Maria Boado Gavina

July 5, 1921July 1, 2018
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Maria Eslao Boado Gavina, Age 96, of Oxnard, CA, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 1, 2018. She was born July 5, 1921 in Agoo, La Union, Philippines to Pio and Juana Boado. As a homemaker, she lived a full life loving without reservation. She was always patient and strived to live in the likeness of her Lord Jesus Christ.

Maria joins her one true love, Crispin Gavina. She is survived by her sister Aurora Laroco, 92yo., her children; Adelina Van Fenema, Rogelio Gavina, Manuel Gavina and Aurora Gavina; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Friends and family whose lives Maria has touched are invited to her services at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93033 on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 10a-9p with recitation of the rosary and liturgy of the word at 6p. Please visit to share a fond memory of Maria.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Rosary Service Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Violeta P. Tabigne

July 16, 2018

Hi! I'm Violeta, my Auntie Mary's favorite niece from Canada. She's the only one who calls Violeta not Violy my nickname. Anyways, she's my favorite Auntie too, cause every time we see each other, we always have fun, like talking, laughing, joking and singing. Infact my mama told me that when I was a kid she always carry and play with me.

When I was a nine years old we immigrate to General Santos, where Mr. Pacquio lives. We still get to see each other, whenever we visit Luzon. Auntie had a chance to visit General Santos on April 1986 to attend my parents 50th golden wedding anniversary.

Will, Auntie, I will treasure all the advices you told me and your love. I will surely miss you.

Good night Auntie, see you in the resurrection day, when Jesus comes.

Violeta, your favorite niece

Garey Eugenio

July 16, 2018

I was blessed to have Grandma in my life. I really only had one grandparent growing up. Maria's husband Crispin had passed away before I was born. And my fathers parents were in the Philippines. So basically Maria, my grandmother helped raise my siblings and myself.

For my whole life my grandma has always been there for me. When I was a born my grandma came to take care of me in Japan to help my parents.

When my family was in Philippines my grandma took care of me.

And in 86 my grandma came to California to take care of my siblings and myself. So everywhere we went Maria was there. She would help raise us while My mom worked and my father would be station somewhere with the military.

So in life my grandma was always there for us thoughtout my life . So for those of u that know me and who know my siblings we are a reflection of my grandma. She helped raise me into the man that I am today. I wouldn't be who I am without her. She will live on through the lessons I learned from her... as I will pass those lessons I've learned to my children.

Grandma I love you. I will miss you

Roger Gavina

July 15, 2018

Rae Marie Arguelles

July 12, 2018

I Love my Great Grandma Mary!
-Deanna Rae Arguelles

Rae Marie Arguelles

July 12, 2018

Rae Marie Arguelles

July 12, 2018

My Dear Grandma,

I miss you but I know you are resting now, no more pain. There are no amount of words to express my love and gratitude for the blessings of you in my life. You have been present in my brothers and my life ever since we were babies. You are a big part of who I am. You always walked with a strong but gentle spirit, so patient, and so kind. I will never forget you, making sure your legacy of kindness, patience, unconditional love, commitment to the family, and always looking to Jesus as the answer lives on in my life and my family. I know you are in a beautiful, happy place now.

Till we see each other again,
Rae Marie, your apo

Joy Chu

July 12, 2018

Grandma Mary,

You will always be in our heart. I will always remember our funny memories together & pass the stories you've told me to Gavin. No more pain grandma. May Jesus save you & guide you to the Lord God. Love you always grandma, may your beautiful soul rest in peace.

Joy, Vince & Gavin

Mae Ann Gavina

July 9, 2018

Mae Ann Gavina

July 9, 2018

Mae Ann Gavina

July 9, 2018

To my Grandma,

For days, I've been meaning to write you my love letter, but every time I start, I get emotional. I know you're at your happy place now, there really is no reason to be lonely. Perhaps you're doing your aerobics up there now. The one you tried to teach me when I was 10 years old; and dancing, because you really love to do that, or watching your telenovela or perhaps busy because finally, you are reunited with Grandpa.

Two years ago, I was lucky enough to spend time with you. Saying goodbye to you that time was one of my greatest heartache because I know that might be my last.

I remember our road trips. Traveling for hours, you were strong enough to spend hours on the road. You and I watching TFC. You and I eating dinner.

I remember sleeping in your house and was really looking forward waking up early and making you breakfast. But again, every time, you woke up earlier than me.

I wanted to have more of that, Grandma. Sometimes life shows you what it's like to have something. Life shows you, this could have been my life. I wanted that, Grandma. I wanted to have time with you. I wanted to take care of you.

But thank you, Grandma, for the love that you have shown us through the years. For teaching me that home is where the heart is, it’s where grandpa is. Thank you for the many times you’ve visited us in the Philippines. I am always thankful to the Lord for the chance to visit you when you were no longer able to.

I will miss you dearly, Grandma. I close my eyes and I still can’t believe you are no longer with us. Visiting Aunty and my cousins this December will definitely be different without you, but I will always hold you dear to my heart.

You are loved, Grandma. Rest now. Until we meet again.

Mae Ann