Purificacion "Purita" Aquino Dimalanta

Feb 2, 1928 – Apr 19, 2018

Purificacion Purita Aquino Dimalanta obituary image 1
Purificacion Purita Aquino Dimalanta obituary image 2
Purificacion Purita Aquino Dimalanta obituary image 3

More Photos

Obituary

 Purificacion “Purita” Aquino Dimalanta

1928 – 2018

On the morning of April 19th, 2018, Purita Aquino Dimalanta passed away peacefully in her sleep, to go home to the kingdom of God.

Purita was born and raised in San Carlos, Pangasinan, Philippines and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a degree in Science Education.  In 1952 she wed Primitivo “Fred” Dimalanta, also of San Carlos, and they immigrated to Seattle, Washington where they would make that their home for the rest of their lives together.  There, they would raise 3 loving boys: Ray, James, and Fred.

Once her youngest was of age to enter school, Purita went to work as a job placement counselor with the Washington State Employment Security Department from which she retired after over 25 years of service.

In her spare time, Purita was extremely active in various community organizations.  She was well-known and admired as she held numerous leadership and organizational positions with such groups as The Filipino Community of Seattle, The Pangasinan Association of the Pacific Northwest, and The Caballeros de Dimas-Alang (Gabriela Silang Lodge #89), to name a few.

When Purita wasn’t busy serving her community, she enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family and friends, and if she wasn’t in the kitchen, she was sure to be found at the mahjong table, often playing late into the night, sometimes into the wee hours of the morning.  She had a love for travel and especially cruises, having made multiple sailings to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Alaska.  Playing bingo was another favorite pastime of hers, so much so, she was known as a regular on the Muckleshoot bingo shuttle-bus, passing the nights away during her retirement years.

Purita leaves behind: her two sons, James “Buddah” and Fred; two loving daughters-in-law, Ruby and Chris; and 3 grandchildren, David, Brianne, and Evan.  Other surviving family members are her half-brothers and half-sisters, all from San Carlos: Rudy Aquino, Simplicio Aquino, Ronaldo Aquino, Rea Naval, Veronical Naval, and Angel Aquino.

Preceding her in death are: her husband, Primitivo; her son, Ray; and her brother, Anastacio Aquino.

Many of those who knew her know that Purita’s favorite color was purple, the color of the amethyst, her February birthstone.  If you plan on attending any of the planned memorial services, the family asks that you participate in the celebration of Purita’s life by wearing something purple.  She would have loved to see that.  Thank you.

Guestbook

Luis Gamido
Bothell, WA
May 12, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family James. Kerry and Luie Gamido

Eddie and Ellen Abellera
Kenmore, WA
May 11, 2018

You will be sadly missed. You are a great blessing to the community that you served well. Rest in Peace. Our condolence to the bereaved families.

Myrnav
Seattle , WA
May 8, 2018

I love you Auntie Puring. I have always admired and respected you.

Rest peacefully in paradise with our Lord.

Phil Robey
Seminole, Fl
May 5, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss.

I have many fond memories of delicious plates of food at a family gathering with Mrs. Dimalanta encouraging you to eat more as she introduced you to the people around you . She was a very friendly,social person that went out of her way to make you feel right at home.

Mark Allen
Seattle, WA
May 4, 2018

So sorry for your loss. My condolences..

Mark DeRitis
Normandy Park, WA
May 4, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dimalanta family.

Crescencia S. Aquino
Seattle, WA
May 3, 2018

Our sincere condolence to the bereaved family. May the Soul of auntie Puring Rest in Peace and Eternal Light Shine upon her. She was so compassionate and would run a thousand miles to help others. We will all miss you!

Kennis Izumi
Seattle , Wa
May 3, 2018

Auntie, may you rest in peace.

You had so many Accomplishments coming to a New Country and raising a family.

YOUR CLEARLY ADMIRED AMD RESPECTED THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

I DIDN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING YOU, BUT I KNOW YOU WE'RE A LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE MOTHER, AUNTIE, FRIEND ETC..

I KNOW YOU TOUCHED MANY PEOPLE WITH YOUR KIND HEART AND SPIRIT.

GOD BLESS YOU TITA, RIP FOREVER...

XOXOXOOX!!!

Conchitina Zapata
Natick, MA
May 3, 2018

My condolences and prayers of strength to you and your family Fred. May you rest in peace and may the eternal light shine upon you Auntie Purita.

Josephine S. Austria
Seattle, WA
May 3, 2018

Your loving spirit will live on through your beloved family. May you rest in peace, Auntie Puring.

This obituary is provided by Bonney-Watson, providing caring and compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery services since 1868. We have a professional staff, four funeral homes, two cremation facilities and one of the largest cemeteries south of Seattle, as well as a comprehensive grief support program.

_