Paz Basconcillo Carrasca was born on April 17, 1934 in Balaoan, La Union, Philippines to Leonides and Matilde Basconcillo. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on December 5, 2019.
After graduating from North General Hospital School of Nursing in 1954 in the Philippines with a nursing degree, Paz worked in Hospital Espanol Santiago then served in the Philippine Navy as a civilian nurse in the Infirmary Unit. After an honorable discharge, she later joined the Philippine Constabulary (Army) and eventually became a Second Lieutenant where she served until 1958.
Paz came to the United States in 1958 to work at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She later moved to Seattle where she met and married Rosendo I. Carrasca. Together they had a daughter, Rosemary. In Seattle, Paz worked for Providence Hospital then later went to Swedish Hospital where she remained and continued to serve others as a nurse until she retired. Before and after retirement, her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and cooking.
Paz was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Rosendo, and her siblings Junior Basconcillo, Erlinda Baraan, Gregorio Basconcillo, and Rosa McGrath. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary (Carlito) Palomo and grandchildren, Arlene (Michael) Antonio, Michael and Jennifer Palomo; siblings, Elvira Santos, Norma (Ramon) Morales, Nora (Mike) Frey, Elsie (Jessie) Peregrino and Mario (Lilet) Basconcillo; and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing Wednesday, December 11 from 4-8pm with Recitation of the Rosary at 7pm, both at Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 10am at St. George Catholic Church, 5306 13th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5041 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105.
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