Mila A. Asuncion
Mila A. Asuncion
  • December 4, 1932 - March 21, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California

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A life well-lived, we joyously celebrate Mila Asuncion, who passed away peacefully in her Los Angeles home surrounded by her 4 children on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Sadly, she succumbed to the ravages of cancer at age 84.

Mila was born in Cebu, Philippines on December 4th. Now reunited, she is predeceased by her husband, Leonard, her parents – Maximino & Bonifacia Alcoseba and brothers – Francisco & Eugenio. The eldest daughter of five, Mila is survived by her sisters – Teresita & Loreto. She is lovingly remembered by her 4 children – Levi, Melissa, Christine, John; and 3 grandkids – Christopher, Anthony & Christiana.

An adventurous spirit, after graduating from nursing school, Mila bravely journeyed to the United States as a travelling nurse. The first to leave the nest…and the Philippines!

Upon her return, she moved to Manila where she met and was charmed by Leonard. Newlyweds wanting a better life and opportunities afforded in America for their family, they moved to Los Angeles in 1969. Married for 45 years, they successfully raised four accomplished children.

A giver and nurturer at heart, Mila relished being a Registered Nurse for 50+ years. She even once served as a private nurse for former Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos! After retiring from LAC-USC Medical Center, Mila continued to work as a private nurse for disabled children.

A devout Catholic and faithful parishioner at St. Brendan’s Church, Mila was a choir singer, Eucharistic Minister and a founding member of Queen's Care, where she did charitable work administering free medical services to the needy.

A beloved wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and loyal friend to many, Mila’s laughter, generous spirit, kindness, loyal friendship and warm presence will affectionately be missed by those who knew her.