Mrs. Paz Payongayong Celso (96 years old) passed away peacefully at home in Salinas on December 1, 2018. She was born on January 23, 1922, in Manila, Philippines, to Andres and Maura (Caralde) Payongayong. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Ireneo, sons Mauro, Ireneo Jr, MacArthur and Norberto, survived by daughter Cecilia, sons Edwin (Marla) and Mervyn (Yvonne), as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also had 15 siblings, 9 of whom preceded her in death.
A resident of Salinas since 1956, Mrs. Celso and her children arrived in California to join her husband who was with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Ord. She worked for Ikeda Farms as a shed worker for 30 years. After retirement, she was a Head Start Aide at Sherwood and Creekside Elementary Schools and loved working with children. Mrs. Celso enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting. She was an avid fan of the SF 49ers, Golden State Warriors and SF Giants, proudly wore their colors.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 1-9pm with a Rosary vigii at 7pm. all at Healey Mortuary 405 N. Sanborn Rd Salinas, CA 93905.
Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 10am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 22 Stone St. Salinas,. CA 93901.
Burial to follow services at the Garden of Memories Cemetery 850 Abbott St. Sallnas, CA 93901.