Goodbye Sunshine. My morning walks on my days off with Kailani past your home will no longer be the same,no need to straighten your proud Flag or place your newspaper on the porch for you. God blessed us with a friendship that was true and as beautiful as your smile and twinkle in your eye. Although you left this earth before I. I know you will be greeted by those you have waited so long to see again. I only hope and pray that you will be at the gates when I am called home. Standing next to my family to greet me with your smile. May God Bless you and hold you close to his heart. Leota you were a special beautiful lady. I thank you for your friendship. For letting me touch your heart and be a small part of your happy moments. I will miss the talks we had. You had touched my heart and I am grateful. Till we see each other again. Love Prayers and friendship. God Bless you Sunshine.
Linda, my sincerest condolences to you and the entire Duarte family..Leota was most assuredly a ' sincere human being'..From my perspective she gave her all and was oh so helpful, caring..And, many many times she talked to me about her family..Along with your dad, she was a true friend to me from way back in 1966 when I moved to California to seek employment..Both your Dad and Mom were mentors for me..I truly appreciated that..And, never will forget it..Believe me..
She spoke a lot about both you and Philip..Leota Duarte has given a lot of herself,to her family and to her country and for that we all should be thankful and remember that..
My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother.. May she rest in Peace in that Great Abode. Take Care. from across the ocean.... Bud Vincent