Adela was born on July 15, 1933 in Bamban, Tarlac Philippines to Cenon and Engracia Diaz. She was the youngest of six children. Adela married Cezar Guilas on May 14, 1958. They raised five children; Perry (Rina) Guilas, Marianne (Robert) Capitulo, Josie (Jonathan) Ocampo, Mary (Monte) Hawver and Michael (Hazel) Guilas. Adela loved her family above all else except for the Lord. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her grandchildren; Chrisse, Marc (Giselle) Guilas, John (Lisa) Capitulo, Chet, Pie, Poie (Khia) Capitulo, Kevin, Keizha, James, Joseph, Francis, Ryan, Kevin, Paul, Courtney, Sarah (Devin), James and Raven and great grandchild Christophe.
Adela was known to feed any child of any creed or color that came to her door and many did daily. She respected all people equally and never had an unkind word to say about anybody. She was a staunch prayer warrior who was an officer of the Catholic Women’s League and The Children of Mary. She was a faithful member of the St. Mary’s Church and Kodiak Senior Center. Adela supported many causes for the care of less fortunate children as well as aging nuns and priests in the US and abroad.
A memorial service followed by a reception was held at the St. Mary’s Church on Jan. 25, 2014. Private family viewing was held at the Alaskan Heritage Memorial in Anchorage, Alaska on Jan. 21, 2014. Final Internment for Adela will be at Cayanan Memorial Estate, Capas, Tarlac Philippines.
Our sincerest gratitude to all who visited her and brought food to her for the four years she was receiving specialized medical care in Anchorage. The family extends their utmost appreciation to Adela’s caregivers at PECC who were her second family.
We thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during our time of sorrow. Thank you for joining us during Adela’s memorial service and for your condolences, thoughts, prayers, cards and flowers. May God Bless and Keep You.
Condolences may be sent to Mary Guilas-Hawver, PO Box 2018 Kodiak, AK 99615