Eva Lacarra de Llanes

Passed away on March 5, 2018

Eva D. Lacarra de Llanes, age 91, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, March 5, 2018 in San Diego, CA. She is survived by three children - Richard, Therese, and MeleLani Carmen Celia, two grandchildren -Lynette and Tony and two great-grandchildren - Ysabella and Yliana.

Eva was a native San Diegan but spent 10 of her formative years in Mexico City, Mexico. Due to her bicultural upbringing, she considered herself American and Mexican all of her life. She worked as a switchboard operator at CBM to improve her English prior to her marriage to Moises Llanes in 1950. They raised their family in a close knit neighborhood in the State College area. Eva was a consummate mother and homemaker and took pride in raising her family.

She served as secretary of a support group for 15 years after her children grew up. She loved getting together with her lifelong girlfriends to celebrate their birthdays. Her interests included family, gardening, dancing, music, the pandas at the zoo, especially Hua Mei, making holiday gifts for her neighbors and swimming class.

She was a devout Catholic and went to mass up to the day she died. She had an unwavering faith in God and found strength in her religion which helped guide her through difficult times. Eva had a special place in her heart since childhood for St. Thérèse de Lisieux, “The Little Flower”. Like St. Thérèse, Eva always thought of others more than herself. She was always willing to lend an ear and would take hours looking for “just the right card” to send to her friends to brighten their day. A Rosary will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:00 PM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 4540 El Cerrito Dr., San Diego CA 92115. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Eva on April 7, 2018, 10:00 AM at St. Didacus Catholic Church, 4772 Felton Street, San Diego, CA 92116. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ElderHelp of San Diego at the link below:


  • Rosary Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 7, 2018

Eva Lacarra de Llanes

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Therese Llanes

August 8, 2018

I have reached for the phone countless times these last five months to tell you this or that. In those instances you are still here. But you are always in my heart. I know you are watching over us. Please guide me to implement your wishes . Your loving daughter, Therese.

MeleLani Llanes

July 14, 2018

I miss you so much. I pray that Heaven is better than you could ever have imagined and that you are truly happy and content.

Me ke Aloha,
MeleLani Carmen Celia

Tessie Uribe Hernández

April 3, 2018

Dearest Evita, you were my mom Teresita’s best friend from childhood in Mexico City, to the point where your daughter and I share the same name! We keep hearing from mom heart warming stories about your kindness and beauty, and you’ll always be in our hearts. It’s an honor to have met you and your family, Rest In Peace Evita the grand lady ♥️♥️♥️

MeleLani L

March 28, 2018

You are my Everything!
How do I breathe without you?
Every day I find something that shows how thoughtful you were and are still.
These will nurture my heart until we meet again.
All my Aloha,

Julie Shaw Jasper

March 28, 2018

I had so many wonderful memories on our lil 60th St. Mrs.Llanes was a beautiful memory, always smiling and giving us goodies to snack on. She will be missed, and I know we will see her again someday.

Teresita Llanes

March 28, 2018

Missing you so much, mom. Will always love you.