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Gertrudes Quinene Nangauta Manalisay

1934 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Gertrudes Quinene  Nangauta Manalisay Obituary
Gertrudes N. Manalisay, 76, was called by our heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Las Cruces. She was born Tuesday, March 27, 1934, in Merizo, Guam, to Joaquin Taijeron and Magdalena (Quinene) Nangauta.
She was born and raised on the island of Guam. She grew up in the village of Malesso (Merizo) and in May 2002 moved to Alamogordo to be with family. Gertrudes was famous for her red rice recipe. She enjoyed being around her family and friends and also enjoyed babysitting her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children John Patrick Nangauta, Patricia and Clarence Bellard, and Willaim A. Cruz, all of Alamogordo; grandchildren Germaine Marie Garrido Nangauta and Howard Santiago, of Guam, Chaka Iruka and Robert Earl Proulx, Garett Anthony Manalisay, Alicia Elizabeth Cruz and Patrick Angelo Cruz, all of Alamogordo; great-grandchildren Ayumani Simon, Kaja Theresa, Zaria Renee Proulx and Amaya Bellard; brothers and sisters Juana Cruz Nangauta, of California, Joaquin Quinene Nangauta, of California, Jesus Quinene and Dolores Champaco Nanagauta, and Mae Candaso Nangauta, of Guam; aunt Delfina T. Aguigui, of Alamogordo; and aunt and uncle Galo and Vicenta Cruz, of El Paso, with whom she spent the last eight years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isidro Castro Manalisay; parents Magdalena Quinene and Joaquin Taijeron Nangauta; mother-in-law Nieves Castro Manalisay, Familian Baliga; daughter Alicia Rose Nangauta; daughter-in-law Nora Cruz Garrido Nangauta; bothers Antonio, Jose and Vecente Nangauta; sister Gertrudes Quinene Nangauta; sisters and brother-in-law Ana C. Nangauta, of Merizo, Guam, and Socorro, and Jesus Rivera, of Agat, Guam.
She will be greatly missed by special cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends all over the island of Guam and in the U.S.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at St. Jude Parish, with Father Tom Hoffman, S.J., as celebrant.
The family will greet friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
The Manalisay family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 8 to Apr. 8, 2011
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