Our mother, Emma Gomez Eusebio, was born on April 18, 1940 in Numancia, Aklan, Philippines. She was the youngest daughter and the sixth child of Nicomedez Ylin Gomez and Juliana Quismundo Fernandez-Gomez. She finished high school in her hometown then went to Manila to pursue dentistry in the University of the East. She graduated in 1963 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. Emma was married to her darling †Crispulo "Pol" Dayao Eusebio and was blessed with three children, Jerome Juanico "JJ", Geraldine "Baby", and Gina "Oyet".
She practiced as a licensed dentist briefly in Vientiane, Laos and continued to practice dentistry in her own clinics in the Philippines in Blumentritt, Manila and in Pamplona, Las Pinas. She had a very active dental clinic and would never run out of patients. She always received compliments from her patients for their pain-free tooth extraction and dental restoration experiences. She was known to have "gentle dentist hands".
In 1981, our family moved to Pamplona, Las Pinas. She was a dedicated leader and a member of the Saturday Jolly Club. She was involved with fundraising activities to build the community chapel in our village, Camella Homes Tres. When our father retired in 1996, our mother decided to take a break from her dental practice and eventually retired. Both of our parents enjoyed eating out in restaurants and loved spending their mornings in Jollibee. My Papa and Mama had green thumbs and would have an array of different kinds of blooming orchids, roses, and other plants in our veranda garden.
At the age of 69 years old, our mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Our beloved father whole-heartedly took care of our mother despite having his own health problems. When our father passed away on December 11, 2014, I brought my mother to San Francisco, USA in January 2015 to be with me. Despite being homebound for over 4 years, her quality of life was filled with video calls from my brother and visits from my sister from Canada and from her siblings from Southern California. I was at her bedside when she passed peacefully at home on February 8, 2021. She is survived by her children, Jerome Juanico, Geraldine, and Gina, her sons-in-law Rick and Hermengild Simon, and their only granddaughter, Pia Paulina.
Our mother had a vibrant personality and was always ready to share her contagious laugh. She was well loved by her family. Her generosity, love for God, family and friends were reflected throughout her life. We have such great memories and life lessons from beloved father and precious mother. On behalf of my siblings, in-laws, and Pia, "we love you so much Papa and Mama, may your souls Rest in Eternal Peace". We will miss you and will be forever and always stay in our hearts.
Geraldine Eusebio Mariano – daughter
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Published by Cypress Lawn Funeral Home and Reception Center from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2021.