Estela Bocala Feliciano died Dec. 29. She was 91.
Mrs. Feliciano was born March 18, 1921, in in Dao, Capiz, Philippines. She was raised in Dao, attending nursing school to become a nurse in 1942. She was enlisted into the Philippine Guerrilla Forces and then inducted into the U.S. Army of the Far East with the rank of 3rd Lieutenant, Nurse Corps. She was then assigned as a nurse to the underground forces, serving until the end of World War II. She was discharged in 1946.
She moved to the United States in 1949, and married Timothy Feliciano in 1950. They lived in Los Angeles and Alaska before settling in Portland in 1954. She worked for Providence St. Vincent Hospital in nursing for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents and four siblings. She is survived by her two children, Lenore (David) Stevison, Beaverton, and Timothy Feliciano Jr. (Susan Smallsreed), Portland; brother, Rudy Bocala (Medy), Bethany; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A recitation of the Rosary will start at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church in Beaverton. Memorial donations can be made to the Filipino American Association of Portland & Vicinity-8917 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97216, Oregon Food Bank (www.oregonfoodbank.org/), or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).