OBITUARY

Francisca P. Yuzon

June 4, 1940November 16, 2020
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Francisca P. Yuzon, 80, a long time resident of the Las Vegas area, passed away on November 16, 2020 at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. She was born June 4, 1940 in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philppines to Ignacio and Teodorica Pajarillo. She found her soulmate and partner for life, Felix S. Yuzon who also resided in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

Francisca loved to sew and hairdress in her younger years. She got her vocational education in hairdressing and tailoring in Honolulu, Hawaii. Although Francisca did not practice hairdressing professionally, she still cut hair for family and close friends. Most of her life she was a homemaker until retirement. Francisca loved to cook for the family and socialize. She enjoyed going to movies and learned to appreciate football when her grandsons were playing in little league.

She is survived by her husband, Felix; her daughters, Earlyn Yuzon, Lyne (Deninis) Rodis, and Lynda (Rowell) Manalaysay; her grandsons, Linden James Rodis and Darren Joseph Rodis; and all of whom live in Las Vegas, Nevada who brought great joy to her later years.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, all services are private with Palm Southwest Mortuary and Christ the King Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Irene Vana

December 5, 2020

Dear Ateng,

I was so happy to be a sister to you, spending time talking to you. I remember the time when you visited the Philippines for a quite awile with Earlyn and Lyne and Lynda, they were starting school at that time here at St Joseph. When they graduated high school and went to UST, we would always visit you and spend time there. I was happy that you would always visit the province and buy groceries here for the kids back in espana, you and kuyang. We often visited in Manila, Quezon and always go explore different places and create fond memories. Actually in our siblings, to me you were my closest sister and sometimes our siblings would be jealous of how close we were. When you went home to America we somehow cut ties, but you always make time to call and even ask us how we are doing back here. Thank you for always making time for me and for our family and specially Oweng. We can always feel your warmth and love, these gifts you always send to us will serve as a solid proof of your love and your love to your family. I am deeply shattered because the other day we were just talking to you I was so shocked of the fact that you are gone now but you will forever remain in my heart. I love you my sister To our small talks to our sisterhood thank you so so so much for everything

Manalaysay Lynda

December 4, 2020

I and Rowell had lots of Happy, fun memories with mommy. The most favorite ones were the times when we went out on vacations or trips, mommy loved going out to see and explore new places like both of us including Earlyn- my oldest sister. Like when we went to Australia, New Zealand and Figi in 2007, We rode this very high coaster and cross the forest to go down to the base of the mountain. When we also went to a small private island with clear green water. Went to the Great Barrier Reef. She loved it a lot. And our recent Vancouver/ Victoria, Canada 2019 back again the second time vacation after 17 yrs visited our first cousin, his wife and daughter and her family who are residing there for 5 yrs now. Mommy loved this vacation, got to visited family and got to see the beautiful places again!
Mommy we specially daddy will all miss you a lot!!! We, your family specially daddy love you very much 😘!!! Your wonderful memories of you mommy will always be forever in our hearts ♥️ !!!

Virginia and Alex Quintin

December 3, 2020

To Yuzon family
We would love to come join the service for your beloved mom, and bid final goodbye....but after reading the note about safety due to pandemic, your kuya Alex and I are sad to say that we decided to refrain from doing so. Health is the main reason, and most importantly after going through your FB posts. Those are beautiful pictures.... many wonderful, precious moments with her. Her solo picture with her vibrant happy smile, I could only imagine how beautiful and young she had been as a beauty queen in your hometown in the Philippines......we told ourselves, that's how we would like to remember her!!

I would like to let you know one of my friendly interactions with her that I will never forget:
One Christmas,
I gave her a framed picture of her and your dad together. She told me, she cried after opening and saw what a nice picture of them both! That remained in my mind and more so now that she is gone!

We may not be there in person to show our love, prayers and support, but you are in our thoughts at this time of sorrow. We will be watching the virtual service.

Hugs,
A'te Virginia and kuya Alex

Biography

Francisca Pajarillo Yuzon was a modest woman who was quiet and observant in her ways. She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook. Realistic about life, she was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

Francisca was born on June 4, 1940 at home in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines to Ignacio and Teodorica Pajarillo. Francisca was raised in San Jose City with her six brothers, Euvegildo, Elino, Diomedes, Rodolfo, Petronio, and Ignacio Jr.; and four sisters, Tarcila, Irene, Margarita, and Cresencia. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable, traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

As a young child, Francisca was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. She developed a variety of interests, though, and was always curious about the world around her. She liked staying active by playing softball and becoming a member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. In school, Francisca found a love for Home Economics, especially sewing and cooking. She even won first place in a cooking contest. Francisca graduated from Nueva Ecija North Provinical High School in 1957 and continued her love for Home Economics into college. She attended a vocational school for hairdressing and sewing where she earned her Associates degree. During this time, she took part in track and field and was also crowned Queen Francisca I in a beauty contest.

Always considered to be a solid friend, Francisca was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during her life. She was committed to her friends and valued the trust she placed in them. It was not uncommon for Francisca to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought her out for advice because she had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of her best friends were Flor Caloma, Soledad Santiago, Solin Santiago, and Tarcila Libunao. Later in life, she became friends with Bote and Tasing Bautista.

On September 6, 1964 Francisca exchanged wedding vows with Felix Santos Yuzon at the San Jose City Methodist Church of San Jose City. Compassionate and devoted to Felix, Francisca held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Felix and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

Francisca brought the same traditional values in her marriage to bear on how she raised her children. She was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in her dealings. She would always listen carefully and think things through before she acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Francisca was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Francisca was blessed with three daughters, Earlyn, Lyne, and Lynda. For 15 years while Felix was in the US Navy, she worked diligently to raise her children while her husband was away. She was later blessed with two grandsons, Linden James and Darren Joseph.

Staying active was a continued trend in Francisca’s life. She enjoyed all sorts, from dancing to farming. She was even something of a sports fan, and would watch boxing and football when she got the chance. Through farming, she had many pets, including dogs, pigs, and a carabao. They were best friends for She had her dogs for three years, her pigs for a year, and her carabao for five years. Francisca also enjoyed traveling, and some of her favorite vacations included a Caribbean cruise and vacations in different states of the USA. She also traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

As a woman who always showed great commitment to the things she believed in, it’s little wonder that Francisca was so active in her community. She was an honorary member of PAMET-Nevada and a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. Francisca was also a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of St. Moore Catholic Church for six years, and a member of Christ the King for 12 years. During that time, she would lead Bible studies. She was a sympathetic woman who valued her beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

Francisca Pajarillo Yuzon passed away on November 16, 2020 at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Felix S. Yuzon; her daughters, Earlyn Yuzon, Lyne Rodis, and Lynda Manalaysay; her sons-in-law, Dennis Rodis and Rowell Manalaysay; her grandsons, Linden James Y. Rodis and Darren Joseph Y. Rodis; her brothers, Euvegildo Pajarillo, Petronio Pajarillo, and Ignacio Pajarillo Jr.; and her sisters, Irene Vana and Cresencia Beltran. Services were held at Christ the King Church in Las Vegas.

Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Francisca Pajarillo Yuzon. She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved, and she will be deeply missed.

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