Blanca

March 2, 1946 ~ June 26, 2021

Born in: San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
Resided in: Carson, California

Blanca Yujuico received her wings and went to walk with the angels on June 26, 2021. She was 75 years old. A lifelong Pampanga and California resident, Blanca was well-loved in both her hometowns. Blanca was survived by her husband, Ernesto; her children, Mini Pearl, Patrick, Joel, and Peter; her grandchildren, Juliana, Jillian, Zachary, and Johann; and her sister, Lumen Sandiongco.

Blanca was born on March 2, 1946 to Lamberto Sanchez and Eufracia Lazatin in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. She was the youngest of six children. On December 19, 1971 she married the love of her life, Ernesto. She fondly called him “Tung.” For many years, both Blanca and Tung looked forward to celebrating what would have been their 50th wedding anniversary in 2021.

Blanca lived a life caught up in the Catholic faith. Early on, she learned to love reading the bible and Catholic teachings.  She used to say that if she had not married, she would have been a religious nun. She went to Mass whenever she could. One of the great joys of her life was going to mass with her family and receiving the Holy Communion together.  Her whole-being centered on helping others.  She dedicated a great deal of her time, resources and energy serving the Church and its flock as an usher, catechist, active member of different religious organizations, sponsoring masses and providing meals to the other church volunteers, including priests.  Spending countless hours adoring the Blessed Sacrament, Blanca prayed for all her family, relatives, friends, the intentions of the Holy Father, the sanctity of life and marriage, and the return of everyone to God.  In her benevolence, she supported two persons’ educational endeavors – one of whom completed a bachelor’s degree in education.  She put everyone’s well-being before her own.

A devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren, Blanca retired earlier than expected, just so she could babysit them. Never did she miss first birthdays, baptisms, graduations, holidays, and all major occasions. Her day is not complete until she calls her grandchildren – FaceTime or otherwise – to say, “I love you and goodnight” or “I love you so, so, so much.” Blanca was lovingly known to her grandchildren as “Ola.”

Aside from her passion for reading religious books, Blanca loved to cook.  She successfully turned this passion into a blooming catering business in the Philippines.  She was famous for her chicken ala king, baked macaroni spaghetti and beef ala pobre.  Blanca also loved to travel.  Together with Tung, she completed a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lourdes, Fatima, and Spain.  In addition, she has been to Japan, Canada, different parts of Italy and France, Singapore, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., Virginia and several provinces in the Philippines.

In 1969, Blanca earned her Bachelor Degree in Education from the Philippine Normal College.  For most part of her 30 year-teaching career, she taught Home Economics at San Fernando Elementary School. In 1995, Blanca permanently migrated to the United States. She briefly worked at ABC Unified School District before providing care for older adults alongside her sister, Redempta “Dem” Bucad.  She provided excellent care to her patients, giving them the dignity and personal care they deserved.  In return, Blanca became long-time friends with her patients’ families.  After a few years, Blanca decided to venture into retail. She became a sales representative for Ross Stores. Everyday, Blanca was praised by her customers due to her endearing traits. They loved her smiles, thoughtfulness, generosity in compliments, and friendliness.

Blanca was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, friends, and community. A saintly person, she aspired to be a blessing to everyone, helping as many as she can with her humble offerings of sacrifices, love and generosity.  She will be tremendously missed!

Rites of Christian Burial are as follows: Vigil Service/Visitation, at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, July 22, 6:00-9:00 P.M, July 23, 4:00-8:00 P.M.  Funeral Liturgy (mass) will be on July 24, 10:00 AM at the same location. Rite of Committal (Interment) will immediately follow at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach.

Services

Visitation: July 22, 2021 6:00 pm - July 22, 2021 9:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - White & Day Center
901 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310-792-7575
LAFuneral.com

Visitation: July 23, 2021 4:00 pm - July 23, 2021 8:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - White & Day Center
901 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310-792-7575
LAFuneral.com

Service: July 24, 2021 10:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - White & Day Center
901 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310-792-7575
LAFuneral.com

Graveside Service: July 24, 2021 12:00 pm

All Souls Cemetery
4400 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807

310-792-7575

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  1. candle 1Dear Ernesto and family, sending you prayers and condolences. May you find comfort in the Lord. Rest In Peace Blanca! You are now another “Angel in heaven “ God will hold you forever in His loving embrace!

  2. candle 4Eternal rest grant unto her Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace, Amen… Our sincerest condolences and prayers to the family.

  3. Thank you A. Blanca for being there for us emotionally and spiritually. You’re such a caring and thoughtful person. It’s hard to let go but we know you’re happy now with our Creator. May You Rest In Peace. 🤍🕊🤍

  4. Thank you A. Blanca for your emotional and spiritual support. You’re such a wonderful, loving, caring and thoughtful person. It’s hard to let go but we know you’re happy with our creator 🤍🕊🤍We all gonna miss you.

  5. candle 8Thank you Auntie Blang for being an instrument in uplifting us emotionally and spiritually. Specially kang Chat during her most trying times, thank you for the calls even when you are in the hospital you continue calling giving Chat support. We love you and will always will, and we will miss you dearly. . .Eternal rest grant unto our Auntie Blang dear Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen. . .May you rest in peace🙏🙏🙏

  6. candle 7You are not just a kumare to our mom, Auntie Blanc.. you were a family to us. Thank you so much for the many things you have done for the Ponduan Mini Pastoral Parish Group.. You started it all, untiring effort and selfless dedication, and for the many times you made the children happy each time you sponsored their games and gifts.. Rest in peace now po…and when you meet our mom… hugs and kisses from all of us. Farewell Auntie..

  7. candle 7Thank you for touching our lives with your love, understanding and prayers, Tita Blang. May you soar higher with our angels in Heaven and our Lord.

  8. candle 7Rest In Peace Auntie Blanc.. Our deepest sympathies Bapang Estung and Family 🙏🙏🙏

  9. candle 3RIP Imang Blanca. From the Esguerra Family including Elnora Esguerra, Edith Esguerra Montero, and Emily Esguerra Verde

  10. candle 4Our Sincere Sympathy & Condolence to Family.
    Your in our Hearts & thoughts at this time.I hope you hold onto the warm & wonderful memories you shared together,and that they continue to bring you comfort and peace.

    Our Prayers,
    Jonathan & Maribeth Mostajo

  11. candle 4With our Heartfelt Sympathy & Condolence to Family
    Please know that you are Always in our Thought & Prayers

    God Bless Always.
    Our Prayers,
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Sto. Nino Prayer Group

  12. Farewell my dearest Friend, Mentor and my most pious Prayer Warrior. I will forever hold on to the memory of your beautiful spirit. Rest In Peace now with the Lord. Please continue to pray for me from UP There! 🙏💖🦋🕊🕯💐

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