Lorenza Perez Manalus was born on December 17, 1928 in Mabalacat Pampanga, Philippines. She is the sixth child of Saturnino Perez and Ana Mercado. She has three brothers (Castor, Carlos, and Fransico) and four sisters (Paulina, Olympia, Saparina, and Mercedes). Lorenza passed away peacefully beside her family on February 11th, 2020 at 10:05PM in Layton, Utah.
Lorenza worked as a Nanny/Housekeeper for multiple military families and worked in Laundry Cleaning Services at Clark Air Force Base. She married Rizalino Manalus in the Philippines at age 30. They had five children together, Renato, Dolores, Wilma, Robert, and Rolando. Lorenza came to the United States in 1986 to be with her daughter Dolores and son-in-law Thomas Schragal. Lorenza took pride in caring for her family, especially in the food that she created and the clothes she would sew. Her favorite getaway is the colorful display in Wendover to play the slot machines. Lorenza’s super power was her ability to give love to everyone. She had a special way of touching anyone’s heart in a short matter of time.
Lorenza is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, and grandchild Jaye. Lorenza is survived by all of her children Renato (Carmelita), Dolores (Thomas), Wilma (Ernesto), Robert (Alice), and Rolando, brother Carlos Perez, grandchildren Jeffline Manalus, Caren Manalus (Edwin), Ernie Schragal (Jill), Paul Schragal (Kherie), Jessica Wagener (Louie), Erika Te (Brendon), Harry Manalus(Clarissa), Joseph Bincz Manalus, Maria Jenika Manalus, great-grandchildren Vauzh and Aiko Schragal, Yuki, Yosean and Yeshua Manalus, Cadwin Manalus, Sovanrae Te, Natalia, Colton and Charlie Schragal, Sierra Wagener, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 4050 S. 3900 W., West Haven, Utah. Friends may visit family Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. A vigil with Rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
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