|17 Mar 2007 @ 01:20, by Letecia Layson|
Constancia Salinas Layson, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all (AKA Tia Conching and Manang Connie) died on March 3, 2007, in Cathedral City, CA of stomach cancer. She was born January 29, 1926, in Tacloban City, Philippines. Her careers were varied, having worked as a censor for the U.S. Army during WWII, an elementary school teacher, a beautician, and a nurse's aide. She was honored as a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her passions included pets, organic gardening, Filipino cooking, and solving world problems by writing to politicians.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, John Conijar Layson. She is survived by five children:
Carolina Goodman (Sherman Oaks), Jesusa Langdon (Huntington Beach), John "Sonny" Layson, Jr. (Cathedral City), Letecia Layson (Ojai), and Dennis Layson (Desert Hot Springs); nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and her sisters, Francesca "Panching" Lozada (San Diego) and Elisa Salinas (Tacloban City, Philippines).
Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., with a rosary/novena at 2:00 p.m. at Wiefels Mortuary, 690 S. Vella Road, Palm Springs. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 12, 2007, 11:00 a.m., at The Chapel at St. Theresa's Church, 2800 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs. Burial will follow at Palm Springs Cemetery, 31705 Da Vall Drive, Cathedral City. The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a memorial reception at 400 N. Belardo Road, Palm Springs.
Published in The Desert Sun on 3/9/2007.