Glenna Arwana Sagucio, 80, of Bakersfield CA, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016. Born July 21, 1935 in Cumberland, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Arnold Ison, Coal miner, and Cledia lson, home-maker. She is survived by two sons, Brian Sagucio and wife Karen; Mark Sagucio; and one daughter, Vicki Webb and husband Dennis, all of Bakersfield; four grandchildren, Eric, Kristen, Victor and Matthew, and seven great-grandchildren, Santos Michael, Noah, Hailey, Addison, Jordan, Brooklyn, and Lincoln. Glenna was born a coal miners daughter and grew up in the lush coal hills of Kentucky. She received her teaching license and taught fourth grade for a few years until she decided to follow her dream and moved to Chicago to become a Stewardess. While attending school there, she met the man she was to spend the rest of her life with, Victorino Sagucio. They were married in September of 1961. She then settled down and became a home-maker, working to raise her 3 children, first in Chicago, and then later in Hawaii. In 1975 her family moved to Bakersfield, and have remained residents there ever since. She lost her husband in 1982 and remained single, concentrating on helping raise not only her grandchildren, but her great grandchildren as well. Although she was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2007, she fought tirelessly to maintain a normal life up until almost the very end. She was admitted to Valley Convalescent Home in March of 2015, and that is where she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Some may say, she wasn't very special. She wasn't a Astronaut or Super Model. She didn't run for any office or storm any beaches. No, what she did was, she was there. She was there to wake us up in the morning, make breakfast and to send you off to school. She was there when you came home, to hear all about your day. She was there to fix any cuts or scrapes, and to watch over us when we were sick or not feeling well. She was there to laugh and cry with us, and to protect us from everything thing she could, and to help us back on our feet when we fell. No, my mom wasn't special, she was Extraordinary! She was a MOM! Through her efforts, she raised a Submarine Veteran, a Landscaper, a Corrections Officer, and a Teacher. And we have yet to learn what her youngest charges will become. Rest well mom. Sadly for us, your job is done. But you may now rest knowing what a wonderful thing you did for all those under your care. Memorial services will be conducted at 10 AM Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Coronado Baptist Church with Pastor Jack Lee officiating. A short graveside service for family members only will be conducted immediately after at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bakersfield, CA.
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