DeYoung Shoreline Chapel

7676 Shoreline Dr, Stockton, CA


Loel J. Arroyo

April 2, 1958September 14, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of Loel Jamolo Arroyo announces his passing on Saturday September 14, 2019. Loel passed away peacefully at his home in Stockton, California at the age of 61 surrounded by his loved ones.

Loel was born on April 2, 1958 in Banate, Iloilo Philippines. He is the middle child of three born to Luis and Mercedes Arroyo. He graduated from Banate National High School in 1974. He attended college at Iloilo Doctors College of Nursing and graduated in 1980 with a BSN degree in Nursing. He worked at Cardinal Santos Memorial Medical Center in Manila prior to working in Saudi Arabia in 1982. He worked as a nurse at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. In 1993 he came to Stockton, California where he met his wife of 24 years Maria Elizabeth Lim Arroyo. They both worked at Chateau Convalescent Hospital. They were married November 25, 1995 and later had their son Shawn Patrick Lim Arroyo.

Loel loved his many jobs as a registered nurse, and worked at many locations including St. Joseph's Behavioral Hospital, San Joaquin County Jail, and Fremont Hospital for many years.

Loel enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He was known for his kind and compassionate spirit. He enjoyed gatherings and sharing good food with everyone. He and his wife recently celebrated their birthdays with his sister, niece, and nephew in Las Vegas April of this year. They also travelled to New Zealand ,Fiji, and Melbourne Australia with his sister and brother in law in May. This summer he enjoyed a month in the Philippines to visit with his younger brother and family.

Loel will be lovingly remembered by his wife Maria Elizabeth and son Shawn, sister and brother-in-law Myrna & Edgar Penaflor, and brother and sister-in-law Ever & Rosalie Arroyo; nieces Krystle, Michelle, Cheryl and their spouses; nephews Jude, Mark, Michael & spouse; and the BRIDLEWOOD FAMILY. He will be fondly remembered by great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, several cousins and relatives here and in the Philippines, as well as countless classmates, colleagues, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Luis and Mercedes Arroyo.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel. A Chapel service will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel at 11 a.m.


  • Viewing Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Chapel Service Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Loel J. Arroyo

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Jude Penaflor

September 26, 2019

If I'm being completely honest, I can't remember the first time you stepped into my life. From what I knew, you'd always been there - my mother's younger brother. The tall one. The one who owned a motorcycle. What I do remember, is sitting at the kitchen counter with Inday, eating pandesal with butter, anxiously awaiting your arrival. Rumors spread that you bought us Disney's Alladin, on video cassette. Brand new, never used. And sure enough, on that fateful summer day of '92, you kept your promise. Signed, sealed, delivered.

Returning to California this last week was bittersweet. Half of me knew you wouldn't be there, while the other half expected you to walk through the door. I went through your old long sleeves like you had wanted. I chose the blue ones. Thank you. And while I'm at it, thank you for the Pokemon cards, Disneyland trips, and In N Out dinners. Thank you for my elementary school colored pencils. And for my first cell phone in high school - the one that I subsequently lost four days later in Washington DC, on Capitol Hill. Thank you for spoiling my mom, making us laugh, and always telling me the truth -- that I talk too much and that I am too crazy. My understanding of the word Uncle started with you. And it was defined by you. I love you Uncle Owen. Always have, always will.

Pelagio Family

September 24, 2019

Condolences to Beth, Toto Shawn, Inday Myrna and family . “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” – Psalm 62:1-2

Jennifer Martizano

September 24, 2019

I am grateful for your generosity and love for me and my Mom “ Neneng” Ester . I know that every time my mom gets mad at me during her usual 3-month vacay, she’ll make me drive and drop at your place until she calms down. Thank you for letting me call you Dad.. I wished I could have done more when you got sick but I am comforted knowing that you were surrounded by the people you love. Tita Luisa, Tita Panoy also extends their warmest condolence to your family. We all mourn for your passing and empathize with Tita Beth and Shawn that this is permanent. May you Rest In Peace. Love, Jen- jen and family.

Salome Gatdula

September 23, 2019

Thank you "Toto Loel" for all the memories we shared.
WE are classmates , travel buddies, Best Friends Forever, a member of Loel's Mafia who loves to eat, shop, jokes, shared our private life stories to each other . You are the life of our group.
Thank you for checking on us, we will miss your phone calls to check how are we doing and to make plan for our next trip. Lately we made another travel plan and to see each other again...but little did we know that was our last plan. GOD has other travel plan for you. It broke our hearts to lose you . Let trust God and we are very Thankful for all the precious moments shared.
We will always remember you as our Toto Loel who is most liked, generous, very compassionate and has kind heart and much love to share to everyone.
Your Angels says "We will see you later..

Dave Arroyo

September 22, 2019

Marijo Garcia

September 22, 2019

Words fail when the heart is full... full of sadness for the passing away of Loel. Friend, it is with great sadness that I offer you and Shawn my deepest condolences. I am so sorry I couldn’t be there. Ma’am Helen Estrella & Emelyn we’re sadenned by the news. Know that we’ll be offering prayers and mass for Loel. Take care.

Babes Katalbas

September 21, 2019

A great soul has departed but memories shall never fade. Rest in peace my favorite cousin.
Our Loving God heard your prayers. You are now in a quiet and peaceful place. No more pains, no more sufferings. You are joyfully home with him.
I'll be missing you sooo much. Thank you for everything. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts.


Lena Robbins

September 19, 2019

I never had the pleasure of meeting Loel. His sister, my adopted daughter Myrna has been in my life for many years. I pray for his family and for Loel. May they all find peace and remember the good times they shared with Loel.

Juliet Udi

September 19, 2019

Loel was one of the best supervisors I have ever had who impacted my life positively in the very beginning when I started my Job, I transferred from another facility and they refused to pay me my last check because I transferred and sweet Loel cut me a check " on my new rate/ bonus" for work I had done in the previous facility and I was able to put food on my table for my family. May his Soul rest in heaven and may your family never lack as you always looked out for me ; always having my back when people put me in trouble. I pray for peace for this family during this troubling time like you always made sure that we did our Job with a peace of mind, never troubled anyone. My heart aches since I got this sad news. Rest in heaven I don't even have enough words to describe my sympathy only the good lord knows.

Carole Spring

September 19, 2019

My heart breaks with the loss of my best friend. Nowhere could one find such a loyal, compassionate, caring, generous man as Loel. He lit up the room wherever he went. I will never forget all our memories inside and out of BHC. My prayers are with Elizabeth, Shawn and Myrna. He loved his family with a passion. It would be hard to find anyone that could fill his shoes. Gone way too soon. RIP my beautiful friend and may God comfort your family in this difficult time.