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Irene A Bautista

May 5, 1932 ~ May 17, 2019 (age 87)

Our beautiful Mother, loving Grandmother and beloved friend Irene Aquino Bautista, 87, of Pleasant Grove, passed away peacefully on her sleep on May 17, 2019. She grew up in the Philippines as a child of war. She was the 5th of 13 children. Her mother was a housekeeper and her father was a land owner. Irene loved to dance so much that she would sneak out at night by sliding down one of the stilts that kept the house up. 

Irene met her husband, Feliciano Bautista in Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines. They met because Feliciano's cousin married Irene's sister. Irene and Feliciano had 4 children - Joel, Elenita, Feliciano Jr., and Eleanor, and their adopted son Pepito. Together with their kids, they managed a large farm with all kinds of animals. Irene followed her husband in his every endeavor. She was a very strong supporter of her husband who was heavily involved in the local politics and at the same time a High School Principal and a Dean for a College of Education. Later on Irene earned her bachelor's degree in Arts at the age of 45.  

Irene and her husband also had a big orchard and a large rice farm to manage, even raising a kennel of dobermans to sell to local fish pond owners. They worked hard so that all four of their children could graduate from college which they all did which she was very proud of.  Irene had an uncanny gift of decorating, hair styling, not to mention her being a great seamstress. Irene moved to the United States as a widow when she was 68 and kept busy by helping raise the 3 Holdaway grandchildren and by volunteering as Foster Grandparents.  She was known for her wide smiles, big hugs, her kindness and love to everyone and always ready to help out.  

She is survived by her children: daughter-in-law Liza Bautista, Elen (Adam) Holdaway, Feliciano Jr (Rowena), and Eleanor (Greg) Moss, as well as her adopted son Pepito (Shiela) Carino. She has 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, as well as her son, Joel, parents and many siblings. We will miss her terribly in this life and her posterity will speak of her legacy for generations to come.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am prior to services.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.

 


Sincerely,
Elen Holdaway
Realtor
801-376-9409
elenhrealestate@gmail.com

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 7:38 PM wrote:

Hi Elen, I received the obituary.  Did you find a picture to go with it yet?  I can get it up on our website and have a picture of a rose where her picture will go and once I receive her picture I will just change it out.

Patti

 

 

On 2019-05-22 6:50 pm, ELEN HOLDAWAY wrote:

Irene Aquino Bautista, 87, of Pleasant Grove, passed away on May 17, 2019. She grew up in the Philippines as a child of war. She was the 5th of 13 children. Her mother was a housekeeper and her father was a land owner. Irene loved to dance so much that she would sneak out at night by sliding down one of the stilts that kept the house up. 

Irene met her husband, Feliciano Bautista in Alaminos, Philippines. They met because Feliciano's cousin married Irene's sister. Irene and Feliciano had 4 children - Joel, Elenita, Feliciano Jr., and Eleanor, and their adopted son Pepito. Together with their kids, they managed a large farm with all kinds of animals. Irene followed her husband in his every endeavor. She was a very strong supporter of her husband who was heavily involved in the local politics and at the same time a High School Principal and a Dean for a College of Education. Later on Irene earned her bachelor's degree in Arts at the age of 45.  

Irene and her husband also had a big orchard and a large rice farm to manage, even raising a kennel of dobermans to sell to local fish pond owners. They worked hard so that all four of their children could graduate from college which they all did which she was very proud of.  Irene had an uncanny gift of decorating, hair styling, not to mention her being a great seamstress. Irene moved to the United States as a widow when she was 68 and kept busy by helping raise the 3 Holdaway grandchildren and by volunteering as Foster Grandparents.  She was known for her wide smiles, her kindness and love to everyone and always ready to help out.  

She is survived by her children: daughter-in-law Liza Bautista, Elen (Adam) Holdaway, Feliciano Jr (Rowena), and Eleanor (Greg) Moss, as well as her adopted son Pepito (Shiela) Carino. She has 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, as well as her son, Joel, parents and many siblings. 

Funeral services will be held on May 30th at Olpin Mortuary, 494 S 300 E, Pleasant Grove. A viewing will start at 9:30am with the funeral to begin at 11am. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.

 

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