In Memoriam

CARMEN JAYCO DEONA AVECILLA (July 16, 1939 – September 5, 2016)
carmenavecillaOn September 5, 2016, we were saddened by the passing of Carmen Jayco Deona Avecilla, a respected and well loved leader of the Filipino American Association of Portland & Vicinity (FAAPV). Carmen is known for her benevolence to the less fortunate and for her outreach to newcomers in the com-
munity. As a valuable member, she reminded everyone in her telephone list of all events happening in the FAAPV.
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ELIZABETH RAMIREZ PALOMO (July 26, 1953 – December 9, 2017)

Beth

Beth’s family held the 9-day vigil with a rosary at 7 p.m. led by best friend Mary Kay Moore at 3250 NE 130th Ave., Portland, OR 97230. Grieving friends and relatives packed St Andrew Catholic Church at the funeral mass on December 17. Recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. was held at Zeller Chapel of the Roses and internment followed at Mt Calvary Catholic Cemetery where her body was laid to rest by her late husband’s grave.

Born July 26, 1953 in Sto Tomas, La Union, Beth’s interest in math led her to a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting from the Holy Angel University. In high school, she enjoyed her sewing class.

On December 3, 1977, Beth came to Portland and worked briefly with JC Penny. She transferred to Providence in 1979 and was working in patient accounting at the time of her death.

For two years, she served as treasurer of FANHS Oregon and attended the FANHS conference in New York on June 22-25, 2016. Working closely with sister Lydia, Beth was a dedicated member of the Aguman Capampangan since its inception.

Widowed with three daughters, Beth devoted her life to her children and mother and was fondly known for her famous kari-kari and other sumptuous Filipino dishes she untiringly prepared. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and playing mahjong and cards.

Beth wanted to be remembered as a caring, friendly and nice person who lived a simple life and who loved her grandchildren dearly.

Survived by her mother “Adang” and aunt Isabel; three daughters Jane, Haydee and Rose; six grandchildren AJ, Bo, Soli, Ava, Yohanas and Ari; eight siblings Lydia, Paul, Danny, Dixie, Alex, Joe, Crisa and Andy and their families. She was pre-deceased by husband Robert and father Paul Sr.

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NORMA UMALI ROXAS (December 10, 1934 – May 15, 2016)
An alumna of the Philippine Union College Academy (now Adventist University of the Philippines Academy) and finished her Nursing degree at the Bangkok Sanitarium & Hospital in Thailand.  Survived by her husband, Ephraim, children (Mario Emil & Paola), grandson (Emilio Andre, Jonathan Vincent & Ellen), granddaughters (Gwyn Maria, Tabitha Eva, & Mae Emilia), siblings (Dr. Filemon & Nancy Umali & Dr. Jose & Lucila Umali), and sister-in-law (Belle Umali).
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