Carmelita Ko

April 30, 1954September 29, 2012

Carmelita Alesna Ko, age 58 of Lancaster, California, passed away on September 29, 2012. She was born in CarCar, Cebu, Philippines on April 30, 1954 to Leonardo and Rosalia (Alesna Sciacor) Cabantan.

Carmelita graduated from San Carlos University in Cebu City. She married Joey Ko in Cebu City on December 23, 1976. A member of The Church on the Way (Pentecostal Foursquare Christian) in Van Nuys, California, Carmelita authored the book, “Rough, Rugged And Sweet, A Journey To Destiny,” in 2011.

Wife of Joey Ko of Lancaster; mother of Jay Ko of Lancaster, John Ko of Lancaster, Kristi Ko of Lancaster and Debra Ko-Valladares of Lancaster; daughter of the late Leonardo and Rosalia; sister of Roberto Alesna, Generoso Alesna, Adeline Legaspi and the late Brenda Alesna; grandmother of Chase Valladares

Funeral at Eternal Valley Chapel of the Hills, 23287 Sierra Hwy., Newhall, Saturday 1 p.m. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, October 5, 2012

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Joseph & Xenia Martinez

October 6, 2012

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28. Although we didn't personally know of your mother, it is evident that she has left a legacy, just by seeing her children and family and those that did know her. I know that she will be missed but never forgotten until you are reunited with her in Heaven. With much love Joseph & Xenia

Glenda Victores

October 6, 2012

Sister Carmelita, I will never forget you, you were always so sweet, gentle, cherish and fun to me... You always made me feel like if I was part of your family... I still remember the day I had the privilege to hear your testimony and when you and Bro. Joe met, how you both got in love with each other... Oh what a blessing that was... I remember those specific and amazing details that both of you shared that particular time... Thank you for sharing the Lord's love always with me and my daughter Monica, and for such a reason we will miss you greatly... But at the same time we will be eternally celebrating your joyful meeting at the presence of our Lord GOD!!! Continue enjoying till we meet again in glory... Love you my dear sister Carmelita... Glenda & Monica :)

Debra Valladares

October 3, 2012

Thank you Cynthia for your kinds words you have said about my mom. Thank you guys for all your love and care.

Cynthia Ortiz

October 2, 2012

Carmelita's presence inspired many people. I remember her sitting (and somtimes helping) in so many services, supporting her family while they stood on stage worshipping God. She sat in a church that was not her 1st, nor 2nd language, nor culture. She loved God through it.

Her faithfulness as a wife, mom, and daughter of the King, was so inspiring.

I remember her being in one of the ABI classes that I taught. She had perserverance amongst the many hats that she wore. I was so inspired.

Debbie, I know you know this, but I have to say, you had an amazing mom!

Her legacy lives on in you.

Thank you for sharing your mom with us.