Nicanora G. Lorenzo

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2004

Juneau resident Nicanora Guillermo Lorenzo, 90, died May 25, 2004, in Juneau.

She was born to Pedro Guillermo and Crispina Madrid Guillermo on January 10, 1914, in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, where she was the second child of six children. She retired from teaching elementary school in the Philippines in the early 1970s and came to the United States to join her daughter, Vicky Villanueva, and family in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1977. From Hawaii in 1978, she moved with her family to San Francisco, Calif., where she helped take care of her two grandchildren. In 1980, she moved to Juneau with her family, where she has since been a resident.

She enjoyed reading the Scriptures, volunteering as a "grandma" at Glacier Valley Elementary School, helping various charity organizations, attending social gatherings at the Filipino Community Hall, traveling and dancing. She also enjoyed singing karaoke and completing word search puzzle books.

Her family and friends describe her as being a poised public speaker, having a good sense of humor, joyous, very lively, generous to others and musical. They said she loved to tease people close to her whom she loved so much, like Father Perry Kenaston, or "Perry-Ding".

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Domingo Lorenzo; her two brothers, Bernardo and Isidoro; and her sisters, Adelaida and Herminia.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dominic G. Lorenzo and Vicky L. (Danny C.) Villanueva; grandchildren, Dan Vic, Jean Grace, Alex Lorenzo, Amy Lou and Elizabeth McCoy; great-granddaughter, Keana Grace Villanueva, all of Juneau; sister, Marina G. Abalos; along with numerous relatives of the Philippines.

Pallbearers will be: Dan Vic Villanueva, Alex L. Villanueva, Rodney Hesson, Bradford Hartman, Matthew Arnoldt and Noah Guertin. Honorary pallbearers will be: Danny C. Villanueva, Dr. William Palmer, Dr. Eric Olsen, Benny Cruz, Mario Lim, Virgil Malalang and Tranqulino Nicolas.

There will be a rosary prayer and visitation from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary at 3839 Riverside Drive. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at the Cathedral of the Nativity. Internment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary.

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