Fairhaven Memorial Services

27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA

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Lt Colonel Aurora Curamen Ventenilla, US Army, Ret.

November 7, 1939October 5, 2019

Aurora Curamen Ventenilla, US Army, Ret. was born on November 7, 1939 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines and passed away on October 5, 2019 in San Juan Capistrano, California.


19 October

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Fairhaven Memorial Services

27856 Center Drive
Mission Viejo, California 92692


Lt Colonel Aurora Curamen Ventenilla, US Army, Ret.

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Mark Natola

October 11, 2019

Rick, although I never knew your Mother personally, I just want to say that I’m forever grateful to her for bringing you into this world. Your mother has blessed my life through our friendship Rick. God Bless you and your entire family.

Greg Tomines

October 11, 2019

My most vivid memory of auntie is how gentle and soft spoken she was with everyone. I never saw her sad nor angry but always with a smile and laughter so contagious it would brighten a rainy day. She was a beautiful woman and I will truly miss her. And as sad as it may be that she is no longer with us, I'm grateful she and uncle along with my parents are with the Lord in paradise. May God bless and console the Ventenilla family.


Aurora C Ventenilla, 79, went home to be with the Lord on the 5th October 2019 at Tessie’s Place an assisted living facility in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Her celebration of life will be held on Saturday the 19th October 2019 in Mission Viejo, CA at Fairhaven Memorial Services.

Aurora was born on 7th November 1939 in Nueva Ecija, Phillipines to Petra and Tereso Curamen. In 1964 she graduated from Manila Central University in the Phillipines as a Medical Doctor.

She married Doroteo Ventenilla on Oct 22, 1966. They raised two children, a son and a daughter. In 1968 they immigrated to the United States where they raised their family.

Aurora continued to practice medicine as a Physician, specializing in Psychiatric & Neuro Medicine. She was employed by the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1980 after becoming a U.S. Citizen, Aurora joined the U.S. Army Reserves where she served until 1993 and retired as a Lt Colonel. She was dedicated and committed to working with disabled Veterans throughout her career and was an exemplary citizen to her community and country. Aurora will be sorely missed by many.

She is survived by her Daughter and Son, Annalyn Henderson and Enrique Ventenilla along with her 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and younger sister Estrella Garcia.