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Elena Palis Bella


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Elena Palis Bella Obituary
Elena Palis Bella May 3, 1932 - July 7, 2013 Elena Palis Bella, aged 81, died peacefully on July 7, 2013 at home in Bakersfield, California USA, days after suffering from stroke. Elena was born May 3, 1932, in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines, the daughter of Arcadio Palis and Rosalina Abella. She started teaching at the age of 18. She rose from the ranks and became Head Teacher, Principal, and later, District Supervisor in her native town province, Los Banos, Laguna. She retired after 44 years dedicated service. Elena was a loving wife to Artemio R. Bella, a dedicated mother to their three sons Arnel, Ariel and Archie, and two daughters Arlene and Arnie. A great mentor and disciplinarian, she managed successfully the education of her sons and daughters to become a proud mother to two Physicians, a Registered Nurse, an Engineer and a Communication Arts graduate turned Business owner. Elena is survived by her husband Artemio, three sons Arnel, Ariel and Archie, two daughters Arlene and Arnie, two daughters in law, Emma and Norma, a son in law, Patrick, seven grandchildren, JR, JV, Abbie, Gabriel, James, Jellica and Adette, one great grandchild, Zach, two sisters Norma and Aludia, and one brother Danny. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 9:00 am at St. Francis Church, 900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Her remains will be flown back to her home in the Philippines where she wished to be laid to her final rest. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 16, 2013
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