LOLITA POTONGAN BEOF, also known to her relatives and friends as LOLY, was born on June 8, 1937 in Burgos, Pangasinan, Philippines, the eldest of five children of Marcelino Potongan and Emilia De La Rosa. She died in the loving arms of her family on February 25, 2022 in Temecula, CA. USA, three months shy of turning 85. She was a loving and supportive daughter to her parents and big sister to her siblings. On April 27, 1962, she married Jose A. Beof, Sr. a native of Ilo-ilo, Philippines but was then based in Palawan, Philippines. Together they were gifted with nine children who were all born and raised in Palawan. While Jose was working as US Merchant Marine, Lolita was left at home taking care of their children and at the same time working as a court stenographic reporter. She held that job for twenty-three years between the Municipal Trial Court of Aborlan, Palawan and Regional Trial Court of Caloocan, Philippines. Lolita was a loving and devoted wife to Jose and also a loving and dedicated mother to their children, that they both called their 9PJ-Nine Precious Jewels, namely, Marichu, Jose, Jr., Imelda, Rustico, Marlon, Alyn, Joselito, Bernard and Maria Margarita. Lolita, together with her husband Jose, was very active at their local community that they were involved in any initiative to improve the life of their community and augment the harmony among their townmates in Aborlan. Likewise, they were very much active at their local church, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, through church organizations, initiatives, and charitable works. They made sure of the religious upbringing of their children in a home of Christian atmosphere. Lolita was a devotee of both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Divine Mercy. She was a member of the Legion of Mary and had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help lovingly praying the Novena to her. In 1989, petitioned by their daughter Marichu, Lolita, together with her husband Jose migrated to the United States where they would be joined later by the rest of their children. For the last thirty-three years, Lolita was the light in the home of the Beof family in the USA. She was the unifying character who would gather the members of her family together. She would make sure that they all realize and experience the meaning of a family under the Lord’s guidance and the protection of the Blessed Mother Mary. Everyone who lived with her or treated her had surely experienced her sweet personality, her warm embrace, her gentle touch, or her beautiful, charming, and contagious smile. She would always radiate joy and peace. She loved singing and playing the piano. She also loved flowers and plants. Whenever she prayed she did it with great devotion. She always expressed her faith in God even amidst challenges and difficult situations. And, most of all, she would always expressed her gratefulness to God for all the blessings as well as for all the trials. The song: “Thank you Lord for the trials that come my way” was her favorite. Lolita was always concerned about others. She always wanted to make sure that everything is fine with them, be her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or her relatives and friends. When possible, she would always try to be independent, not wanting to be a burden to others. She always advised family and friends about their situations with grace. Lolita is survived by her husband of almost sixty years, Jose A. Beof, Sr., nine children, twenty three grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren. Please keep Lolita in your prayers. May the Lord welcome her into his Kingdom of Eternal Happiness. May she Rest in Peace. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen Funeral arrangements were entrusted to England Family Mortuary, Inc.

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