Zenaida V. Dimailig

November 18, 1928 - February 16, 2011

Mrs. Zenaida Vinluan Dimailig, age 82, ofAllen, Texas, passed away on February 16, 2011. Zenaida was born on November 18, 1928, in Manila, Philippines. She was one of five children born to Amado and Esperanza (Calub) Vinluan and was the beloved wife of Bonifacio Holgado Dimailig for over forty six wonderful years. They were married on October 17, 1953. Zenaida graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines and became a registered nurse. Zenaida worked at the VA Hospital in Chicago, Illinois where she retired in 1996. Zenaida was raised in the Philippines and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1977. She is survived by her daughters, Arlene D. Vergara of Allen Texas, Cynthia V. Carter and husband Gary of Fairview, Texas, and Elizabeth V. Rogan and husband Kevin of Fairview, Texas; beloved grandchildren Therese, Bernadette, Danielle, Samantha, and Jessica; sisters, Priscilla Padre and Avelina Miravite both from the Philippines; along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bonifacio on October 23, 1999; and loving sisters Adoracion Calub and Zorahayda Talens. Zenaida touched the lives of many people with her smile, honesty, generosity, and humor. Zenaida was the best cook in the world. She prepared countless numbers of authentic Filipino dishes that will get you begging for more. We will miss her awesome cooking. Zenaida loved to travel and had a chance to visit many places, Ireland, Alaska, and all over the United States. She loved to dance, especially line dancing with her friends. She also enjoyed Tai Chi and stretch and flex. She loved listening to Filipino music, laughing, being with her family, and having fun with all her friends who all loved her very much. Friends and family are invited to attend funeral service on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 1:00pm. At St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Ave, Allen, Texas 75002 with Father Tim Church officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Highway 75 Exit 38 - Ridgeview Dr., McKinney, Texas 75070. The family will receive friends for a visitation, Monday February 21, 2011 beginning at 3:00pm, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Highway 75 Exit 38 - Ridgeview Dr., McKinney, Texas 75070. A reception will follow at St. Jude Catholic Church. A rosary service will begin at 7:00pm during visitation on Monday evening. The family request all donations be sent to St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Ave, Allen, Texas 75002, (972) 727-1177 on behalf of Zenaida V. Dimailig.

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As you began to understand this profound loss, you must let yourself cry; and remember to lean on your friends and know how much we care about you and may their love help you through the days to come. You are in my prayers. Caroline Goodspeed Caroline D. Goodspeed, February 21, 2011 Our thoughts and prayers to the Dimailig family. Tony. Tony Vinluan Miravite, February 21, 2011 Elizabeth and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. The time we spend with loved ones is always too brief. I hope that your memories bring comfort, a smile and many reasons to celebrate Zenaida's life. May your faith remain strong in He who is faithful and has promised us an eternity together with Him. Rodney McAninch, February 21, 2011 Ma, Thank you so much for everything you've done for me. I love you very much. I'm so blessed to have a mother like you. I will cherish all the memories forever. I will miss all the times we reminisced about family and friends. Although we are so saddened that you've left our world, Pa will be so happy to be with you for eternity. I'm so sorry we never got a chance to visit NY together and all the other wonderful places you wanted to visit. I will continue your legacy by trying to be as good a cook as you and also continue your practice in Tai Chi. I will always miss you. Again, thank you for everything. I love you so much. Love, Liza-bulilit Elizabeth V Rogan, February 21, 2011 Auntie Nene was like a second mother to us. She was very nice and kind. I don't remember her getting angry with anybody. She was always smiling and very well composed. We grew up with them as our next door neighbor. I remember when we were in our elementary years, my brother Jim & I used to hang out in their house almost the whole day to play w/ Liza, Cynthia & sometimes w/ Arlene. We go home only when daylight's almost gone. We were that comfortable in their house. I felt sad when the whole family had to leave to migrate to the US. When we came to the US, we hardly communicate with them but the bonding we developed during the early years did not die down. We will surely miss Auntie Nene. May she rest in peace. Amen. Jackie Miravite Gungon, February 21, 2011 I worked with her daughter Elizabeth for many years. She sounds like she was a wonderful person and will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Shannon T. Terry, February 19, 2011 Arlene, Cynthia and Liza, How is everybody? I was in Allen TX on November 23 (Liza's birthday), 2010 to meet up with your Mom for a visit. I arrived there four hours late at 7:00 p.m. trying everything to get her attention and open up the door, but to no avial. I even stayed overnight sleeping in my pick-up truck anticipating that I will see her in the morning. Again she did not respond. That could have been our last farewell. My condolences to the family. Larry lorenzo virgilio miravite jr, February 19, 2011