Evangelina Licon "Emma" Aguilar
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Salinas, CA
Evangelina "Emma" Licon Aguilar

Marina - It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our beautiful mother, Evangelina (Emma) Licon Aguilar this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday May 29, 2021. Emma passed peacefully with family at her side and will be deeply missed by us all.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Carlos Roberto Aguilar 2004, her eldest son Raymond Hernandez 2021, Grandson Scott Gile 2020, and siblings: Isabel Fierro, Salvador Licon, Oscar Perez

Emma leaves behind one surviving sibling, Gloria Olvera and her loving children: Alma Aguilar, Concepcion Aguilar, Gelina Gile (Gerry), Sylvia Rivera (Randy), Delia Gonzales (Rolando), Yolanda Stahl (Curtiss), Victoria Culbertson (Olen), Raul Aguilar (Kim) along with 19 Grandsons, 3 Granddaughters, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter plus numerous nephews and nieces.

Emma was Born in El Paso Texas on May 8, 1937 to Juan Venegas and Concepcion Licon and although having moved to California in her early teenage years, she will fondly be remembered for always stating, "I'm Tejan ~a. You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the girl". Emma moved to Monterey County in 1968 where she settled with her husband and nine children. She completed her education with a Batchelor's Degree and had a long career as a Registered Nurse serving those in need with her extra dose of warmth and expertise. This was especially true at the end of her career when she wanted to serve and provide comfort as a hospice and geriatric nurse.

Emma was a strong woman, with a quick wit and a fierce pride in her family. She will be remembered fondly for her big heart, her bright smile, her joyous laugh, and a zest for experiencing new adventures. We are so thankful for all the memories that we have built with our mother and the lessons she bestowed on us about love, life, and especially family. These lessons were mostly taught by deed and not by words since she was quiet and calm in nature. Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend was claimed by our mother as our families' day to gather and celebrate with one another. Her memory will be especially poignant as we continue this tradition in the years to come. All of us are grateful that she is now at peace with our Heavenly Father and with those loved ones who have passed before her.

Our family is especially grateful for all the care, love, and support given to our mother and our family these past years by the Hospice VNA Staff of Christina, Alysi and Katya. This journey with their guidance was tenderly traveled.

A private family funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday June 5, 2021 at Struve and Laporte, 41 West San Luis Street in Salinas.

Open to all will be a short graveside service held at the Gonzales Cemetery around 12:00 on the same day. An open house reception to follow from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Gile Residence, 185 Lillian Place, Marina CA 93933

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Central Coast VNA - Monterey Office, 5 Lower Ragsdale Drive Ste 102, Monterey CA 93940-5817, https://ccvna.com/

Funeral Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com

Published by The Salinas Californian from Jun. 3 to Jun. 4, 2021.
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Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis, Salinas, CA
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Gonzales Cemetery
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I've known your mom since I was a freshman in high school. What a Wonderful and kind lady with a duck an obvious love for her children. In have always felt I had two families I belonged to when I was in high school. Loved talking to her because she really listened. I'm going to miss her humor, her compassion, her being.
Teresa Rodriguez Wargo
June 4, 2021
Your mother left an imprint in my heart many, many years ago. I enjoyed our talks when I worked at the convalescent hospital and became friends with Gelina and got to know the family. Your mother’s eyes always smiled with laughter and a hug that was special. She came a long way from Firestone to nursing and the love she has for her family help build the beautiful foundation of the Aguilar Ohana. Prayers, love and aloha always❤ The beautiful memories will remain close to your hearts to cherish and share. Keep her flame burning and remember she lives in each of you and when you feel the warmth - that’s mama reminding you that she NEVER left your side.

❤I Ka ‘Apo Pumehana A Ka Haku❤ In The Lord’s Warm Embrace

Catherine and Gonzalo Espina
June 3, 2021
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