Luz Sarmiento Arbolante

02/16/1925 - 09/24/2015 Obituary
Luz Sarmiento Arbolante Obituary
Luz Sarmiento Arbolante entered the kingdom of our Lord on Sept. 24th, 2015.
Born in Alang Alang, Leyte in the Philippines in 1925, Luz immigrated to the US in 1952. In Arvin, Ca. she met her husband, Teodoro Hernandez Arbolante, finished her teaching credential at San Jose State University, and returned to Bakersfield to work at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. She gained citizenship and transitioned into her next career as a postal worker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Carmen
Sarmiento, husband Teodoro H. Arbolante, and sister Armenia Damo. She leaves behind her three children and their spouses, Teodoro Jr. and his wife Rhonda, Rick and his wife Shirley, Charlotte Campbell and her husband Mark, along with 7 grandchildren: Kami Sanders, Kim Arbolante, Taylor Arbolante, Grant Campbell, Teodoro Arbolante III, Bailey Arbolante, and Joseph Arbolante in addition to one great granddaughter, Chloe Sanders and Luz's adoptive children, Anacito Damo and his wife Linda, and Martha Mack and sister Naida Gintz.
Luz will always be remembered as a devout catholic with a passion for writing articles and speeches regarding Christian morality, humanitarianism, and conservative politics. She was a proud, regular contributor to the Opinions section of the Bakersfield California. Every Sunday she could be found in the front row pew of St. Joseph church wearing all the gold jewelry she owned and praying the rosary. She kept one eye towards earth and always turned to the other to heaven. Luz set a marvelous example for those who were blessed enough to know her; she will be deeply missed.
A rosary will be held at 6pm on Oct 1st at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Church on Oct 2nd at 9am followed by a graveside internment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send charitable donations to St. Vincent de Paul catholic charities.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 29, 2015
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