Rebecca Relatorres Obituary

Rebecca  Relatorres
Rebecca Relatorres
Rebecca Relatorres

January 5, 1959 - October 11, 2014
Born in Cebu City, Philippines
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Rebecca Relatorres, 55, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at University Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Rebecca was born January 5, 1959 in Cebu City, Philippines. She has lived in the Des Moines area since 2002. She was a very social person and loved to be with her family and friends.

Her love of cooking played an important role in the gathering of friends and family. Her many "favorite" dishes will be missed by all.

Rebecca also had a green thumb and enjoyed nurturing plants and flowers.

Last year Rebecca was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. Her medical doctors and team were upbeat and positive about her possible survival and recovery. During this time her spirit was positive and her spiritual devotion to St. Nino helped her through her daily treatments. But in the end this merciless disease won, after a gallant fight and courageous battle. She now resides in a better place. Memories of her will remain with us especially in our hearts.

Survivors include her husband, Cirilo of Des Moines; children: Rutchie (James) Heiring of Johnston, Nasbelle (Kenny) Medearis of Des Moines, Catherine, Junry and Roque Relatorres all of the Philippines; mother, Abondia Bacalan of the Philippines; eleven grandchildren; sibilings: Marlyn Pasiol, Rose Cabanilas, Jocelyn Motebon, Reynaldo Bacalan all of the Philippines.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm Friday at Iles Westover Chapel where a Vigil Service will begin at 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. On-line condolences are welcome at

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, October 17, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, October 18, 2014