In Loving Memory of Herminigilda “Hilda” Andres Legaspi
April 13, 1961 – May 21, 2023
Herminigilda Legaspi, a beloved single mother and inspiring figure, peacefully passed away on May 21, 2023, after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Herminigilda, affectionately known as “Hilda” and “Da”, was born on April 13, 1961, in the Philippines, and her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Hilda’s educational journey began at the University of the East High School, where she laid the foundation for her future successes. With determination and perseverance, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Management at the same esteemed institution. Driven by her thirst for knowledge and ambition, she also attended law school, although she chose not to take the board exams.
In pursuit of a brighter future, Hilda embarked on a journey that led her to the United States, leaving behind her homeland. She courageously took on the role of a healthcare frontliner, selflessly devoting herself to helping others in need. Her compassionate nature and unwavering dedication touched the lives of countless individuals, making a profound impact within her community. In the US, she pursued her passion by working as education aide, helping students, administration and kids with special needs at the Riverside Union School District.
Her son, Ranniel, served as Hilda’s rock and reason for fighting the dreaded disease that unfortunately shattered the dreams she had for the both of them. With their cat Cleo, Hilda managed to be the best mother and father for their small yet love-filled family.
Hilda’s resilience, positivity, and unwavering hope were an inspiration extended even to her entire family. Through life’s challenges, she faced adversity head-on, always with a smile on her face and determination in her heart. Her family found strength in her dependable nature, relying on her unwavering support and love. Hilda’s warm embrace, both figuratively and literally, provided comfort and reassurance to those who sought solace in her arms.
Above all else, Hilda was a lover of life and all its adventures. She approached each day with a zest for living, embracing the beauty found in every moment. Her infectious laughter and vibrant spirit brightened the lives of those fortunate enough to be in her presence. Whether embarking on exciting escapades or simply relishing in the joy of family gatherings, Hilda seized every opportunity to create cherished memories with her loved ones.
Left to cherish her memory are her beloved son, Ranniel, her mother, her sister, and a close-knit family who deeply mourn her loss. Hilda’s absence leaves a void that cannot be filled, as she served as a pillar of strength for her entire family. Her legacy of love, courage, and positivity will continue to guide and inspire them in their journey through life.
As we bid farewell to our dear Hilda, let us remember her with fondness, celebrating the incredible woman she was and the indelible impact she made on our lives. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory forever live on in our hearts.
“In the midst of our sorrow, let us find solace in the beautiful memories we shared with Hilda, a shining light who brought love and joy to all who knew her.”