Elvira Samaniego

Obituary of Elvira Samaniego

Elvira Samaniego, 90 of National City, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2022, with her family by her side.

She was born in San Diego, CA. to Rudolph and Carmen Aguilar. She grew up in “Little Italy” in San Diego, where she attended Washington Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School and graduated from San Diego High School where she met her husband Rudolph “Rudy” Samaniego.

She was a devoted housewife and mother.  In her early years, she participated with the Parent Teacher Student Association at Central Elementary School where her children attended Elementary School.  As the children got older, she occasionally helped her neighbors who owned a restaurant named Tina's Delicious Lumpia in National City.  It was there where she learned how to make homemade Lumpia and Pancit. She was an amazing cook.  She was also known for her homemade flour tortillas.

As she got older she became a Caregiver to the elderly helping them around their home with dusting and cleaning, grocery shopping and accompanying them to the doctor’s if needed.  

As time went by, many of her clients became ill, passed and she decided that she should spend more time at home.  You can often find her in her yard watering her plants in her garden or pulling weeds in the yard. 

Her family was everything to her, and she was everything to her family

She is preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, her daughters Carmen Marie Cortez and Yolanda Samaniego.  Her parents, Rudolph and Carmen Aguilar.  Her sister Pauline Duran and her two brothers Adolf Carlos Aguilar and Stanley Aguilar.

She is survived by her Daughters; Delia Vargas (Martin) Elvira Ann Becerra, Helen Samaniego(George), Rose Da Costa (John),  Sons; Stanley (Hilda), Armando, and Edmund “Eddie Samaniego (Iran) along with 14 Grandchildren, 35 Great-Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great Grandchildren.  

She was a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt who was loved and admired by many. She will be dearly missed and will always remain in our hearts.

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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 28, 2022
Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care
7043 University Ave.
La Mesa, California, United States
with Rosary at 6:30pm

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
St. Joseph's Cathedral
1535 Third Ave
San Diego, California, United States

Committal Service

11:30 am
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
4470 Hilltop Drive
San Diego, California, United States
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