Leonida Pelina Riel, age 82, passed away on Thursday March 12, 2020. Leonida is survived by her children, Angel Vales, Benilda Riel-Denila and Christopher Riel, two grand children Denise and Emily Riel and her brothers and sisters. Leonida was born in Cavite Philippines May 16, 1937 to Hilario Pelina and Gregoria Icasiano. She Married Bienvenido Hernandez Riel on March 12, 1960. She graduated from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines in 1964 and began a career In education as an Elementary teacher. After moving to California, she worked as a Supervisor Records Bureau Officer at Hawthorne Police Department for 30 years until her retirement. Leonida was very religious and enjoyed attending church, singing, playing slots at the casino, watching Dateline and spending time with her family. Family, friends and others whose lives Leonida touched are invited to the gathering and services.

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