Our mom, Estelita “Esteling”Sandajan Faeldog, passed away at home in her sleep peacefully.
She is preceded by her parents: Diego Sandajan and Pelajia Seballos Sandajan; her seven siblings; her husband of 63 years: Ildefonso Faeldog; and children: Robert, Estela, and Elaine. She is survived by her children: Ester Pfanenstiel (Duane), JR (Martha Ann), and Mike; her grandkids: Desaray and Dacoda Pfanenstiel.
Mom was born in Guintas, Hamtic, Antique, Philippines in 1930. She graduated from Philippine Women’s
University in 1950. In 1956, she married Dad, her penpal. During Dad’s active duty, they were stationed in Butzbach, Germany; Ft. Riley, Kansas; and Ft. Bliss, Texas. Mom also earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development at the age of 77 from El Paso Community College. She has been a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church since 1970 and was a member of the Legion of Mary and The Catholic Daughters of America, (Court Santa Barbara). Mom is also a lifetime member of the Fil-Am Association of El Paso and a Life Member of The University of Texas at El Paso Women’s Auxiliary.
Our mom was a people person; she always befriended newcomers to our city and invited them over to our house. She truly enjoyed socializing with people and enjoyed playing her favorite game, Bingo, even in her last years.
We already miss Mom, and we will forever be grateful for everything we have learned from her.
Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a Rosary at 5:00pm on Monday, October 23, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass Drive. Funeral Mass will begin at 12:30pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9025 Diana Drive. Committal Service to follow at 1:30pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit her online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.