Marciana was born on January 23, 1919, Laoag City, Philippine Islands and passed away on December 14, 2018; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way. She was 99.
Marciana arrived in the United States, Olympia, WA in June 1947. She married Paulino E. Llapitan who was in the U.S. military service, Army. She became a U.S. citizen shortly after her arrival.
Her first job was working in the kitchen at a local hospital. There she received small wages and free room and board. After several years working at the hospital, she and her husband saved money to purchase farmland in the town of Pacific.
She learned to drive. Her first vehicle was a blue late 50’s blue Packard Sedan.
Marciana was an active member of the American/Filipino Community Club and the Filipino Women’s Club in Algona, WA. She was friendly, outgoing and enjoyed attending dances and parties at the community club.
One of her favorite social activities was going on bus trips with other seniors. She loved going to lunch buffets with her friends at various local casinos. Marciana also enjoyed sightseeing trips across the Pacific Northwest.
Sewing and gardening were her favorite hobbies. She loved planting various flowers, especially Roses and a few of her favorite vegetables.
Her survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Norma and John Werth; son and daughter-in-law, Arsenio and Kathy Villanueva. Grandchildren Rachel Werth, Paul Villanueva and Trina Williams. Her step sister, Florie Melchor; her brother, Abelardo Aquilar.
Predeceased includes her husband, Paulino E. Llapitan, her sister Cristeta Aguilar Bartolome; her brothers Julian and Lorenzo Aguilar; her father Ignacio Aguilar and her mother, Elena Mateo Respicio.
Funeral services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Auburn, WA and Interment is at Mt. View Cemetery, Auburn, WA.
Service entrusted to Price-Helton Funeral Home, Auburn, WA.