Aida Elizabeth Savelesky
August 26, 1938 – February 18, 2021
Aida Elizabeth Savelesky, 82, passed away peacefully February 18, 2021. Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala on August 26th, 1938, she came to the United States with her mother, Carmen Carerra, when she was 12 years old. She spent most of her early years in Davenport, WA where she and her mother lived with her Aunt and Unlcle, Grady and Mercedes Purtee, and her two cousins Rene and Alex Purtee. She attended school in Davenport until 11th grade where she met her husband Allen Savelesky. Her family moved to San Diego, CA her senior year of High school and she graduated from Lincoln High School. Shortly thereafter, Allen moved to San Diego be with her. They were married in San Diego and honeymooned at the Del Mar Fair. Aida and Allen had 3 daughters, Cindy, Debbie, and Michelle and they were also second parents to her nieces Lucrecia Perkins and Marylena Anderson. With their young family, they enjoyed camping in the desert, hanging at the beach, and spending time with extended family and friends. Aida was a devout Catholic and always held strong to her faith. Over the years, she worked as a Job Development Specialist. Aida was a huge influence in many people’s lives. She was a second Mom and Grandma as well as a dear friend to many. Her warm personality made everyone feel like they were special. She was known for her hospitality, hosting countless gatherings, celebrations, and holiday dinners. She was incredibly generous and would always be there to help and support anyone in need. At the young age of 42, she became a grandmother. Aida's grandchildren quickly became a large part of her life. She had a special and unique relationship with each of them. She took every opportunity to spoil them and cheered them on at every sporting event and extracurricular activity she possibly could. After Allen passed away, she moved to Temecula and eventually split time between Atlanta and California. In 2013, her first great-grandbaby was born and 4 more came later. She delighted in them and they delighted in her. In recent years, she traveled to Mexico, Alaska, Italy, Spain, and France and loved seeing new parts of the world. She also made a special trip to see family in Washington and Idaho. Aida was the type of person that never stopped growing. Her faith in Jesus continued to grow, her love for friends and family continued to grow and her sense of adventure continued to grow. She was young at heart and constantly serving the people around her. She will be cherished in the hearts of her family forever. She is survived by her 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Tom Beatty, Debbie and Gary Binette, Michelle and Steve Watts, her 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Derek and Lauren Binette, Sean and Tina Binette, Ashleigh and Matt Stover, Natalee Orpilla, Kassidy Watts, Emilee Watts, and Nicholas and Katie VandenPlas, and her great-grandbabies, Jaxson and Brooklyn Binette and Burke and Josiah Stover and Emma VandenPlas. She was the greatest of Matriarchs for La Familia. God be praised for her wonderful life. We take comfort in knowing that she is with her loved ones in heaven. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on March 7th, 2021 from 1p-3p at Roswell Funeral Home. A second Celebration of Life will also be held in San Diego, CA in the coming months. It is postponed due to Covid restrictions. Details forthcoming. If you would like to honor her memory, her two favorite charities were St. Jude's for Children and The Mesothelioma Research Foundation.
Celebration of Life Gathering
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Roswell Funeral Home
Aida Elizabeth Savelesky
March 4, 2021
My heart goes out to all the familia my Aunt Aida has left behind. Even though we hadn't seen each other in person for over 30 years when we finally connected in Idaho last year it was like it had only been a year or so. Connecting over FB these last few years has kept us in touch. She was still the same sweet loving lady I remember growing up. I was looking forward to being able to have a longer visit at some point.
She loved her familia with her heart and soul. May we all have peace in our hearts knowing she will now be in heaven with Al and all the other family members that have gone before her.
Hugs to everyone!
March 3, 2021
I haven't known Aunt Aida as long as many of her other family members have. However, I feel like I've know her my whole life. It's because that's how she made you feel from the first second you met. Everyone was family in her eyes. I swear we met when I was young, but when I met her for the afternoon in Temecula, she said she didn't recall. But it didn't matter, she embraced me at the door with a hug. Her arms wrapped around me like my own grandmothers, and asking me if I had eaten. She felt like home to me. She felt familiar. I can't quite describe it. After that afternoon of conversation, we kept in contact. One day out of the blue she says to me; "Honey, I'm coming to Idaho to spend time with you and the family". It wasn't a question, but a statement. We were all elated! Indescribable joy to get the chance to introduce her to my children and my wife. That winter, we didn't do much, just talked, made tamales, went out to horrible sushi, and great coffee. My other tia's we're here from Portland. Now we've only had our lake house for a few years, but those two weeks, we experienced the most love we've known these walls to have. The stories she told me of my own grandmother and her family in Guatemala were so engaging. They were stories I knew I had to hold onto. Stories I'll share with my kids. According to her, she had a pretty full life. In those short two weeks, I never grew tired of hearing about her life, and the family she adored in San Diego and Atlanta. Her daughters and Derek were her whole world!I have to admit, I'm struggling with this loss. Like, a lot. We didn't see it coming. She was 82, but so full of life and passion, and love. Love for everyone, without any judgement. She loved my kids like they were her own grandchildren. From the moment she opened that door in Temecula, she was a part of my heart. And we lost that. I'll never forget our time in our kitchen making food, laughing, making tamales, sharing stories. She will be greatly missed. I love y
March 3, 2021
Aida was a one of a kind woman. So many memories in my heart growing up with desert trips, charger game parties and sleepovers. She was always available when I needed her to comfort me or make me laugh. She was definitely a very huge blessing in my life and will truly be missed.
I take comfort in knowing that she's definitely with our Lord in heaven. No goodbyes gentle lady 💛 see you again someday. All my LOVE❤
March 3, 2021
I was so lucky that my Tia Aida & I reconnected & we were able to come together in Idaho. Tia Aida will always be a part of my heart .
Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery
February 23, 2021
The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the Savelesky Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.