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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Pacific time)
Avelina Espina Lauser entered into God’s Kingdom on Friday, October 6, 2023 at the age of 78. Avelina passed away peacefully in her sleep at home with her devoted family surrounding her bedside.
Avelina fondly known as “Belen”, was born December 1, 1944 in Batangas City, Philippines; attended Batangas East Elementary School, Batangas National High School and Far Eastern University in the Philippines were she played 1st Base for the school soft ball Team. Her career started as a library aide at Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology as now known as Batangas State University. She also worked at City Engineer office and Department of Public Works & Highways Region 4A. After immigrating to the United States in 1983, she would eventually find employment at Loehmanns for 3 years, Marriott, and Hyatt Hotel for 27 years. After retiring, Avelina relocated to Sacramento, California in 2013.
Many can attest that Avelina was a loving mother, outstanding grandmother, a caring daughter, a sweet sister, an affectionate aunt, and a beloved friend who can be relied on in a time of need. She was always kind to others and was known to get along with everyone wherever she went. Avelina’s kindness extended to her relatives and family in the Philippines. She enjoyed sending boxes of goodies and treats back home for the rest of the family.
Her family was her joy. It brought her the most happiness when everyone was together. At home, she enjoyed cooking & baking for her family. Her passion was gardening and sewing. She was caring, loving, and generous. Avelina adored her grandchildren and her precious great granddaughter Lauren more than anything in the world. A religious woman, Avelina was never without her prayer book and rosary. She was always a big fan of the San Francisco 49ers, SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors.
Avelina was a true warrior, a cancer survivor. She fought through her pain, prayed, and kept her faith in God. She always found a reason to smile and be joyful, which impressed her doctors as she took on radiation and chemotherapy. No matter how sick she was, Avelina was a resilient woman who took the challenges head on with grit and a smile on her face. When anyone else would have been broken, Avelina stayed strong. Through her, we know how resilience and perseverance truly looks like. There was no quit in Avelina, just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
As Avelina rest forever with God, she will be celebrated and dearly missed by those she left behind.
Avelina is survived by her loving children, Ederlinda Hernandez-Guballa (Husband Francisco); Serafin Hernandez Jr. (Rhonelyn); and Jorlyn Espina Jackson (Husband Lynelle). 9 Grandchildren (Joseph, Melinda, Kristen, Anthony, Frederick, Jethro, Claudine, Payton, Devon). 1 Great Granddaughter (Lauren) and a very large and loving extended family and friends, to whom she was known as affectionately as “Ninang”, “Minyag” Tia Belen”, “Lola” “Naynay” and “Ave”.
The youngest of 12 children, she was preceded in death by her parents Daniel Celemin and Aurelia Celemin, siblings Regalado, Flordeliza, Jose Sr., Ricardo, Miguel, Carlos, Buena, Julian, Juanito, Agripina and Dorotea.
💐 Visitation & Funeral service, repast 💐
Avelina’s family will host a visitation & funeral service will be held at East Lawn Chapel on October 17, 2023, from 9:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time), immediately followed by a reception at
Springhill Suites by
Marriott Sacramento Natomas
2555 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento CA 95833.
Children are welcome to attend with their families. The funeral will be live streamed here (link to be posted when it becomes available):
East Lawn Elk Grove Funeral Homes
9189 E Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624