Life Celebration for Lillian Nobrega of Hacienda del Rio in Edgewater will be at 4:30 PM Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1910 Pioneer Trail, in New Smyrna Beach.
Lillian was born in Tacoma, Washington and returned here from Anchorage, Alaska in 1993. She was a devoted wife, mother, and Grandmother. Always a concerned friend to all those who knew and loved her, she left a lasting impression in everyone’s heart. From working as a Registered Nurse and Social Worker in Public Health for the State of Florida for over 20 years, to decades of leadership in the Pathfinder youth activities at her church, service to others always came naturally. Her unconditional love for others brings comments of “your mother stood 10’ tall to our family”. For the past 17 years, until no longer able, Lillian and her late husband, Ralph, loved heading up the Sunshine Club at Hacienda Del Rio. Before online ordering and store delivery, she and Ralph would personally go, select, purchase, and deliver flowers or appropriate “thinking of you” items to those grieving or in need of encouragement. The light of her life in the last few years has been the visits, calls, and photos of her four Great Grandchildren – the newest, of which, brought her a hearty laugh this month with photos following her 90th Birthday party.
She leaves, to cherish her memory, her Daughter , Marilyn Yeager of New Smyrna Beach, Son and Daughter-in-law, Ralph and Shirley Nobrega of Anchorage, AK, Grandchildren – Shawn, Michelle, Stephanie, Heather, and Bill along with four Great grandchildren - Harrison, Hunter, McKenzie, and Charli Rose.
In appreciation for the care provided by Hospice of Volusia, in lieu of flowers, the family would be honored with donations in her honor made to the name of “Southeast Care Center”, Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 4140 South Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, FL 32141