Marcela Alaura Buzzard
Jan 17, 1936 – Jan 26, 2019
Marcel Alaura Buzzard
Marcela was born in Cebu City, Philippines on January 17, 1936 and passed away peacefully in her home of 50 years on January 26, 2019. Through the years Marcela bought her helpfulness, care and love to the Filipino Community of Seattle, the Cebuanos of Washington, the Seattle / Cebu City Sister City Association, the Immaculate Conception Church and Saint James Cathedral, where she was instrumental in the enshrinement of Señor Santo Niño. She was a member of Teamsters #117 for 30 years. Kind, funny, generous, encouraging and loving, she loved to entertain and was at her most natural in front of a crowd signing to them in her marvelous voice. Marcela is preceded in death by her mother Irenea Alaura, her eldest child Steve and her beloved husband of 60 years, Jack Dempsey. She is survived by her son Laurence, her daughter Irene (Henry) Alazas, and her daughter Myra (Alan) Donaldson. Marcela leaves four grandchildren, Elizabeth Doran and Owen, Griffin and William Donaldson, and two great-grandchildren, Elora and Aven Doran. She is also survived by her brothers Nelson (Fe) Ruedas and Donald (Charito) Ruedas. There will be a Funeral Mass said at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, February 7, 2019, followed by her interment at Washington Memorial Park. She will be dearly missed and loved by all.
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