Juneau resident Loreta "Lory" V. Subeldia died peacefully on Oct. 30, 2008, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Juneau. She was 63.
Born Feb. 1, 1945, in Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Philippines, she graduated from St. Paul's College of Manila, Philippines, with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she taught in elementary school for a while and soon moved to Juneau in 1979 to be with her husband, Filomeno Subeldia.
She worked for the state of Alaska in the Division of Personnel, at JRC The Alaska Club and K-Mart. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, and spending her free time gardening, cooking, clamming, dancing, singing and watching her sons play soccer.
She also was a faithful attendee of the St. Paul's Catholic Church and an active member of the Filipino Community and the Filipino-American Association.
She was preceded in death by both parents; and husband, Filomeno Subeldia.
She is survived by her brother, Jose Baradero Jr. of Bacolod City, Philippines; sisters, Sister Mary Baradero, of Banjarmasin, Indonesia, Lilia Sarmiento, of Panjasinan City, Philippines, Lydia de la Luna, of Bacolod City, Philippines, and Dolores Paradis, of Juneau; sons, Phillip and George Subeldia; step-daughter, Nelda Stewart and husband, Tom; and grandchildren, Anthony and Nicholas Stewart.
A viewing service is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Nov. 2, at the Alaskan Memorial Park & Mortuary. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Paul's Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice and Home Care in Juneau.