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Estela Deffley Obituary

Estela E. Deffley
Estela E. Deffley

September 8, 1934 - November 6, 2017
Born in Manila, Philippines
Resided in Salinas, California
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Estela E. Deffley (83) of Salinas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, November 6, 2017. She was born September 8, 1934 to Fidel and Rosario Esperante, in Manila, Philippines.
Estela moved to the USA and settled in Salinas after meeting her husband, Louis M. Palma. Together they raised their two daughters, Rhea and Rowena (Nina), until the passing of Louis in 1978. After a while, Estela found love again and wed Edward W. Deffley. Together they enjoyed 29 years of marriage until Ed passed away in 2009.
Estela worked for 29 years in the Accounting department at Soilserv Inc. in Salinas. There she thoroughly enjoyed her office “family”.
She had many loves but what she cherished and loved most was her family: her husbands, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a very large extended family.
In her earlier years, Mom loved picnics at the beach, family camping trips, traveling and shopping trips to San Francisco. Over the years, she enjoyed gardening, watching Dancing with the Stars, and gazing at the ocean. Estela was always a dog lover and enjoyed a deep companionship with her four-legged “children.”
She is survived by her daughters, Rhea Palma (Carl Scherer), Rowena Dunaven (Bob), her grandchildren, Jessica Lynch, Maya Ball and Kevin Dunaven, and her great grandchildren, Tyler Lynch and Samson Ball. She also leaves behind her 7 loving siblings and their spouses (Edward & Caring, Johnny & Malou, Amelia, Lillian, Esther & Alex, Tony and Dale & Melita), her stepson, Rockne Palma and his family, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation will be held 9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.

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Visitation
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Funeral Service
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
1:00 PM
Burial
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA US 93907
Tuesday, November 14, 2017