OBITUARY

Violeta Dela Cruz Del Rosario

December 6, 1938February 3, 2021
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Violeta Dela Cruz Del Rosario, 82, took her last breath to join her Creator on the 3rd of February 2021. She is survived by her 8 children and their spouses, 28 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren who made up the entirety of her world and some. Inang Belen as she was fondly called by all, spent all her life making an imprint of kindness, warmth, generosity and love to anyone who came across her path. Her life which she had walked victoriously, started from struggles to raise her 8 children singlehandedly and supporting them as best she could while they were in school. She had shown her kids and had always told them that “hard work will never grow on you but will eventually make your life easier”. She had dreamt of finishing school but was never given the chance because she had to help her parents in farming their land. She knew, as smart as she was, that education is the great equalizer of men and so she made sure that her children seized their opportunity to better themselves through education. She was blessed with smart children, boasted of them as her greatest blessing. Her proudest moments were when she had to go on stage to pin ribbons and medals of recognition for their accomplishments in school at the end of school year. Inang Belen toiled days and night to make ends meet for her children, yet this didn’t stop her from extending help to the needy. She was always known to share whatever was left for herself. She took life on a daily basis and trusted the Lord with all her heart. Never once complained about her ordeal and took life as it was just a walk in the park. Despite all the hardships that she had gone through, she maintained a happy disposition, she had always a sweet smile on her face, was never hateful and to the people who wronged her, forgiving. When the majority of her children earned their Degree, her life began to ease. She was awarded the Most Outstanding Parent in the town where she used to live. It was around this time that she had started reaping what she sowed and had started living comfortably. She dedicated her time helping raised her grandkids and made sure their parents worked at ease knowing that their kids were safe, fed and were loved. She had experienced the luxury of traveling and seeing wonderful places and had been to different countries when she was still able to. She was always amazed at how she was able to experience such life knowing that she was once deprived. She was expressively grateful for the little things she got to enjoy, good food, comfortable home, loving family and her trips to the Casino. Her happiest times was when she was surrounded by her family having fun with her. She loved listening to them sing, watching them dance, reciting poems, marveling at their artwork-- she was their number one fan. She had bragged about being the grandma of talented grandkids. She even had her way of bringing it out of them by bribing them to perform. Her amazing demeanor extended not only within her circle of family but also to all who had encountered her being. She had left a soft spot in everyone’s heart because she had made everyone feel special and loved with just a single acquaintance. She would at length, difficult as it was for her do whatever she can, to cook their favorite food, wrap a simple present, or write a simple note with money when the occasion calls for it. She selflessly shared whatever she had to enjoy; helping relatives who were struggling, sending grandkids to school, wiring money back home to help the sick, and even sent boxes filled with goodies she had accumulated bit by bit for her family to enjoy back home on a regular basis throughout the years. In the last few years of her life, she had grown much closer to God, and had professed her readiness to join him anytime. A few days before she left the world and while she was struggling to breathe, she led her family all over the world with the prayer of complete submission to the Lord; stating her great love and appreciation to them, being very grateful to be surrounded by loved ones uttering and sending their great love back to her. She was blessed verily with a life of purpose, meaning, and happiness-- passing her test in this world with flying colors.

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Marilyn Santos

February 23, 2021

2 Timothy 4:7 " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith"

My Most Precious Memories with My Dearest Inang

When I was 6 yrs old, Inang and I were selling chicken eggs in Tarlac market. She got her supplies of eggs from a poultry in our town. One day, the supplier gave Inang eggs that are not freshly harvested and she had no idea about it. The following day all her clients were so mad at her because the eggs that they bought were all rotten. She paid them back all the eggs that were returned, at full cost. Instead of blaming the supplier, she assumed all the responsibility draining all the cash left in her pocket. I saw her crying desperately, perhaps thinking about her children eagerly waiting for the pasalubong that she always brought.

