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Paulita T. Leader

March 21, 1943 ~ April 11, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Paulita Tomanda Leader                 March 21, 1943 – April 11, 2023

 

Paulita (“Lita”) was born on March 21, 1943 to Sofio and Eulalia (Delis) Tomanda in Tacloban City, Philippines.

Paulita met the love of her life, Ronald J. Leader, and they were married on February 25, 1967 in Olongapo City, Philippines. Upon returning to the United States, they made their home in Vista, California, where they raised their two children, Ronald Jr. and Lillianna.

Paulita worked for a few years as an usherette at the movie theater on Camp Pendleton, California. After, she worked for many years at Kraft Systems in Vista, California. She was an amazing baker and cook and enjoyed making many Filipino dishes. She always made sure everyone who came to visit had plenty to eat. She became a proud U.S. citizen on July 26, 1974. Paulita was also a fierce cancer survivor and participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Susan G. Komen Foundation’s fashion shows. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandma.

Ronald and Paulita enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. in their motorhome and taking cruises with family and friends. They were also big animal lovers, adopting many dogs over the years. After retiring, the couple moved to Yuma, Arizona in 2005. Paulita and Ron were members of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Yuma, Arizona. Paulita just turned 80 on March 20, 2023, and Ron celebrated his 79th birthday on January 11, 2023. The couple also celebrated 56 years of marriage on February 25, 2023.

Paulita is survived by her children, Ronald (Barbara) Leader, Jr. and Lillianna (Joseph) Miller and grandchildren Kaylee Leader, Dustin Leader, and Ross Leader.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.

A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 13541 Stoney Creek Road, San Diego, California.

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Services

Funeral Mass
Friday
May 12, 2023

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
13541 Stoney Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92129

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