Melitona Capila Ignacio

March 9, 1939March 17, 2020

Melitona Capila Ignacio, 81, passed away peacefully at Scripps La Jolla Memorial Hospital in San Diego on March 17, 2020 from heart and kidney failure. Mely was born in Lucena City, Quezon Province, Philippines on March 9, 1939 to Inigo Capila and Eufracia Vallar Capila and is the youngest of six children.

Melitona, also known as Mely, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, tita, auntie, and friend. She is survived by her husband Nestorio, daughter Nemie, son-in-law Ferdie, son Nestor, Jr., daughter-in-law Molly, grandchildren Kevin, Justin, Janell, Kyle, Juliane, and Jasmine and her sister Belen Grasparil. She was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Geronimo, Tomas, Primo, and Gloria.

Mely graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and was an elementary school teacher and track & field and volleyball coach in the Philippines for 15 years. She moved to Guam in 1982 where she worked at a local physician’s clinic as a receptionist, billing clerk, and office manager. Mely loved to dance, travel, watch sports and teleserias on the Filipino Channel. She also loved playing slot machines at casinos and Candy Crush and WORD on her Ipad.

Mely was a very happy and social person who loved throwing parties and attending social gatherings and enjoyed the company of her family, relatives and friends. She was always the life of the party. She was a very religious person who never missed a Sunday mass and prayed her rosary everyday. Her favorite pastime was reading her bible. She was a very generous and kind person who made sure everyone was taken care of not just financially but emotionally and physically as well. She taught us the value of education and hard work and inspired others to achieve their dreams. She was a great example to everyone.

Thank you for the love, the care, the words of wisdom, and the happiness and joy you have given to each one of us. We love you with all our hearts and will miss you so much!

Due to the recent health updates concerning the COVID-19 pandemic her memorial mass originally scheduled on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church has been canceled. As of March 22, 2020, her viewing will still be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 4 -8 pm at El Camino Memorial Park. The mortuary is limiting the number of people at the viewing to10 people at a time so kindly let us know what time (in 30-minute increments – i.e., 4-4:30, 4:30-5, etc.) you plan on going to the viewing so we can stagger visitors. Please note that this can change any time between now and March 27 so we will continually update you on this. Her interment will be on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12 pm at El Camino Memorial Park. Similar to the viewing, this is limited to just 10 people so it will be a private ceremony just for the immediate family.

We will have a memorial mass and celebration of life for her around her first death anniversary (tentatively scheduled on Saturday, April 10, 2020, a week after Easter Sunday) and we are hoping that everyone will make it then.

God bless everyone and please stay safe and healthy!


3 April

Committal Service

12:00 pm

El Camino Memorial Park

5600 Carroll Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92121


  • Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020


Melitona Capila Ignacio

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Peewee Vitocruz

March 27, 2020

Tia Mely was fun loving and she always had those cheerful smiles. And yes, she loved to dance and throw parties, may it be in Lucban, Pasig and here in the US where there would be dancing all the time.
She would be remembered as kind and gentle soul.
Our deepest condolences to Tio Nestor, Nemie, Jun and to all the family. May the Lord grant her eternal rest.

Ann Marie Cruz

March 22, 2020

Heartfelt condolences Nestor, Nemi, Nestor Jr. and family. Your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother will be greatly missed, especially during our company functions and when she would come into the office. Her gentleness, warm smile and loving laugh will always be remembered. May she rest in peace. - From your DCA Family on Guam

Leona Ratio Gabe

March 22, 2020

To Mely's Family;, Our family is sending prayers To Capila and Ignacio family our Deep Sympathy for the loss of your love one, Mely was my next door neighbour in San Luis Street, Lucban, Quezon Philippines way back 1950's to 1980's I will never forget our the closeness of our family during that years! May you Rest in peace Mely🙏