Lucita Guevarra Nuqui, went to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, January 3, at home after a battle with kidney disease at the age of 97. All of her children were at her bedside when she departed peacefully. She was born in the Philippines to Luis and Victoria Guevarra who preceded her in death. Her family settled in Monterey County when her husband, Primo, was stationed at Ft. Ord in 1957.
Lucita was a member of St Francis Xavier Church, the Fil-Am Community Club of the Monterey Peninsula, the Philippines Scouts Association of America, the Fil Cultural Club of the Monterey Peninsula and the Filipino community Organization of the Monterey Peninsula. She enjoyed gardening, traveling to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Las Vegas and especially spending time with her friends and family and grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Nuqui was preceded in death by her husband, Primo Nuqui, a son, Alfredo, two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by two brothers, Graciano (Bebot) of Las Vegas and Juanito of the PI, her children, Linda (Maximo, deceased) Usog of Seaside, Rosalina Martinez of San Jose, Frank (Lina) Nuqui of Marina, and Esther (Hal) McKay of Monterey. She has eight grandchildren: Elena (Ronnie) Usrey of Seaside, Rose Marie Usog (Shawn McDaniels) of Merced, Anna (Nick) Kennett of Salinas, David (Malia) Rudoi of Sunnyvale, Ryan (Stephanie) Nuqui of Las Vegas, Shelly (Sadiki) Johnson of Virgina, Mike (Alexis) McKay of Newark and Eric (Jennifer) McKay of Prundale. She has 18 great grandchildren: Cordero (Malina), Maximo, Malia, Alanna, Andrew, Derek, Darius, Lucyola, Jaidyn, Aydin, Brayden, Kai Kai, Roel, Mikey, Desmond, Bryson, Eric and Evan, and 3 great great grandchildren: Levi, Arianna and Aiden.
The family wishes to thank her doctors Dr. Jill Tiongco and Dr. Jeffery Chen. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date when it is safe. Funeral arrangements are being made by Mission Memorial Park & Seaside Funeral Home.