Maria Cristina Bellis Arevalo (formerly Roque), a three-year resident of Avondale, Arizona, passed away last Sunday, September 28, in San Pedro, California due to brain hemorrhage. She was 69. She is survived by husband, Nicanor Arevalo of Avondale, AZ; brother Amos Bellis Jr. of Conyers, Georgia; sisters Natividad Ynolan of the Philippines; and Miriam Miraflores of Godfrey, Illinois; sons and daughters Robert Roque Jr. and Leilani Christine (Irineo II) Santos, both of the Philippines; Yvette Roque of San Pedro, California; Jeff (Carmina) Arevalo of Avondale, AZ; and Shannah Kristelle (Eric) Carias of Puyallup, WA. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service taking place at 7:00 P.M. Inurnment will be private. Cristy, as she was fondly called, was born on January 20, 1939 in Manila, Philippines, to the late American banker Amos G. Bellis of San Antionio, Texas and the late Fortunata Flores. In 1981, Cristy immigrated to the United States where she worked at accounts payable division of Mattel Toys for 23 years. Cristy had a green thumb, showing her love for gardening. Fashion was also her passion. She was best remembered for her charitable contributions to the church, family and friends who were in need.

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  1. Our deepest condolences to the family of the late Maria Cristina Arevalo. Robert, her son, is a batchmate at the University of Sto. Tomas and I was saddened when I heard the news from our batchmates of the loss of his mother. I pray for strength for the whole family and that God may comfort you in this time of trial.

  2. Dear Robert, Condolence on the loss of a loved one. I know that she will be reunited with the almighty and will rest in peace. She has come home to the Lord. Chuck

  3. Robert, I pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Rene B.

  4. Robert and Family, To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell My deepest condolences. Ramon

  5. To Robert Roque, Jr. and family Our condolences to you and your family from Yvette and family USTBatch83

  6. Dear Robert and family, Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Tonette Feria-Ferrer and family

  7. robert, Sending our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are offered for your dear mom. Pie and Nova

  8. Our sincere condolence to the family of Cristine. My family offer our wholehearted prayers. We remember Cristine as a kind , generous woman.

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