Lourdes Zamora Ancheta
Sep 5, 1917 – Apr 7, 2017
In Loving Memory of Lourdes “Diding” Sanchez Zamora Ancheta who passed peacefully at her home on April 7th, 2017 in Seattle, Washington at the young age of 99 years.
Lourdes is survived by her children, Linda Ancheta, Lilia Ancheta Fannin (son-in-law Coley Fannin) and Daniel White (Sue Elsey); grandchildren, Nicole Fannin and Coley Fannin V; and many Nieces and Nephews including Mercedes “Edeng” Zamora Luna, Florinda “Flory” Zamora Ciridon, Enri Zamora, Ernesto “Erning” Zamora, Cesar Zamora and Teodore "One Ball” Sanchez Regio.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nick Ancheta; son, David White; and all eleven Zamora brothers and sisters, Artemio, Benigno, Pablo, Purita, Maximo, Pat, Tessie, Amang, Manoling, Adeling, and Peping.
Lourdes was born on September 5th, 1917 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines to Feliza Sanchez and Eladio Zamora.
In the Philippines she enjoyed working as a Seamstress then as a Mid-wife. Her dear friends in the Gomez-Dulay Family were instrumental in her immigration to the United States in 1957. She married Nick in 1957 . Nick and Lourdes built their home in the Southend of Seattle in 1962. Lourdes attended Nursing School in 1966 and enjoyed a long career in nursing that included service in the Newborn Nursery at the original Swedish Hospital and two Southend Seattle Nursing Homes. She also enjoyed being a foster parent and a home daycare provider. After retiring from nursing at the age of 80, she dabbled in real estate and enjoyed being a landlady. She was truly a woman of many talents, interests with a strong zest for life.
Lourdes was a dedicated member of the Iglesia ni Cristo. As a Founding Member & Deaconess of the Seattle congregation, her strong Christian beliefs and devotion helped the congregation flourish in the Pacific Northwest. The first Northwest services of the Iglesia ni Cristo were held at Lourdes’ Southend home, a proud contribution to the church from Lourdes and Nick.
She will be fondly remembered for her generosity and selfless charity in helping her family, friends, church and tenants.
Visitation is scheduled for April 21, 2017 (3-8 pm) at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park. Please no flowers.
We are extremely grateful for Linda Ancheta’s dedication and efforts in the care for Lourdes’ every need during her last years of life.
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