Librada Ayson Apolonio

October 31, 1918November 8, 2018

In Loving Memory of Librada Ayson Apolonio

Librada Ayson Apolonio was born on October 31, 1918 in Lguig, Cagayan. She passed away peacefully on November 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the 4th out of 7 children of Sylvester Ayson – a native of San Esteban, Ilocos Sur and Maria Apolonio – a native of Lquig, Cagayan. She was also the last survivor amongst her siblings

During her teenage years, Librada and her brother Regino moved to Ilocos Sur to live with their aunts and uncle of the Ayson family in order to continue their education. She was married to the late Federico Antolin Apolonio and settled down in the small town of San Esteban. She immigrated to the United States in 1976 where she became a U.S citizen shortly afterwards.

Librada has survived by her 8 children and their families, all residing here in Seattle: Ernesto, Jeremias, Filipinas, Julita, Carmelita, Elvira, Athena and Imelda. She is predeceased by her 3 children Leopoldo, Emilia and Flordeliza. She has 39 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and 14 great, great grandchildren.

Librada was a charismatic and gentle soul whom touched the hearts of the many paths she crossed. She was selfless and kind – a woman who dedicated herself to raising a beautiful family and ensuring that she was actively involved in the lives of her children and their families. Her warm smile instantly made you feel at home and that contagious laugh of hers had a special way of putting you at ease. The sparkle she carried in her eyes when she was surrounded by her enormous family is truly one that will never be forgotten.

She will be remembered as a Loving mother, grandmother and a great grandmother. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and will be truly missed by her Family and Friends.


  • Viewing Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, November 19, 2018

Librada Ayson Apolonio

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Aileen Kaku

January 2, 2019

As this new year begins, the holidays that have come and gone were bitter sweet. We all miss you and Lolo so much. You were the center of our family and we will never be the same. We were so lucky to have so many loving years with you and when I look back on those years, my biggest regret is not learning Ilocano so that I could have conversed with you more and listen to more stories about your life and understand your jokes and lyrics to your favorite songs. When I think of you now, I always hear one of your favorite songs in my head, the song Isem. When I learned what it meant, it made me happy because it is the perfect song for you. Your smile was beautiful and I think we all loved making you do so. Your smile was full of love just like you were. The way you lovingly took care of us grandkids, how you always made sure we were fed when we came over, how you welcomed Christopher into the family with open arms and how you sweetly shared chocolate treats with Ikaika. Thank you for teaching us the value of family.
For me, your passing has gotten me to reflect on life and how I want to carry forward your legacy. You and Lolo have done so much to provide for our family and I want to show you that I am grateful. I want to do something meaningful with my life. I will work hard and better myself so that I can better my family’s future because that’s what you’ve always wanted for every single one of us. I will remind myself during the good times and the difficult times to use the love you and Lolo had for us as motivation, as inspiration and as support. Thank you for everything.
Love you forever and always,

Cherie Alabaso

December 23, 2018

You taught me everything
And everything you've given me
I always keep it inside
You're the driving force in my life

There isn't anything
Or anyone that I can be
And it just wouldn't feel right
If I didn't have you by my side

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey
Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be what you have been to me
You will always be
You will always be the girl in my life
For all times

Mama, mama, you know I love you
Oh you know I love you
Mama, mama, you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like tears from the stars
Yes, it is
Mama, I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul
Yes, it is
Yes, it is
Yes, it is
Yes, it is
Yes, it is

You're always down for me
Have always been around for me
Even when I was bad
You showed me right from my wrong
Yes, you did

And you took up for me
When everyone was downin' me
You always did understand
You gave me strength to go on

There were so many times
Looking back when I was so afraid
And then you come to me
And say to me I can face anything
And no one else can do what you have done for me
You'll always be
You will always be the girl in my life

Mama, mama, you know I love you
You know I love you
You know I love you
Mama, mama, you're the queen of my heart
You are
Your love is like tears from the stars
Your love is like tears from the stars
Mama, I just want you to know
Mama, I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul

Never gonna go a day without you
Fills me up just thinking about you
I'll never go a day without my mama

Mama, mama, you know I love you
Oh, you know I love you mama
Mama, mama, you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like tears from the stars
Mama, I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul
Lovin' you is like food to my soul

You were the food to my soul

Cherie Alabaso

December 23, 2018

I know the pain will eventually subside, but I love, miss, and think of you everyday. When the pain subsides and we continue with life. A memory will come along that will make us cry, make us smile, and of coarse make us laugh. Through every memory just know mama I am very thankful and blessed for you both. Through life values and the memories I will hold very very close to my heart. I will love my kids just as much as you love us all. The birthdays, celebrations, the holidays, and everything in between will not be the same without you. Watch over all us and until then... rest in paradise, slap us around if we make the wrong decisions and see you later . I love you so so so much.- " loving you is food to my soul. - Betty Boo

Joanne Rodrigo

December 15, 2018

Hi Lola! I deeply miss you and lolo. I can imagine you stepping into a meadow of flowers dancing with your love Lolo again. Your face filled with the brightest smile as you two reunite in heaven. I’m happy that you are finally hand in hand again. I’m sure he’s happy to see you just as much.

Lola, you’ve been a great inspiration in my life. You showed me how kind and loving you are not only to your grandchildren but to your children. You still would do anything for your children until your dying day. You care for us so deeply. You’d welcome everyone to our family with open arms. You’ve loved us all so very much. I’ll miss your beautiful smile as I greet you each time I come. You loved it when I would say “hello Librada”. I’ll miss the sound of your laughter. I’ll miss watching you dance as you listen to your favorite melodies. We’d dance from time to time, but I couldn’t last as long as you. I’ll miss hearing you sing your favorite song. I made it a ritual to sing it to Ronin. It cheers him up and puts a great big smile on his face too. I’ll miss your presence. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. I’m glad to know that you’ve finally reunited with your family and friends up in paradise.

