This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Salvacion Pena 79 years old , born on August 31, 1939 and passed away on March 10, 2019. We will remember her forever.

A loving wife to Ruben Dimaano Pena, and mother to two children, Ruben Jr. and Peter Pena. 

Salvacion was one of seven children and was born in Bantay Ilocus Sur where she also completed her education. She later moved to U.S. and landed in Chicago on June 22, 1968 where she began her professional career in administration. Also in Chicago is where she met Ruben and were married in 1975. 

In 1976, Ruben and Salvacion moved to California where they started their lives together and had their first born, Ruben Jr. followed by Peter in 1978.

In 1982, Salvacion completed nursing school and began her nursing career. She dedicated 24 years of service and cared for a wide array of patients ranging from newborns in the NICU to the geriatrics in convalescent hospitals. Her inherent need to help and care for her family and her patients always left us feeling loved, cared for and hopeful. She worked tirelessly to make sure each our needs were met each and every day. Salvacion genuinely cared for people and greeted everyone, family, friends, strangers with the same smile and love with open arms. She had a special spot in her heart for babies. Seeing a baby would captivate her and it would be as if the rest of the world did not exist, only this baby in front of her.

New Year’s Day 2019 (Sally’s favorite Holiday) Her last spoken words to us was, “Happy New Year.”

Truly one-of-a-kind, she will be missed greatly. This memorial will serve as a perpetual remembrance of a person who genuinely loved, laughed, cared and supported us until the very end.

We love you very much. May your spirit be with God and may you have eternal peace and rest.

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her Life

Our wedding photo shoot. This was with my parents and Tina's parents

Family photo taken during my wedding.

Mom & I during my wedding

Recent stories
Shared by Peter Pena on March 18, 2019

This was mom's company holiday dinner. She really wanted to go so we dressed up and attended. They had a drawing for prizes and gifts. There were 4 winners total. Mom was one of them.

Shared by Peter Pena on March 18, 2019

Pop and I landscaped his front yard. The delivery guys delivered the mound of rocks and other hardscape. Mom stood by the mound to give perspective on how much rocks were delivered.

Shared by Peter Pena on March 18, 2019

One of the first times mom visited us at our 1st house. She saw the treadmill in the garage and asked if she could give it a try. She was more focused on standing on the treadmill and watching tv than actually exercising lol.