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Obituary for Teresa B. Estrella

Teresa B. Estrella, 59, died Friday, October 6, 2023 at her Bakersfield, Ca home with her family by her side to join in eternal rest with her Mother & Father Aguistine and Cristanta Buton, brother Cerilo Buton, and sister, Carmelita Guzman.

Teresa was born November 16, 1963 in Nalasin, Baloan, La Union in the Philippines. Teresa loved to sing karaoke, dance, exercise, and be around her family at family gatherings in the comfort of her home.

In 1985 she graduated with her B.S. in Nursing at Centro Escolar University in the Philippines, then in August 1990 immigrated to the United States of America along with her son to Delano, Ca.

Teresa married Menandro Estrella on May 18, 1991. The two were each other’s best friends and lifelong partners since college. They were blessed with their only son John Menard B. Estrella, and have an adopted daughter, Larina Estrella.

Teresa worked at various healthcare settings including the care for the developmentally disabled, Delano Regional Medical Center, and soon thereafter would retire with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Registered Nurse in 2021.

Teresa was an active health enthusiast, waking up every morning for her long distance walks around her neighborhood and loved dancing when she can when there is good music. As an animal lover, she cared for her two miniature dachshunds Ganchito and Buffalo. Her drive to explore, travel, go to casinos, and shop were amongst her favorite things to do. Being catholic, her devotion to God, attending mass frequently, and love for her family were her priorities.

Teresa is survived by her children, John Menard B. Estrella and Larina Estrella; Her living brothers and sisters Veronica Obra, Tessie Obar, Cenon Buton, Simion Buton, and Dominidor Buton.

Teresa will be remembered for her infectious smile, passion for life, singing voice, dancing, and her ability to care for others with compassion, especially for her family.