- 38 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 2, 1976
- Place of birth:
Cebu City, Philippines
- Date of passing: Jan 16, 2015
- Place of passing:
Bothell, Washington, United States
|Let the memory of Aireen be with us forever|
Aireen Diola Paige, a cheery barista at Starbucks, teller at Bank of America, and recent resident of Kenmore, WA died unexpectedly on January 16th, 2015 at the age of 38 on her way to serve coffee to her loyal customers in Redmond.
Aireen was born in Cebu City on September 2, 1976 to Patricia and Rolando Diola. She graduated from the University of San Carlos at Cebu with a Bachelor of Science in History and worked as a barista at Starbucks and a teller at Bank of America in Kirkland, WA. On September 18th, 2003 she married Michael Paige, an accountant, in Cebu City in the Philippines. They were happily married for over a decade at the time of her passing.
Aireen is survived by her husband, Michael Paige; her children, Kelsey Paige of Des Moines and Justin Paige of Florida; her parents, Patricia and Rolando Diola of the Philippines; her siblings, Ivy Cuizon, Deborah Diola, Jael Diola, Dianne Diola, Jioho Diola, Joselito Diola, Jisreel Diola, and Rolando Diola, Jr., all of the Philippines.
Aireen was a woman who wore many hats, and wore those many hats more stylishly than any of us. She was a loving and devoted wife, a kind and friendly mother to her stepchildren, and a person who brought warmth and happiness to everyone who had the good fortune of being near her. She had a passion for fashion and was incredibly knowledgeable about whether that hat went with those jeans. Some of that knowledge even rubbed off on her husband! Being a social butterfly, Aireen was a central figure among the local filipinas when she lived in Indianapolis and carried an even wider network of friends from around the world with her to both Texas and Washington. She loved her work and made friends easily with her peers as well as many regular customers at both Bank of America and Starbucks. Aireen truly never met anyone who wasn’t already a friend. She was able to do almost anything and took up many hobbies throughout her lifetime, from birding with her husband to hiking the mountains with her daughter. Whatever Aireen did, you were guaranteed to be greeted with a smile and a can-do spirit that more than likely was going to rub off on you while you were with her. She will be gravely missed by all those who loved her.
A memorial ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 pm on January 31st at the Life Celebrations by Washelli Center, located at 18224 103rd Ave NE in Bothell, WA. The official celebrant is Dale Amundsen. Please send donations through Aireen's charity website in lieu of flowers and your condolences to the Life Celebrations center. Aireen’s charity webpage can be found at https://www.justgive.org/aireenpaige .
"Happy Birthday dai . You are always on my mind , your beautiful smile always reminds me that ," life is too short , lets dance ,party and have fun " I love and miss you a lot . with love for always , Ate Beth ."
"Aireen was my cousin’s daughter but I didn’t know her until four years ago when she and Mike came to my son’s graduation in Indiana University in Bloomington. At that time I felt like I had known her for a long time already. She was very warm and friendly; very respectful and humble. So when Joseph was accepted to Indiana University’s Medical School, we went back to Indiana for the White Coat Ceremony (we’re Marylanders). While we were there, we contacted Aireen and in an hour she was there to meet us. Mike took us out to lunch and then the following day they prepared a sumptuous meal for us and had a cake for Joseph. Even without any notice, they took time out of their busy schedule to be with us. They were very hospitable and kind and very thoughtful and loving.
Aireen was only 38 years old but she had been through a lot. She had her share of hardships and trials in life. She had big responsibilities at such a young age. I guess those experiences gave her strength and endurance, made her more compassionate and kind, more trustworthy and more responsible. Mike was her “Knight in Shining armor.” They were a perfect match. When they visited us here in MD, we observed how they loved each other and how they took care of each other. We could tell that they had a loving and nurturing relationship.
Aireen also had an artistic side in her. We can see it in how she dressed herself and how she decorated her house. She kept her house immaculate and comfortable. She also liked plants and she was a good cook. She had good taste.
Aireen was somebody that can get along well with both old and young people. Everybody just wanted to gravitate to her. She was always smiling, fun to be with, very considerate and always serving. She was beautiful inside and out, a very special person. We are going to miss her.
"Your heart and your kindness will always be remembered. We will miss you Aireen..."
"It’s difficult to bear the loss of someone we considered a close family member. I know how grief devastates lives, especially if it strikes unexpectedly, because that was how my father died – road accident – 27 years ago. Although we know that there will be a resurrection as recorded at John 11:38-44 and Acts 24:15, sometimes grief is too intense for us to bear.
We may not see and talk to her like before, she may be gone due to our enemy, “death”, yet she is alive in our minds and hearts."
"My thoughts and prayers of comfort, peace and understanding are with you all throughout this difficult time. Continue to put all your trust and faith in God. He will never leave or forsake you!! To be absent from the body Is to be present with the Lord and I know Sista Aireen is Resting in Paradise with our Father. Much love and God Bless. Loveeee u sista!"
"Aireen loosing you is the worst nightmare, that everyone numb and speechless upon knowing.. But your memories will remain in our hearts forever and that I would cherished most. You will be missed, This is my HARDEST GOODBYE... "Time and unexpectected events overtake them all"-Eccl.9:11.
Mike and family my deepest symphaty..."
"Mike so sorry to hear of the tragic accident that took Aireen from her loving family and friends. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers."
Have a suggestion for us?