Aster Zaldivar Lim

June 27, 1940October 6, 2019

Aster Zaldivar Lim, beloved Sister, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, age 79, passed away in the early morning of Sunday, October 6, 2019 in her home in Brier, WA. She was surrounded with love by her husband and four children.

Aster was born on June 27, 1940 in Lezo, Philippines, the eldest daughter of four to Macario and Antipolo Zaldivar. She graduated from Philippine Normal College in 1960. Shortly after, Aster met her ever faithful husband-to-be of 53 years, Rafael Lim. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years before moving to Seattle, WA with Rafael in 1971. Aster stayed at home the next 8 years to take care of their children, eventually making their home north of Seattle, with a short stint in Guam. She went back to work and landed a job in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and retired as a paralegal with 24 years of service under Norm Maleng in 2005. Her retirement was full of visiting her grandchildren, cruising and sightseeing the world with the most memorable being Jerusalem. She was active in her community through the Sno-King Fil-Am Association and has been a long-standing St. Pius X parishioner of over 40 years.

She is survived by her husband, Rafael Lim and their four children, Rafael A & Stella Lim, Augustus (Raeli) & Kathy Lim, Rhea & Dino Moore, and Raffy & Leny Lim and 7 grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Leileah, Mia, Tiberius, Christian, & Gabrielle. Her surviving sisters are Herma Ruiz, Cynthia Peniano, and Lucille Carrillo.


  • Viewing/Rosary Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 11, 2019


Aster Zaldivar Lim

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