Concha DeJesus Catama
May 30, 1926 – May 20, 2020
Concha DeJesus Catama was born on May 30, 1926 and passed away on May 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada and is under the care of Palm Southwest Mortuary.
Visitation will be held on May 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada. Visitation will be held on May 30, 2020 at 11:00 am at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada. Funeral Service will be held on May 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada. Committal Service will be held on May 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Palm Eastern Cemetery, 7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Concha DeJesus Catama
May 31, 2020
Happy Birthday Mommy! We are so blessed to have had you in our lives for almost 94 years. Please watch over us. I can’t wait to hug you again. I love you so much. ♥️
May 30, 2020
My favorite memories were all the times you babysat me, my siblings and cousins at the Vicente’s house. I’m sorry for all the times we ever drove you crazy. Thank you for always taking care of us, mommy. You are our rock. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.
I remember when I always asked you for candy in your room and you never really had any but when you did, you always gave it to me. I remember you had a cookie tin in your room and when I opened it, it was sewing supplies. You laughed at me.
I remember we would go outside to the front yard and help me up to play in the trees. I remember you would sit on the steps watching me while I looked for four leaf clovers. Every time I found one I gave it to you. You laminated it and would bring it with you to bingo. I thought it was so cool.
I miss you mommy. I will miss your smile and laugh. I love you forever. Rest In Peace.
May 29, 2020
When I was little, I remember you used to make my school uniforms and they fit me perfectly... I remember you gave me money sometimes so I could buy pande coco from the nearby bakery, and chocolaite from the Magnolia vendor some mornings... I remember I ran to your room and cried hysterically one afternoon coz a stray cat took and ate my pet sisiw. You looked at me and said, "Hayaan mo na... Heto ang piso, bumili ka ng pande coco!" so that I would stop crying... I remember how beautiful you were at my wedding and how happy and content I was that even though Mama wasn't with us anymore, you were there... I am so blessed to have you as my Lola, I will miss you... I love you so much Mommy Conch!
May 28, 2020
I could go on forever telling you how wonderful Mommy is. And the least that I can do now is to publicly acknowledge that she was the one person most responsible for shaping who I am. Thank you Mom for your extraordinary ability to keep our family together. You were the strongest link in our household. We always drew our strength from you. And as we bid you farewell, we promise to keep the torch of your love burning in our hearts forever.
Some people say you never get to meet your heroes. But I say, if you’re really truly blessed, you get them as your Mother. Happy Birthday Mommy. Until I hold you close, till then, I’ll pray for you. You will forever live in my heart. I love you Mommy. Your loving son, Gerry.
May 26, 2020
I will always remember sitting right next to you in our 4Runner - on our way to church, on our road trip to Santa Barbara, to Newport Beach, to the Chinese buffets, you name it. Wherever we went, I always sat next to you because I wanted to make sure you were safe and had your seat belt on.
I will always remember coming into your room after school while you watched your teleseryes. I would do homework or even practice the violin in there. You always encouraged me and said I was really good even though I am pretty sure I was horrible and didn’t know what I was doing yet.
I will always remember your smile while I played Hot Cross Buns on the recorder over and over again…
I will always remember how comfortable you made me feel whenever I played some instrument or even danced. I have always been so shy and reserved when it came to those things, but you made me feel fearless. Seeing you happy made me happy; it was that million dollar smile that won me over every single time.
I will always remember you letting me play snake on your Nokia phone and mess with the ringtones because you knew how much I really wanted a cellphone.
I will always remember helping you take care of Aly as well as you helping me play dress up.
I will always remember you almost taking a fat bite of wasabi because you thought it was green tea ice cream.
Though I don’t remember too much, these memories will hold a special place in my heart. You have done above and beyond for your children, your grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Thank you for being a mother to us all. Thank you for showing us what love is. Thank you for giving us a family. Thank you for being a mother to my dad and teaching him what it is like to be a parent; because of you, I have the best dad in the world. I’m sure he learned his parenting skills from someone so great - you.
Saying thank you is such an understatement, but know that we are all so grateful and so fortunate. Like you always say - God bless.
