Benita Rosete Mipalar
March 21, 1940 - February 22, 2021
Benita Rosete “Ate Nitz” Mipalar, age 80, passed away and has gone to the loving presence of the Lord on Monday, February 22, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. She was a loving wife and mother of seven children.
Benita was born on March 21, 1940, in Macapsing, Rizal Nueva Ecija, to Abdon and Paula Mariano Rosete.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Master’s degree. She dedicated her life to teaching, with a total of 43 years of service, ultimately becoming a school principal, well loved and respected by all. She sees being an educator as a calling, dedicating her life and service in this noble profession. An active member of United Church of Christ in the Philippines, she held various committees in the service of the church and then later on an active member of Riverton Heights Baptist Church in Tukwila, Washington where she helped in facilitating their church based academic schooling for graders and high school alike.
She married Leody Fernando Mipalar on March 27, 1966. Together, they raised seven children – 3 sons: Fausto, Leody Jr. and Giovanni and 4 daughters – Marilou, Almyra , Lilibeth and Rosalyn.
Known by her children as “Inang,” she unequivocally and equitably love them all. She ruled the household with tough love, as she did not spare the rod when it is needed. She is a loving wife to her husband, in her own special way. She single-handedly cared for her seven children while her husband was abroad.
She is virtuous, prayerful, humble and a true believer of the Lord. Modest in her personal needs. Benita prioritizes the needs of her children first. When her family suffered throughout years of financial hardship, she did not complain. She knows how to live below her means and made sure there is something left for the rainy days, no matter how small the source. She perseveres through life with grit in order to accomplish her dreams.
She trust in the Providence of the Lord. A role model to her siblings, relatives and acquaintances, her scholastic records and moral standards are unparalleled. Benita’s moral compass is grounded in the Word of God. She looks out for her families well being all the time. An ambassador of peace, she strives for diplomacy in family matters and in her profession. She gains the respect of younger and older people alike.
She is tough, resilient, patient, and strong-willed. She never forget her roots and always looks back to those who help her build her life. Her children are very proud of the woman she became and the life she led. Her children always love her and will always be grateful for her impact in their lives.
Benita was preceded in death by her father Abdon, and her mother Paula. She is survived by her husband Leody, her seven children Fausto, Marilou, Leody Jr. , Almyra, Lilibeth, Rosalyn and Giovanni. Her brothers are Rodolfo and Reynaldo and sisters Leticia and Virginia and several cousins. Her nieces and nephews, and grandchildren Blessedjoy, Joshua James, Danielle Lois, Charisse Mae, Gabrielle Anne, Ruth Imee, Joash, John Luke, Caleb, Marcus, Johannsen, Tricia Maxine, Malchiah Geuel, and Quianne Zoe.
We hope to continue to keep in touch with everyone as we honor her memory in the coming days. For now, we hope you can join us in remembering your favorite memory with dear Inang. A funeral service will be held on Friday March 5, 2021 at Bonney Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd. Sea Tac WA , 98188.
The viewing time starts at 10:30 – 11:30am then followed by graveside service from 12 noon -2 pm at Riverton Crest Cemetery. Both funeral and graveside service can be seen in zoom for friends and relative living in both local and abroad. Flowers may be sent to Bonney Watson on March 4, 2021 (Thursday), Washington State date.
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