hesitating to support us through all special events in our lives. I always remember her being there. Without her love and influence I wouldn’t be who I am today. I remember she was the life of every party. Her personality was vivacious and you couldn’t help but fall in love with her. I will always remember and admire her strength. She was a true reflection of Lola Floria. We will all miss you Auntie Offie and we are all blessed to have had you in our lives. You have touched all our hearts. Thank you for everything. Rest In Peace now with our family up in heaven. We will always love you and I will be sure to tell Maile-Lei all about you.

Hazel Yoshinaga

November 29, 2019

Sincere condolence to the Garcia and Villamar families. Ate Offie was a wonderful cousin: so thoughtful, hospitable, and caring. I will miss her dearly and will remember all the great times we had where my family and I visited Northern CA and Offie and family visited Southern CA. From milestone events like weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays, to vacationing in Reno and Tahoe, to just sitting next to her and holding her hand as she sat in her dialysis chair - the memories are with me forever. Love always from Hazel.

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Biography

Ofelia Villamar Garcia entered peacefully into rest at her home in Milpitas, California on November 20, 2019. She was 74 years old.

Ofelia was born in Vigo, Lubang, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines on October 11, 1945. Ofelia is the oldest child of Pedrin and Floria Villamar. She grew up in Vigo, along with her siblings. She finished her education at Vigo Elementary School. She attended half of her high school at Stella Maris in Lubang, graduating high school at Far Eastern University. She finished college at the University of Santo Tomas, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. From there, Ofelia began her teaching career at the University and went directly to teach at St. John’s Academy in San Juan, then to Assumption College in Makati.

After a few years of teaching in the Philippines, she took on a new challenge and immigrated to the United States in 1969. In 1972, she fell in love with and married Alfredo Garcia in San Francisco, and they would have two sons, Scotty and Michael. Her family settled in the suburbs of Santa Clara and Milpitas, and her career included positions with Pacific Bell, New York Life and the Veterans Administration. She was a longtime volunteer for the Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics, as well as her hometown organization, Lubang Looc International (LLI) Northern California Chapter, serving as its first President. Throughout her years she enjoyed her time with family, friends, and loved ones near and far.

She is survived by: her beloved husband of 47 years, Alfredo Garcia; her devoted sons and their spouses, Scotty and Aloha Garcia, Michael and Lisa Garcia; sister Marilou Dudero; brothers, Edgardo “Gerry” Villamar, Wilfredo Villamar, Emmanuel Villamar: grandchildren, Emma and Natalie; many extended family and close friends. Her Mother Floria, her Father Pedrin and Sister Tessie, preceded her in death and they will meet again at the gates of heaven.


Funeral Services for Ofelia Villamar Garcia

Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary
48800 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, Ca. 94539

Limafamilycedarlawn.com

Visitation/Viewing:
Sunday, Dec.1st, 2019 3:00-9:00 pm
Monday, Dec.2nd, 2019 3:00-9:00 pm (Vigil Service 6:00 pm)


Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 10:00 am

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
750 Sequoia Drive
Milpitas, Ca. 95035