Dominica G. Lorenzo


Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident Dominica Guillermo Lorenzo, 62, died July 22, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

She was the eldest daughter born to Domingo Lorenzo and Nicanora G. Lorenzo on Aug. 7, 1942, in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She graduated from Philippine Normal College with a bachelor of arts in elementary education. She taught for many years in Manila and Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. She moved in 1983 to Juneau to be with her mother and sister.

She worked as a secretary for the Juneau School District. She then worked for the state of Alaska, first for the Department of Health and Social Services and then for the Department of Commerce and Economic Development. She retired in 2004.

She was a volunteer at the Cathedral of the Nativity helping with Sunday school and decorating bulletin boards. She was a devout Catholic and confirmed in 1996. She was a member of Twin Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Holy Trinity and Good Shepherd's Charismatic Prayer Group. She was an Ursuline Associate. She decorated the Filipino Community Hall for special occasions and was an active member of the FIL-AM Association of Juneau.

She enjoyed singing, playing the guitar, composing her own songs, dancing and singing karaoke. Friends say she was "generous, giving and loyal." Her family says she was "artistic, creative, a peacemaker and perfectionist."

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sister, Vicky Villanueva and her husband Danny; her nieces, Jean and Amy; her nephews, Alex Villanueva and Dan Villanueva and his wife Liz; grandnieces, Keana and Janie, all of Juneau. She is also survived by numerous relatives from the Philippines and the United States.

Pallbearers will be DanVic L. Villanueva, Alex Lorenzo Villanueva, Stanley Abalos, Jeffrey Salazar, Justin Salazar, Aaron L. Riutta, Matthew Arnoldt and Bradford Hartman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tranquilino Nicolas, Benny Cruz, Mario Lim, Dan Ebreo, Esper Beezley, Dr. Anne Standerwick, Ampy Cruz, Antonette Cuanzon, Virginia Malalang, Naida Janes, Robin Riutta and Rose Salazar.

A rosary prayer and viewing will be 5 to 9 p.m., July 27, at Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary. A memorial service will be noon, July 28, at St. Paul's Catholic Church with an internment following at Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary. After the internment, a reception will be at St. Paul's Parish Hall.

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