December 1, 2014 ~ December 1, 2014
Maria Pascua Batoon January 10, 1922 - November 26, 2014 Maria P. Batoon, age 92, went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2014 with her loved ones by her side. Born in the Philippines in January 10, 1922, she was the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from University of the Philippines, Los Banos. She continued in her education at the Araneta University, Philippines where she graduated with a major in Education and later received her Masters in 1962. She was a pioneer in the research of medicinal and ornamental plants in the Bureau of Plant Industry for 45 years. She retired in 1983 and migrated to USA. She was preceded by her husband, Aguedo M. Batoon, and her two sons: Ermel and Marwin. She is survived by her children: Eddie and Flora, Agnes and Francis, Alex and Tess, Marissa and Dave, Anray and Divina, Josephine and Josh, Dexter and Cecille, Marie and Matt; and her 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren that brought her joy to her later years. Family and friends are invited to attend services held at the Chapel of Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont . A Celebration of Life is scheduled on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:30pm. Funeral Service on Friday, December 5, 2014, beginning with a Mass at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont at 9:30am , and burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St., Santa Clara.