Thank you Lola for the fond memories. Thank you for babysitting us. Thank you for your big heart. Thank you for making sure we’re well fed. Thank you for your love and care. Thank you for everything. Thank you god for blessing us with the greatest Lola! .Tell lolo and everyone I said hello.

Charleen Degala

December 15, 2018

My dearest Lola,
I miss you so much! Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I want you to know that I will always cherish all the moments and unforgettable memories, I will miss you’re beautiful smile the sound of you’re contagious laugh, the way you always made sure to check on us everyday, multiple times a day and made sure we ate and did our chores, the smell of your cooking and how delicious everything tasted, the way you smelled when you went out with your girlfriends, how beautiful you looked every time you got ready, all the road trips we went on, the super hearing you had when you would come upstairs when the cops were outside and speculate of what may have happened. I enjoyed the times you listened to your music and would dance in the middle of the day, the times you rolled your tobacco next to the window, and smoke you’re happiness under the stairs, the nonstop visitors that come by to visit, the moments you had when you’re with your children talking about everything, gossiping mostly, when you go to the bank and come back with popcorn and lollipops for us to enjoy, the times you watched Monday night wrestling and prize is right, how you would tell me that education is more important then having a boyfriend, when you garden all day and complain how much your back hurts , and when I watched you basically raise all your grandchildren and great grandchildren, all these memories will live forever in my heart. Thank you so much for always loving me and please continue to watch over us and protect us. I love you lola!!

Raquel Onedera

December 14, 2018

Words can’t express how much I miss you Lola. I miss your voice, your smile, your laughter, everything about you. Thank you Lola for everything you’ve done for our family, you will always be in our hearts and will miss you everyday.

Merlinda Apolonio

November 29, 2018

Good morning, I’m Merlinda Apolonio daughter of the late Leopoldo Apolonio, i I am the first grandchild among the 126 grand children great children and great great grand children., of Librada Apolonio .
I was raised by my grandmother since my mother died when i was only 10 years old , until she migrated here in America.
My grandmother was known to us and her friends as kind, loving, caring and well hearted person .
She made sure her grandchildren were all cared for and that education was her priority for each of us.
My grand mother was the one who helped me go to college, i remember the first few days of college she always asked my Auntie Elvie or Auntie Imee to bring me to my school , on the 3rd day my aunties wanted me to try to go by myself but my grandmother was not happy , i told lilang ill be fine, she always send me off to the bus stop , thats how caring Lola was. I want to thank you lilang and lilong for everything if was not for you, i would not be where I am today , thank you for the unconditional love, your kindness and your generous love.You are the best grandmother .
Last May i came to see my grand mother and we had a good bonding for 4 weeks , every morning I played her ilocano songs
while she is eating , every time i go out from her room she always ask me Papanam ) where are you going ) thats how close we are, now cousins i think im the favorite. No lilang treated us all equal .
Now that you are gone im sure grandma you will be missed by everyone, you will always be in our heart and remembered. I know you are now in a good place with grandfather and my dad,We definitely will miss you grandma . We love you so much. Thank you so much for the life , your love you shared us for 100 years , you are our inspiration.Rest in peace grandma , till we meet again .
In behalf of our family i would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone for your presence in this time of sorrow. Thank you

Jaylen Ragudos

November 27, 2018

Growing up, for as long as I can remember, Lola was always there. There was never a time when she wasn’t. I will always remember the little things, the things she did everyday. Things like pulling weeds out in the yard, one by one, and smoking some of her tobacco by the stairs right after, her calling the phone upstairs telling us to “stop bouncing the ball!” when we were being too loud above her room, usually she’d call to say that once a day so every time she called, someone would say, “oooooh Lola’s calling”, I’ll also remember her dancing outside of her bedroom in front of the mirror, telling us to dance with her, the time she came upstairs telling us to eat with her sunglasses still on asking us, “why is it so dark up here?” and when she would give Big Boy and I candy even when she knew we weren’t allowed to have any. In addition to all the times I remember spending with her, I will also remember the lessons she taught me. Lessons like you can never eat too much, to always clean up after yourself, to be thankful for what you have, tobacco makes you live longer, and family is the most important thing in life. She was always making sure that everyone went to every party, making sure that everyone would come to visit her, and if you didn’t she would remember. She always remembered. Even when she was starting to forget things, she still remembered who hadn’t visited her in a while, even if she struggled to remember names, and she would remember if we didn’t see her one week, but came to visit her the next. And despite that, she was always happy to see everyone and still loved every single one of us. Even if she only saw some of us once in a while. It was important to her that we would all be together. Lola and Lolo were the glue that kept us whole. I’m thankful for having the chance to grow up knowing both of them. I will forever miss their presence, an emptiness that will never be refilled. I love you Lola, may you Rest In Peace in your eternal garden with Lolo.

Elvie Eleccion

November 22, 2018

This song will be forever engraved in our hearts: I have to hands, the left and the right, hold’em up high so clean and bright, clap them softly one two three, clean little hands are good to see.

Your unconditional undivided love had build a good foundation of a strong big family. You are an inspiration to all us . I am forever grateful. We love you and most of all we miss you, we miss your smile,your laughter. We miss the way you are. It is a comforting feeling knowing that you are now reunited with tatang and our siblings.

Elvie and family