Celestino Mangrobang Umagat

Jun 7, 1911 – Dec 15, 2006

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Died peacefully at his home in Covington, Washington on December 15, 2006. In 1928 Celino asked the blessings of his parents to bravely immigrate to the United States at the age of 17, 3 months prior to his 18th birthday. Settling in Seattle, he built and lived a peaceful, well-fulfilled, joyful long life until his Lord Jesus Christ called him home at the age of 95. Celestino is survived by his wife Mila, daughter Abigail, sons Ted and Franklin Umagat. He is also survived by two brothers: Mercurio and Raymundo Umagat. Services will be held on Saturday, December 23 at 8:30 am at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, Washington 98188. Detailed information and an online memorial guest book are available at www.bonneywatson.com.

In Celebration of


June 7, 1911 – December 15, 2006

Celestino Mangrobang UMAGAT, died peacefully at his home in Covington, Washington on December 15, 2006.

In 1928, Celino asked the blessings of his parents to bravely immigrate to the United States at the age of 17, 3-months prior to his 18th birthday.

Settling in Seattle, he built and lived a peaceful, well-fulfilled, joyful long life until his Lord Jesus Christ called him home at the age of 95.


Mila Umagat – wife of 19 years


Theodore Lee Umagat

Franklin Timbreza Umagat

Abigail Ann Umagat


Darnell Umagat

Daena Rae Umagat

Millisent Umagat

Kayla Umagat

Angelito Umagat

Sherina Empalmado

Bible Verses Celino lived by……

*Understanding God’s love…

“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes

in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16

*Understanding that God should receive the glory………….

“ Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”

1 Corinthians 10:31

* Understanding God’s Word to love, to enjoy, to trust, and be confident of the wife God gave him…

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord” Proverbs 18:22

“….Thy people shall be my people and thy God, my God”…..Ruth 1:16

“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her……..Proverbs 31:11

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ, also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”

Ephesians 5:24

*Understanding God’s Word for him to provide for his family…..

“But if any provide not for his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an

infidel.” 1 Timothy 5:8

*Understanding God’s blessings in obeying God’s Word……

“Blessed be the fruit of thy body.”…..Deuteronomy 28:4 –God gave him children

“ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age:

and He made him a coat of many colours.” Genesis 37:3

God blessed him with a daughter, Abigail, at the age of 79..

*Understanding God’s treasure principle: GOD OWNS EVERYTHING. I’M HIS MONEY MANAGER.

We are the managers of the assets God has entrusted-not given-to us..

no matter how little or how big the money is.

“The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1

“The silver is mine and the gold is mine,” declares the LORD Almighty. Haggai 2:8

“Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”

Deuteronomy 8:18

“You are not your own: you were bought at a price.” I Corinthians 6:19-20

….TO MANAGE WHAT GOD HAS ENTRUSTED IN MY HANDS”….”Then came the first, saying,

LORD, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because

hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.” Luke 19:11-12

*Understanding God’s Word not to judge…….

“Judge not that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

*Understanding God’s Word to be an excellent worker or Boss…

“Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh with fear and trembling,

in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as servants of

Christ; doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to

men. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord,…..

And, ye masters, do the same things unto them,….knowing that your Master also is in heaven;

neither is there respect of persons with him.” Ephesians 6:1-9

*Understanding God’s Word to work hard……..

“Do all things without murmurings and disputings” Philippians 2:14

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or

ruler provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” Proverbs 6: 6-8

*Understanding God’s Word to be punctual….

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” Eccleciastes 3:1

*Understanding God’s Word to be resourceful…..

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands….”

“That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may lack nothing”

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

*Understanding God’s Word to be generous………

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them

who are of the household of faith” Ephesians 6:10

I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember

the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

*Understanding God’s Word that unpreparedness is a mark of a fool…….

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out

to meet the bridegroom.” Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The foolish ones took

took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along

with their lamps…..Watch therefore; for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the

Son of man cometh.” Matthew 25: 1-13

*Understanding God’s command in teaching, nurturing and training his children…

“Children’s children are the crown of old men”

“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you

good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the

sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me,Let thine heart retain my words: keep my

commandments, and live.

*Understanding God’s Principle in living long life……….

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which

is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on

the earth. And fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and

admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:1-3

* Understanding God’s Word to live a peaceful life……

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone”..Romans 12:18

*Understanding God’s Word to rejoice, laugh and just love life……

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…..” Proverbs 17:22

Too many to verses that he lived by his everyday life here on earth….

Compassionate…. 1 Peter 3:8 Efficient……. Ephesians 5:16

Forgiving………. Colosians 3:13

Merciful………… Luke 6:36

Respectful……… 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Determined……. 1 Corinthians 2:2

Diligent……….. Colosians 3:23

Scripture verse that brought him home peacefully and to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, his Lord and Saviour,

in heaven…



Lisa Keene
Lynnwood, WA
Dec 23, 2006

Dear Auntie Mila & Abigail,

I have so many memories of Uncle growing up. So many memories in the past sixteen years that I've known you and that I will cherish forever. Losing him a week before Christmas must be hard, and I know you two are trying to cope with it all, but I know you can't do it alone. We are all here for you both. Whether it be in person, on the phone, my e-mail. Uncle has gone to a better place, and he will be forever missed. But don't forget that one day we will all get to see him again in God's kingdom. I love you both and if you ever need to talk, you know where to find me. My thoughts and my prayers are with you both and with the rest of the Umagat family.

Lisa Keene

Paul and Evelyn Baker
Kirkland, WA
Dec 22, 2006

Dear Umagat Family,

As you celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ,you mourn the loss of Celino. That is understandable, and as it should be. You have not really lost him but he has just gone ahead to Heaven. Remember this - Bad times never last, but good friends do! We are praying for you.

Love in Christ,

Paul & Lyn Baker

Linda Tokareff
Seattle, USA
Dec 19, 2006

Umagat family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness.

with sympathy,

Linda Tokareff

Barbara Winquist
Seattle, USA
Dec 19, 2006

Time to celebrate, Mila your Husband and Abgail your Father's life with prayers and song.

Your memories will last forever.

May the peace of the Lord be with both of you especially at this time.

God bless.

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