May 25, 2020
Dear Mommy Concha,
Thank you for giving me the warmest smiles and holding my hand everytime we see each other. I'm sorry we weren't able to spend a lot of time together. I hope you are okay there with Lola Cynthia... I am happy that you are not alone. I will miss you...
May 25, 2020
Thank you Mommy.
Thank you Mommy for all the memories that we've shared together. I will always remember Sundays. Moments like praying with you, helping you walk down the aisle to receive communion, holding your hand during the "Our Father" prayer and holding it for moments after the prayer was finished. I will always remember going to Burger King with you after mass. Getting your favorite drink, Coke with no ice. And of course playing "table soccer" while waiting for our food. We would ball up the wrappers from our straws and whoever could flick their ball off their opponents side of the table would win. Thank you for these memories, Mommy.
Thank you Mommy for all the lessons you've taught me. Through your daily routine of reading scripture and partaking in prayer you've taught me how to enhance my faith. You taught me how to sew on a button, use a sewing machine, and how to do simple stitch. You taught me how to play bingo. And most importantly, you taught me how to make a bomb BLT sandwich and Vienna Sausage. Thank you for these lessons, Mommy.
Thank you Mommy for all the gifts you've given me. I will forever treasure all the jewelry, clothes, and other items. But one gift from you that I will always cherish is the gift of family. The Catama family would not be the Catama family if it weren't for you. Because of you, I have amazing aunts, uncles, and cousins. All of whom reflect you in some way or another. You will forever be the rock and foundation of our family. Thank you for these gifts, Mommy.
Thank you Mommy. I will keep you.. along with all the memories, lessons, and gifts.. forever in my heart.
May 25, 2020
How do you say goodbye to a loving mother?
Concha de Jesus Catama was born in Tarlac, Philippines on May 30, 1926. She would have been 94 years old on the day of her burial, May 30, 2020. She died peacefully on May 20, 2020 at 10:57pm.
It is a common fact that Kapangpangan are good cooks. She was not only a good cook but a good seamstress (modista). She made our school uniforms from elementary to college. She would make wedding gowns for my cousins, nieces and friends. To help her in her many sewing orders, she taught me how to finish the hems of dresses. She would take me to the wet market (palengke) and introduced me to her regular vendors (suke). Eventually, I became her runner to the wet market. She also taught me how to wash and iron clothes.
Ever since she arrived in the Maryland in 1988, my mother had been staying with my older sister, Lydia. She lovingly cared for her in the last 5 years of her life. We are forever grateful for her selfless care for our mother.
It was only in June 2018 when I brought my mom with me to Las Vegas. I was able to take care of her for even a short period of time. We would watched our teleseryes together. My mother would switch the channel to GMA whenever the TFC drama is on commercial break and vice versa.
Those special memories will always bring a smile. If only I could turn back the time, then we could sit back and watch those teleserye just like we used to do.
May you now rejoice in God's peace and eternal light where there is no more pain and suffering but only pure bliss in the company of Jesus, Mary and all the celestial courts of heaven. I know in time, grieving will pass and will turn this darkness into light in God's Most Holy Presence and in Mama Mary's loving embrace. Love U forever, Mom! Until we meet again.
May 24, 2020
I thank God for giving you to me as my mother. I am blessed indeed!
I am sorry I did not treasure you as you deserved. Please forgive me for the many times I have hurt your feelings.
Thank you for your patient understanding and kind endurance. Thank you for all you have done to us your 8 children, 18 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
I pray to God to reward you with His Eternal Presence. Your precious memories will forever linger in my mind, heart & soul.
I love you Mommy and I will miss you.
Hug & kisses,
May 23, 2020
Hi Tia Conch! You are now in Good Hands. Finally rested. How can I forget one nice lady whom I considered a family Aunt and so thoughtful. When you were still fine and alert you never failed to send me Christmas cards. I still keep the wedding dress you made for me. We all grew up thinking of you and your children as our ka-familia too! May you rest in eternal peace Tia Concha. We love you. 🌸💕🙏