Inang never gave up on life's challenges, she never complained and kept her beautiful smile on her face. She seized every business opportunity that will come her way. She sold fish and vegetable in the neighborhood, she ventured into selling corn (binatog), she bought old coins and damaged or broken pieces of jewelry and sold them to the company that re-processes damaged jewelry into new ones. She is also a farmer during farming season, managing our 3 hectares farm lot. She also raised few heads of pigs and after a few months she sold them to cover up expenses for the school opening.

Inang is the toughest person I have ever known, there are no words to describe Inang. For us, she was our superhero.

Inang fought a good fight, she never gave up on life's challenges. She finished the race with a flying colors and kept her faith until the last moment of her life.

Psalm 23:6 "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

Rest well Inang to the mansion our Father prepared for you. We will miss you and your memories will live in our hearts forever. Till we meet again. Your Purple Hearts love you so dearly!

Rosalie Moore

February 22, 2021

Inang Violeta with Nikki and Tommy on her 80th Birthday at Ate Ces house. Inang will always try to attend my kids birthday party.

Rosalie Moore

February 22, 2021

I am deeply honored to be part of Inang Violeta’s Funeral Service. Inang is like a mother to me. Thank you Inang for all the effort to be part of my kids important events in their life. Making sure you have birthday presents for them when you don’t need too. Cooked my favorite dish to bring on my kids Birthday party.
I will be forever grateful of your love and appreciation to our family.
I will miss your beautiful smile, warm hug and kiss whenever I will bring you boxes of chocolates for Christmas. And how much you appreciate it and told me that you will share it with your family in the Philippines. I love you Inang!, May you Rest In Peace!

I would like to share my husband Dennis message to the family of Inang Violeta. These message was sent to Ate Ces Miguel

“I guess now is a good time to offer our condolences as regarding your mother. I thought I would wait a little while to let the emotions settle down. I know it is a big loss for you but you really should look at it as a celebration of her life. Look what she has done with her children! You guys have done a really wonderful job in building up your life. And no matter what that goes to show what a wonderful job she did when everyone is much younger, you and Liza to a certain extent Joann , did wonderful things for my mom and my family and we are greatly appreciated that, and to me that is a reflection of your Mom. So if you can celebrate what she did as she left the world a much better place than when she entered it. And that’s about all you can do.
I certainly hope people can say that about me while I’m gone. So again my 💐 condolences .”

To Ate Ces Miguel Annaliza Del Rosario Estacio Joann Del Rosario Simpkins and Ate Yolanda Del Rosario We will be forever grateful to Inang Violet and the family.

Our deepest condolences 💐
Dennis, Rosalie, Kellie
Kelsie, Nikki and Tommy

Duanne Gemeng Gonzales

February 21, 2021

I could write a book all about my childhood memories with inang, from the smell of her cigars to her infectious laughter.
Our inang is happiest when she makes her apos laugh. When I was little she would trick me with her cigar, she would pretend it was still lit and would turn the cigar around and put it back in her mouth. My terrified reaction would always send her into a laughing fit.
Even with her jokester personality she was also a healer in a floral dress (daster she would call it). My parents were away one day and I was so sick with the flue that I couldn’t get out of bed. It only took her less than a day to make me right as rain again accompanied by her warming meals and old stories on what it was like for her growing up. I would ask her if she had any photos when she was younger and she would always say that they were too poor to have photos taken.
I was lucky enough to see her in England when I had my daughter and my heart was so full to see them together after all I stole some letters from her name and named my little girl Olivia. She is a one of a kind woman a true definition of ‘started from the bottom and now we are here’. From a woman who had nothing to having all she ever wanted and more.

Kelly and Joann Simpkins

February 21, 2021

When we were growing up, my mother did her best to make sure that we were all taken care of. And now when looking back, I know how much she struggled to take care of us and gave us the things that we needed. There never seem to be enough to go around, but Inang always made it stretched and made sure we were all taking care of. Every time I hear this quote, I cannot help but put a smile on my face, reflect back, and think of how much this fits Inang.
“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”
That’s the way my mother was 💜

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