Luzviminda was born on July 9, 1936, in the small municipality of Pontevedra, Philippines. The youngest of her siblings, "Auntie Baby" spent most of her childhood exploring the natural beauty of her hometown and in rousing play with her friends and classmates. She would often relay stories of her adventures and exciting games of hide & seek and kick the can to her children and grandchildren.
Luzviminda and her family would spend much of World War II hiding from the occupying Japanese forces in the lush jungles and mountain ranges that surrounded her home. Most days, she would barely have a handful of rice to live off of as they continued to elude the occupying forces and the atrocities being committed all around them. Thankfully, Luzviminda and most of her family survived this turbulent and horrific time in our history.
Soon after the war ended, Luzviminda began her pursuit of a nursing career. Her compassionate demeanor was a natural extension and logical fit for such an emotionally demanding occupation. She began her career as a company nurse for several local mining outfits. Eventually, her passion for nursing would ultimately lead her to meet and fall in love with her future husband, Ray. An electrical engineering trainee, Ray was injured on the job one day which lead to him be hospitalized for his injuries. His attending nurse was Luzviminda. They two quickly fell in love and began an amazing relationship that would itself last nearly a lifetime.
After several more years of gaining experience as a nurse, Luzviminda eventually immigrated to the U.S. was married and gave birth two her sons, Mark and Lee. In 1967, the family settled in Rowland Heights, CA. Grateful for the life and opportunities provided by her adopted homeland, Luzviminda went on to enjoy a wonderful life filled with companionship and the love of her family. Whether it was watching her own boys playing little league, gardening in the backyard or taking camping trips to Lake Isabella, Luzviminda always made her families health and happiness a top priority.
On June 16 2023, Luzviminda passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving friends and family.
She leaves behind her two grateful sons, Mark and Lee, daughters-in-law Mariela and Clara, and grandchildren Amanda and Aidan.
She will always be remembered for being a wonderful cook, never missing her grandchildren's sporting events, being a loving and caring person, and her never-ending devotion to God and family.
We will miss you Mom. You will be in our hearts forever...
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