WATSONVILLE — Vilma B. Pineda died surrounded by her family at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was 53.
Mrs. Pineda was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines and immigrated to the United States on Dec. 31, 1989, just in time to celebrate the New Year. She was a caring person who devoted herself to being a good wife and mother. She was a hardworking person, working at Kohls, Dominican Oaks and for Comfort Care Senior Services. Mrs. Pineda enjoyed going shopping, going out with her children and cooking.
Mrs. Pineda is survived by her husband, Rey Pineda of Royal Oaks; children, Hyo-Jin Light (Kairine), Reann Pineda and Rachelle Pineda, all of Royal Oaks; parents, Alfredo and Rosalina Bonilla of Honalulu, Hawaii; brothers, Cesar Bonilla of Honalulu, Hawaii and Roderick Bonilla of Philippines; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on Sunday, March 19 from 3-9 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church on Monday, March 20 at 10 a.m. with the burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
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