Cyrilla Demetria Lapinid Oak passed away on February 20, 2023 in Logan, Utah just three days prior to her 89th birthday.
Cyrilla was born in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on February 23, 1934 to Nicasio Wabinga Lapinid (of the Phillipines) and Consolacion Sumaylo (of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii). She was the third of seven children: Josephine, Rehino, Cyrilla, Edward, Dolores, Christituta, and Nicasio Jr.
She was married to David Lastimosa (1931-1976), Robert Oak (1936-2012), and Robert Fortenberry (1945-2016). She is survived by three of her siblings: Josephine, Rehino, and Dolores; her children Valerie Ann Lastimosa Burke (Arthur) and David Alan Lastimosa; as well as by three grandchildren Russell Burke (Mahina), Jennifer Brough (Aaron), and Nicole Salazar (Andres); and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Cyrilla grew up in Hawaii and lived most of her adult life in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. After moving to Logan, Utah in 2017, she made many dear friends at the Pioneer Valley Lodge Retirement Community where she lived. Cyrilla was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 7, 2019. She dearly loved her family and was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved knitting and crocheting, Krispy Kreme donuts, Hawaiian dancing, playing games with her friends, being visited by her great-grandchildren, whom she affectionately called “my kids,” and taking care of her beloved bird Lani.
She was a very hard worker all her life, working in several different industries, including working for McDonnell Douglas working with fiberglass on airplanes, and working for and retiring from Teledyne Industries where she made pacemakers.
She was lovingly watched over and cared for by her granddaughter, Jennifer, and her family, the last five and a half years of her life while living in Logan.
A memorial service will be held at Pioneer Valley Lodge (2351 N 400 E, North Logan, UT 84341) on Sunday, February 26, at 2pm.
Live stream of the services can be found