Magdalena Mendoza Balabis

May 25, 1926 - Mar 28, 2014


05/25/1926       03/28/2014
Magdalena Balabis, 87 years old, of Elk Grove, California, passed away peacefully at home on March 28, 2014, with the family at her side. A native of the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Gaspar Luneta Mendoza and Maria Murillo. Magdalena was born on May 25, 1926 in Camalig, Albay, Philippines and graduated from Philippine Normal College with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She was married to the late Jorge Balabis. They lived in Manila before relocating in 1989.
She was an elementary school teacher teaching sixth grade English at Bacood Elementary School in Manila until she retired.
She was known in the school where she taught for her people and teaching skills. She was a beloved figure in the family circle and with her friends because of her generosity and caring attitude.
Magdalena is survived by Josefina Tyree, her only child married to Theodore Tyree; her grandchildren, Regina Bugarin married to Jeffry Vidanes, Benjamin Bugarin married to Melissa Bugarin, and Thomas Tyree, and her five great grandchildren: Richard Mendoza, Kianna and Aidan Vidanes, and Jesilyn and Jenna Bugarin, all of Elk Grove, California.
Viewing will be held on April 2nd, 2014, from 5:00-8:00 pm at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary. There will be a prayer service during the viewing. The Funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Elk Grove on April 3rd, 2014 at noon. Burial rites will follow immediately at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park.

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