Lourdes Samia Pecson passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2013 after a short but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. She loved the company of family and friends, and many were by her side on the day she saw God.
She was diagnosed with diabetes in May and then with Stage 4 cancer on October 12. If ever she had tremendous pain, she never let on. She remained focused on God's love and power, which gave her the strength to keep living.
Lourdes, 61, was born on May 17, 1952 in Mabalacat, Pampanga and lived a short but meaningful and beautiful life. She is survived by her husband Enrique and three children, Lorena, Enrique Jr., and Aaron. She is also survived by her siblings Victoria Samia Agustin, Arcadio Dizon Samia Jr., Arturo Dizon Samia, and Jaime Dizon Samia. She is preceded in death by father, Arcadio Lumanlan Samia, mother, Ressurreccion Sanchez Dizon Samia, and brother, Luisito Dizon Samia.
Lourdes graduated with a commerce degree at Holy Angel College in Angeles, Manila. She held numerous jobs in her lifetime. Her latest position was as accounting manager at 1-Day Paint and Body where she worked for 19 years.
She enjoyed cooking, shopping, playing cards with friends, and good times in Las Vegas casinos. She cherished every moment spent with her six grandchildren, Benjamin, Thomas, Troy, Richard, Robert, and Julia. And she loved the long morning and evening conversations with her husband. Lourdes was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. We will miss her so very much!
Viewing will be on October 31st from 3 to 9pm and on November 1st from 1 to 10pm at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The funeral mass will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes on November 2 at 10am. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. The reception will be at Grand China Buffet in Torrance.