Salvador Peralta Billones
October 8, 1946 – March 27, 2019
Salvador Peralta Billones, affectionately known as ‘Buddy’, was born on October 8, 1946 in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was one of eight surviving children, the eldest son of Geronimo Billones Sr. and Paula Peralta, and blessed to be part of a strong close-knit family. In 1968, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology and gained employment at United Laboratories in Manila.
He married his love on November 8, 1972, and two years later at the age of 29, migrated to the United States with his wife and young daughter in search of better opportunities. They became a family of four with the birth of their son in 1978. After a brief stay in Hawaii, the family settled in Seattle and later relocated to Renton. Along the way, he was fortunate to develop many life long friendships – families who became extended family to his.
After careers at Tally and Paccar, he happily retired at the age of 55 from General Dynamics. He was content spending time with family and caring for his grandchildren, gardening, playing tennis, and traveling. He enjoyed cruising with college friends, and loved to vacation with his children and grandchildren.
He felt his greatest accomplishment was raising his daughter and son, with his wife as his partner. His sacrifices were many, but his pride and joy immeasurable. He felt lucky to have lived to see all six of his grandchildren whom in his words were “the highlights of his life.” Every moment spent with them, he treasured greatly.
He loved deeply – without bound, condition or judgment. He sought and valued what he felt to be the important things in life – meaningful relationships and friendships. He loved to connect with family, friends, and acquaintances alike and did so with humility, kindness and humor. He led and taught us by example, and we are forever grateful for the life lessons and legacy he left behind. Above all, he lived in Christ.
At age 72, the Lord brought him home. He passed away peacefully, surrounded with the love of his family and siblings. Survived by his devoted wife Seni, daughter Barb and husband Derwynn, son Brian and wife Amber, six grandchildren – Sofia, Stella, Lucianna, Camila, Brevin and Anella, and seven siblings (and their spouses). Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws also mourn his passing. He is preceded in death by both his mother and father, and four siblings who passed in infancy.
He felt an incredible appreciation for the team of doctors and nurses who were entrusted with his care. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
We offer our heartfelt gratitude for your friendship and kindness to Salvador in life, and the honor you now give him in death. The Billones Family
- Visitation & Rosary Tuesday, April 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Rite of Committal