Isip, Teofila Lorica, a long time resident of Carson, CA passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Torrance Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 7, 1922 in Pitogo Quezon, Philippines to Cirila and Felipe Lorica. Happily married for many years, she was a wonderful wife to Tomas Caleon Isip and a caring mother to nine children. She is survived by her six children, Carolina (Miguel) Fajardo, Fe (Apolonio-dec.) Magat, Renato (Dudie) Isip, Elvira (Sid) Magat, Rebecca (Mario) Laureta and Rudy (Laura) Isip; 20 grandchildren, Christina Magat, Dave Magat, Medelyn (Jason) Collado, Diana (Alejandro) Santos, Paul Magat, Odette (Poulle) Manalaysay, Carolyn (Joneph) Pornuevo, John (Melody) Magat, Melissa (Mike Sales) Fajardo, Anthony Magat, Carlo Thomas Isip, Alvaro Fajardo, Thomas Laureta, Maria Cecilia Magat, Harold Laureta, Eric Magat, Karen Kay Laureta, Jonathan (Mae) Isip, Katherine Isip and Karyn Isip; 10 great-grandchildren, Alex Santos, Ashley Magat, Raymond Gaspar, Czarina Pornuevo, Noah Orion Collado, Joshua Isip, Jillian Pornuevo, Xhaiden Manalaysay, Julienne Magat and Lucas Marcelino Collado. In August 1977, Teofila immigrated to the U.S. and resided with her eldest daughter and son-in-law, Carolina and Miguel Fajardo. While in the U.S., she devoted her time in caring for seven of her 20 grandchildren and lived to see eight of her 10 great-grandchildren. In 2003, she became very ill and was taken care of by her second eldest daughter, Fe Magat. She had a love for plants and enjoyed watching soap operas, playing cards with family and friends, playing slot machines in Vegas, strolling through the mall and spending time with family. Teofila was adored by her family and will be truly missed. She will be lovingly remembered for her infectious smile, giving heart, kind eyes and sweet disposition. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 5 pm to 9 pm with a Vigil Service beginning at 7 pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Boulevard in Torrance, CA. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 12 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1225 5th Street in Hermosa Beach, CA. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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  1. To Isip and Fajardo Family, Sending our heartfelt condolences and our prayers for the eternal repose of their mother/grandma soul. May she rest in peace. God bless the whole family and give them all the strength to accept the loss. FR. D’ LOYOLA’S FAMILY of Carson, San Pedro, Long Beach, Oxnard and Alameda.

  2. We send our heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Teofila Isip. Although she will be missed, lets rejoice in her memory and find comfort in the fact that she’s finally at home with the Lord, in peace. With love and support, The Sanchez, Collado & Jariwala Families Mike, Myra, Cailey, Rizal & Kaya Collado Virgie & Lily Sanchez Minda & Manher Jariwala

  3. Our deepest condolences to you & your family. It was great to have been a part of her life. We will never forget her sweet, caring and warm smile. May you & your family find peace. Love, Tino, Elaine & Vincent Lopez

  4. When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why our loved ones leave this earth before we were ready to say good-bye. But little by little, we begin to remember, not just that they passed on, but that they lived. And that their life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Again, this is not good bye to her€. It€™s see you later. Please accept my heart felt sympathy on the passing of your Angel.

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