Linda Aurora Ponce Reyes

June 17, 1936 - Fe­bru­ary 6, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle - - BAY AREA -

Linda Aurora Ponce Reyes was wel­comed into the king­dom of heaven on Fe­bru­ary 6, 2019. She died, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily, at the age of 82, in South San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia.

Linda was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Severo and Con­so­la­cion, her brothers and sis­ters, Johnny, Manuel, Tony, Boots, Con­sie, Mely, and the baby chil­dren she lost long ago, Joseph Mar­tin and Alma. Linda will be for­ever re­mem­bered by her hus­band of 52 years, Ra­mon de Leon Reyes, Jr., her daugh­ters and son­sin-law Noemi and Serge, Monique and Leonardo, and her grand­chil­dren, Kyle, Aris­to­tle, Madi­son, Ezra and Alek­sander.

Linda was born on June 17, 1936 in Davao, Philip­pines. She met Ra­mon at the Malaria Erad­i­ca­tion Train­ing Cen­ter where they both worked in 1964. They mar­ried two years later.

In the early 70’s, Linda worked at the US Em­bassy in the Philip­pines, where she earned spe­cial im­mi­grant sta­tus. She came to the United States in 1983 with her hus­band and two daugh­ters.

Linda worked at Levi Strauss, but took an early re­tire­ment in the mid-90’s as soon as she paid off the mort­gage! She then de­voted much of her time to lov­ingly car­ing for her grand­chil­dren. She en­joyed her trips to Reno, play­ing with nick­els and dimes at the slot ma­chines (win­ning buck­ets of coins from time to time!) She played clas­si­cal pi­ano and passed on her love of mu­sic to her daugh­ters and grand­chil­dren. She was a won­der­ful cook. Her lumpia and leche flan were sta­ples at ev­ery fam­ily gath­er­ing - and there were many. And oh, how she loved her Golden State War­riors!

A cel­e­bra­tion of Linda’s life will be held on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, 4pm- 9pm at Cy­press Lawn Fu­neral Home, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma.

Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held at the Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elm­wood Drive, Daly City, on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, at noon.

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