Friday, June 30 from 6-9pm (viewing/tributes)
Sat, July 1, 9:30 (viewing); 10:30 (Mass/burial)
East Lawn Greenback/Sierra Hills Memorial
5757 Greenback Lane Sacramento, CA 95841
Obituary: Anastacia "Asiang" Magalong Samson (July 31, 1922 - June 19, 2023)
Our dear beloved matriarch, Anastacia "Asiang" Magalong Samson, passed away on June 19, 2023, leaving behind a profound legacy of love and devotion. Born on July 31, 1922, in Tarece, San Carlos, Pangasinan, she was the only daughter of Lorenzo and Marcelina Magalong (step-mother Hilaria). Asiang had five kapatid/brothers, Rafael, Fortunato, Remegio, Ernesto, and Andres, with whom she shared a lifetime of treasured memories.
As was tradition for the only daughter at the time, Asiang’s husband was chosen for her by her father Lorenzo. On November 23, 1944 she married her adoring asawa, Tomas Samson, and together they built a life filled with love and joy. Their union blessed them with ten children who brought immense happiness into their lives. As Nanay, Asiang is survived by her seven children, Felipe (Mercedes), William (Roma), Lolita, Thelma (Steve), Marc (Grace), Corazon (Bill), and Conrado (Nora).
Asiang's legacy extends beyond her children, as she was cherished by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her apos, Jennifer (Genaro & Matthew), Phillip, William, Joanne (David), Joshua, Shannen (Calvin), Deirdre, Alyssa (Michael), Andrew, William, Elicon (Julie), Charmaine (Kristian), Charmis (Shawn), Aaron, and Ariana, will forever treasure the love and wisdom she shared. Her great-grandchildren, Dominic, Charlotte, Colette, Alaric, Hiyori, Yuna, Elizabeth, Victoria, Eleanor, Argeliana, Arfeliciea and Amelia, will carry her light in their hearts.
Throughout her life, Asiang embraced her role as a loving mother, wife, grandmother, & great grandmother. In their early life together, Tomas, her devoted husband, worked tirelessly to provide for the family, ensuring daily meals of kanin and isda. This allowed Asiang to nurture her children and prepare their favorite dishes, including beefsteak, bangus, sinigang, tuyo, tinapa, and tinola. In 1975, she immigrated to the United States and dedicated her time to helping raise her grandchildren in CT, NC, NY, NJ, AK and CA. During this time, she delighted in watching her favorite television shows: All My Children, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and TFC.
Asiang had a vibrant spirit and a zest for life. She was a lifelong fan of the NY Mets and took pleasure in chismis with her barkada, visiting casinos, and dancing at family gatherings. Traveling with her loved ones brought her immense joy, and she had the opportunity to explore Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, and revisit her homeland, the Philippines. Miraculously, Asiang was one month shy of her 101 birthday and survived World War II, the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, multiple Filipino regimes, the loss of loved ones, and the pandemic. She was well cared for in her later years by her daughter Lolita and son Conrado who kept her to a strict diet of rice, fish, vegetables, and fruit. Asiang’s greatest source of happiness was being surrounded by her family, and she will forever be remembered for the boundless love she showered upon them.
As we bid farewell to our beloved Asiang, let us carry her spirit within us, embracing the lessons of love, resilience, and unity that she imparted. Her unwavering devotion to family and her infectious smile will remain etched in our hearts for generations to come. May she find eternal peace, and may her light continue to guide and inspire us as we navigate this journey of life.
We will celebrate Asiang’s life on Friday, June 30 from 6-9pm (viewing/tributes) and Sat, July 1, 9:30 (viewing); 10:30 (Mass/burial) at East Lawn 5757 Greenback Lane Sacramento, CA 95841.
Rest in peace, dear Nanay/Lola Asiang.