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Ellen Tan Lozada

April 12, 1950 - January 25, 2013
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Ellen Tan Lozada, was born on April 12, 1950 in Iloilo City, Philippines. Close friends and family affectionately knew her as Nene, Mama Nene, and Auntie Ellen. Her beloved husband, Noel Lozada, called her “Pangga,” which means, “Love” in her native language. After dedicating herself to her studies, Ellen became a Central Philippines University Nursing graduate of 1972. During her education, she developed lasting relationships with her classmates and continued to maintain close contact with many of them even to this day. For over 30 years, Ellen excelled in her nursing career since she was naturally gentle and nurturing to all of those she encountered. This genuine care and instinctive kindness made it easy for family and friends to love her dearly. Family was an important part of Ellen’s life as evident by her continuous care for her parents, Emma and Vincente Tan. She was close with her siblings Vincent, Butch, Jessie, BingBing and Lina, and was very involved in their lives. Ellen was also thought of as a true daughter, beloved sister, and cherished aunt by relatives on Noel’s side of the family as well. Although Ellen and Noel did not have children of their own, they acted as loving parents to all their nieces and nephews, many of whom saw her as a real mother figure in their lives. Ellen also greatly cherished and treasured the many friendships she had in her life. The most significant and beloved relationship Ellen had was with her husband,...
Ellen Tan Lozada, was born on April 12, 1950 in Iloilo City, Philippines. Close friends and family affectionately knew her as Nene, Mama Nene, and Auntie Ellen. Her beloved husband, Noel Lozada, called her “Pangga,” which means, “Love” in her native language.

After dedicating herself to her studies, Ellen became a Central Philippines University Nursing graduate of 1972. During her education, she developed lasting relationships with her classmates and continued to maintain close contact with many of them even to this day. For over 30 years, Ellen excelled in her nursing career since she was naturally gentle and nurturing to all of those she encountered.

This genuine care and instinctive kindness made it easy for family and friends to love her dearly. Family was an important part of Ellen’s life as evident by her continuous care for her parents, Emma and Vincente Tan. She was close with her siblings Vincent, Butch, Jessie, BingBing and Lina, and was very involved in their lives. Ellen was also thought of as a true daughter, beloved sister, and cherished aunt by relatives on Noel’s side of the family as well. Although Ellen and Noel did not have children of their own, they acted as loving parents to all their nieces and nephews, many of whom saw her as a real mother figure in their lives. Ellen also greatly cherished and treasured the many friendships she had in her life.

The most significant and beloved relationship Ellen had was with her husband, Noel. For 26 years, their love for each other was great and unwavering. They had complete trust in each other and because of this they never fought or argued. Noel and Ellen were a perfect couple and treated each other with kindness, humility, humor, and true love.

Although Ellen was a little shy and quiet, she still touched many people in the 63 years of her vibrant and happy life. She was determined to enjoy her years and would not be happy sitting in one place for too long so she loved to travel. After her studies in college, she worked in and explored Europe for many years. She and Noel would love to escape to other countries as much as they could, enriching themselves with new cultures and enjoying each other’s company during their travels. Ellen was also an avid animal lover and owned many pets throughout her life. Another passion that Ellen deeply held was her belief and love in God. She trusted in her faith to guide her throughout life even when she became sick.

Despite her challenges with cancer, Ellen was resilient in her battle. Those closest to her knew of her immense strength and will to fight. Ellen’s resolute faith and her determined heart and mind helped her cope with her medical challenges. Even in her last days, Ellen surprised her close family and friends with her determination to hold on. She will forever be admired for her resolve and bravery during her battle with cancer. As Ellen was in her final moments, she was surrounded by those she loved and by those who loved her dearly. “Pangga” drifted peacefully to heaven on January 25, 2013 with Noel by her side.

"I am sorry I was not able to go. I wish I could of saw you guys and could of met her. I am sorry for your loss Uncle Noel and I am here if you need anything." Michael Mendoza (Rockford, IL)

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