Teresita Williams Caguioa

Teresita Williams “Mrs. C” Caguioa

March 20, 1930 – October 9, 2020

 

Teresita Williams Caguioa, 90, of Omaha passed away on Oct 9, 2020 of natural causes.  Her family was by her side when she went to be with the Lord.

She was born in Santa Rita, Guam on March 20, 1930.  She was the fourth child of eight siblings, Maria, Francisco, Andres, Johnny, Lorenzo, Annie, and John, Jr.

During the liberation of Guam in 1944 her family was held captive by the Japanese and placed in a war camp splitting the family apart.  The U.S. Marines rescued them, and the family was reunited unharmed.  Her future father, John B. Williams met and married her mother, Emilianna, adopting all the children.

In Corpus Christi, Texas she met her husband, Orlando Caguioa Sr., who served in the U.S. Navy.  Teresita and Orlando were married on November 18, 1950 until his death in 1996.  Together they had four children, Nicosio, Lydia, Orlando Jr, and Marie.

While her husband was deployed, she took care of the children and worked as a hair stylist on base.  She moved to Omaha, Nebraska when her son bought “The Diner” in the Old Market.  Teresita operated the restaurant until the age of 82 when she finally retired.  In the “Old Market” community, she was called “Mrs. C” and became a fixture.  She would always give you a smile, good conversation, and a hot cup of “joe”.

She was a member of the Filipino-American Society and was proud of her heritage and the work they provided for the community.  She will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by Orlando, her husband of 46 years, son Nicosio Caguioa, siblings Marie Mendoila, Andres Sablan, and Johnny Williams.  Survived by her children Lydia Adler, Orlando Caguioa, Jr. (Greta), Marie Heins (David), daughter-in-law, Dorothy Grasso; and siblings Frank Williams, Lorenzo Williams, Annie Speth,and John “Bokie” Williams, Jr.  She had 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Margaret Mary’s Church.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Thursday, Oct. 15th from 5pm to 7pm followed by a Rosary at West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Friday, Oct. 16th, 11:00am, at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (6116 Dodge St.)

To view a live broadcast of the Rosary and Mass, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.

 

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