Carmen Okiyama Carbullido
“Familian Tung Ocoba of Agat, Guam”
Also known as Auntie Mame and si Tan Mamé of Agat
Carmen, age 103 was born January 31, 1917 and passed away April 27, 2020 at Saint Claire’s Hospital in Lakewood, Washington.
In her new life with God in heaven, she will reunite with her husband José Muna Carbullido of Agat; her son Sebastian; parents Jacoba Babauta Charfauros and Ginnosuke (José) Okiyama;siblings Maria Torres of Yigo (si Auntie Tita), Anna Leon Guerrero of Agat (Auntie Begg) and José Okiyama of Agat (Uncle Ping).
Mame brought effortless laughter and love to everyone around her through her jokes and songs. “Gentle Woman,” “Little Ladies Who Act So Very Shy,” and “Ting-A-Ling-A-Ling,” were just a few of the songs you would catch her singing. Every day with her was filled with joy, prayer, and songs.
Mame’s life was devoted around prayer. During her time on Guam, she was part of the Franciscan prayer group in Agat. She devoted every morning to prayer, every 3:00PM to the Divine Mercy, and every night to our Blessed Mother Mary.
When she did not have a rosary in her hands, you would find the flowers and fruits of her garden that she so carefully tended. She had vivid pink bougainvillea by the pugua tree, scented orchids of every color around the fence, and giant red roses in her backyard. She shared her wildstar apples (star-fruit), langka (jackfruit), achiote (annatto), granada (pomegranate), abas (pink guava), atis (sugar apple), and la guana (soursop) with her neighbors and friends. She was a great fan of animals, but always paid special attention to her chickens.
More than anything else, she loved her family. She is survived by her sons, their spouses, grandchildren, and [great-grandchildren]:
Joseph O. & Ludivinia Carbullido: Michael John & Shiela [Macey & Isabel] Carbullido, Kathlee Ann & Patrick [Paul Sebastian, Joseph “AJ”, Kira] Hewes, Julie Jo Carbullido, and Sherri Lynn & Carl [Rei Andrew] Makepeace.
Francisco & Yolanda Carbullido: Catherine C. & Sean White, Patrick and Maria [Taylor Jonavahn, Braeden Matthew] Carbullido
And Tomas & Genoveva Carbullido: Mary Kristine Carbullido & Henry Banh
She is also survived by her nieces and nephews:
Maria Fejeran and family, Victoria Lizama and family, Anthony Leon Guerrero and family, Esther Galindo and family, Evelynn Pereda and family, Jesse Torres and family, Raymond Torres and family, Maryann Bais and family.
She will also be greatly missed by numerous extended family members and friends.
Mama’s laughter, strength, love, peace, and wisdom will live on through her family and friends.
Klontz Family Funeral Home will host the final viewing Friday, May 15, 2020 from 3-3:30 PM with Fr. Paul of St. Francis Cabrini in Lakewood presiding over the rite of committal. To minimize personal contact for everyone’s safety, family and friends may pay their respects via Zoom. Her final internment at Mount Carmel cemetery in Agat, Guam will be scheduled for a future date.
Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star, so strong and bright, gentle mother, peaceful dove, teach us wisdom, teach us love.