Mercedita Paronda Hillesheim Obituary

Mercedita went home to be with the lord on Friday May 19th. She died peacefully with family members at her side after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

She will be remembered for her cheerful, happy and gentle personality. Mercedita was a loving mother, loyal friend and would do anything to support or help family. She loved playing cards and visiting with friends and was active in the Yuma Santo Nino society before her illness.

Mercedita came to Yuma in 1981 worked as a Spinner Operator at Shaw Flooring Company and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her loving husband Phil of Yuma, daughter Heidie Lyn (husband Matthew) Sweeny, grandchildren Hailey Lyn, Gabriel and Kaitlyn Sweeny. Additionally, she has brothers and sisters in the Philippines and her sister Hermegilda Rivas (husband Rudy) of San Diego.

Visitation will be at Sunset Vista Funeral Home, 11357 E. 40th Street, Yuma on Wednesday May 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11545 E. 40th Street, Yuma at 9:00 am on Thursday May 25th.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Yuma.
Published in The Yuma Sun on May 23, 2017


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