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Victoria C. Evano

December 12, 1932 — December 18, 2023

Hyattsville

 

Victoria “Vicky” C. Evano, born on December 12, 1932, in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, passed peacefully on the morning of December 18, 2023 in Silver Spring, MD. She was 91 years old.

Victoria was born to Demitro Cabaong and Calixta  Ramos, the 5th of their 7 children. She completed her formal education through grade 6 in the Philippines. In the years to follow she completed various trade courses and professional trainings, ultimately receiving certifications in sewing, pottery and cosmetology.

Following WWII, as a teenager, she migrated from the countryside of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, to the progressive city of Sta. Ana, Manila, where she met and married her husband Macario B. Evano, who was in the Philippine Navy. There, they welcomed their daughter Virginia. After Macario’s service with the Navy, the family moved to Tagkawayan, Quezon, and settled in  Paco, Manila. In her later years, she had the honor to raise her great niece Aida. Victoria loved to take care of her family and friends in any way that she could. She was sure to provide a place to stay and goodies for any loved ones who stopped by her home. In 1990 she emigrated to the USA where she lived with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters. She proudly became a US citizen while her favorite president, Barack Obama, was still in office; she excitedly casted her vote in his favor!

Victoria took pride in being a lola (grandmother) and it was her joy to bring the fun to her granddaughters and their many friends. From buying toys, hand sewing pajamas and coordinating outfits, to buying fancy dresses, she embodied the “girl mom/glam mom” title to the fullest. One of our fondest memories is waiting for her arrival back home from the Philippines, where she would bring back suitcases and boxes full of pasalubong (souvenirs). When she became a great grandmother, the fun didn’t stop, she became Nanay 2.0 and she cranked up the fun; and brought more toys, more dresses, and even more jewelry. 

Vicky worked in food service and housekeeping while here in the states. Providence Hospital, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and UMD Dining services were her last places of employment before she officially retired. Vicky was hardworking no matter where she was employed. She continued to work well into her 70s, and the only reason she retired was because she underwent open heart surgery. We would like to note, that procedure was a success and when the doctors told her that she can play basketball, she went ahead and tried it! After retirement, Vicky spent many hours crocheting little gifts from yarn, tending to crops in her fruit and vegetable garden, as well as running errands for some of the buddies that lived in her building. She traveled all over town with her grocery cart to take care of them and complete their errands all by herself. In true Vicky fashion, she gifted her home grown crops to everyone that she met along the way.  She had so much love to give, and provided a helping hand to all who met her. Although she only has 2 grandchildren, her grandmother role was extended to the friends and cousins of her granddaughters, the grandchildren and great grandchildren of her friends and those that she worked with throughout the years. 

She was a lover of Jesus and loved attending church services with her family and friends, especially during the holidays/special occasions. 

Relatives and friends call her Nanay, Lola, Vicky, Victoria Secret, Turing, Nang Vicky, Mama Vicky, Nay, Auntie, Tia Turing, Tita, Mommy, Big Red, and The Young Lady. To us, she was all of these and more.

She will be remembered as having a vibrant spirit, generous smile, as well as a loving and thoughtful personality. She never ran out of stories to tell and loved to tell you exactly how it was. Vicky always had some sort of goodies in her bag to give away; jewelry, slippers, clothing, purses, pitaka (small coin purse/wallet), money, you name it, she had it; the bags and it’s contents were endless. Giving gifts was a love language to her, it brought her joy to know that she could share a token of her heart with others.  Her primary goal in life was to instill in us that good work ethic, having fun and spending time with loved ones is important. She was full of life, dancing her infamous two step and hand dance at any given time. Where there is music, there is a dancing Vicky!

Victoria was predeceased by her loving parents Demitro and Calixta, her siblings Anastasia, Timotio, Oliva, Faustino, Dominga and her husband Macario. She is survived by her  youngest sister Gregoria, daughter Virginia (Marvin); her granddaughters, Mayumi (Jeremiah) and Marikit as well as her great granddaughter, Maleah.  Sister-in-law Aracely (Faustino), nieces Brenda (Vicente), Rosita, Gemma (Emmanual), nephews Felix, Victor (Aida), Pruceso (Margie), Leo, great nephews Chris (Mhia), Charles, great nieces Aida, Vangie (Severino), Lisa (Romeo), Diane (JoMar), Bregitte, LeaMae and a host of family and loved ones.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Vicky’s life at Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD on Friday, December 29th (viewing) from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 30th (service) from 10 am to 12 pm.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oakview, Bella’s Reserve Adult Medical Daycare Center, Crescent Cities Nursing Facility, Bustos & Associates, Capitol Cardiology Consultants, Washington Adventist Hospital and all the healthcare staff for their thoughtful service to Victoria.

Thank you,

The Family

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