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Leonora Dar Arreola

November 12, 1934 - March 20, 2014
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Leonora Dar Arreola, 79 years old, passed on March 20, 2014 at the University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, surrounded by her loving family. Leonora was born November 12, 1934 in Santa Maria, lIocos Sur, Philippines. Where she grew up and met her husband Julio Arreola, Sr. They were married on April 24, 1954. They immigrated to the United States with their six children in 1970. Leonora was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her and her husband ran Julio Arreola's Produce for over 30 years in the farming community of Wapato, WA. At the farm, she was known for her contagious laugh and greeted...
Leonora Dar Arreola, 79 years old, passed on March 20, 2014 at the University of Washington Medical
Center - Seattle, surrounded by her loving family.
Leonora was born November 12, 1934 in Santa Maria, lIocos Sur, Philippines. Where she grew up and
met her husband Julio Arreola, Sr. They were married on April 24, 1954. They immigrated to the United
States with their six children in 1970.
Leonora was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her and her husband ran Julio
Arreola's Produce for over 30 years in the farming community of Wapato, WA. At the farm, she was
known for her contagious laugh and greeted everyone as one of her own. She also was an employee of
Del Monte Foods and Tree Top Inc, until her retirement in 2002. After retirement she still kept gardening
alongside her husband at home where they grew oriental vegetables and maintained a vibrant flower
garden. To her family and friends, she was known for her special dessert, "Binobudan" (rice wine) which
she brought to every family gathering. She enjoyed playing mahjong and going to the casino. In her
final days, she still stayed strong and enjoyed playing cards and dancing to Ilocano folk songs with her
family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Theofilo Dar and Josefa Arreola; sister, Avelina Derige; and son,
Arturo Arreola.
Leonora is survived by her husband of 59 years Julio Arreola, Sr. of Wapato; sons, Brady and Charlie of
Wapato, and Julio, Jr. and daughters Dolores Galimba and Eleanor Krier all of Renton; and
grandchildren, Ana, Ashley, and Angelica Arreola.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Division of Oncology and Hematology at
the University of Washington Medical Center for their great care and compassion in her last days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Washington Foundation: Hematology
Research Including Leukemia Fund. (http://depts.washington.edu/givemed/give/)
Visitation will be at Merritt Funeral Home in Wapato on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 3:00 - 7:00pm with a
rosary at 5:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00am March 29, 2014 at St. Peter Claver Catholic
Church, Wapato, WA followed by committal at Reservation Community Memorial Park.

Arrangements under the direction of Merritt Funeral Home, Wapato, WA.

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