Eugenia Clara Mendoza Tiangha, 94, a resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on September 9, 2011 in the peace of her home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born in the town of Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines in 1916, she lived in the U.S. with her husband, Marcial (deceased), and a family that includes three children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of St. Bridget College (Batangas) and Santo Tomas University (Manila), with an A.B. in English Literature. She was a former secondary school English teacher. A devout Catholic, she was a member of the Carmelite Third Order. She had been an active parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St. James Church (Redondo) and was active at American Martyrs Church (Manhattan Beach). She is survived by her three children, Isabelita (married to Nonito), Manuel (married to Lydia), and Maria Fe; her four loving grandchildren, Elizabeth (married to Gerald), Catherine (married to John), Teresa (married to Olivier) and Anthony (married to Jennifer); and her six great-grandchildren, Jolie and Mason, Morgan and Erin, Chloe, and Mario. A Rosary Vigil will be held on Friday, September 16 at 7:00 PM at American Martyrs Church. Funeral Mass services will be held at American Martyrs on Saturday, September 17 at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. May He support us all the day long till the shades lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in His Mercy . . . may He give us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen. Cardinal Newman

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  1. Beth, I always think of you and recently, thought about looking you up. My brother Way, said that he once saw your brother in So. CA and that perhaps your family resides there. I am just taking a chance that it is you. Read your Mom’s obituaty and the more I am convinced that you are the same Beth that I knew way back in the Philippines. Condolence for the passing away of your Mom. I really wish we can get connected. I am not sure if your family will look back at this guestbook. I sure hope you will get my message. Love, Zandra, an old friend (650)255-0080

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