An intelligent, beautiful woman with a giving heart
She was a bearer of light and joy
A tunnel of love and sharing
A frequent smile breaking upon her lips
She treated everyone fairly.
Today we grieve her passing
But her life's work and good deeds
Will be enshrined in a Legacy Book
Which she made me promise to write
So that her family, numerous friends and colleagues
- will know and be touched by the real Malen.
Fare thee well our beloved Malen
We have lost you to a better place
But we have gained an angel in Heaven
Because of you, the world has become a kinder and gentler place
And your exemplary life will forever be etched in our deepest hearts never to be forgotten.
Ode to Malen
by MARONICA, Ph.D.
She heaved her last breath
At early dawn of March 19, 2020
Surrounded by her loving family
So quietly she slipped away
A picture of pure serenity.
Malen is her name
So gentle, so loving
Yet impish and naughty
She left us shattered
Even when we knew she was going.
A strong, feisty woman of conviction
She was a Soroptimist and Inner Wheel to the core
As she touched the lives of women and girls
Through her charity programs that uplifted and defined them
Which gave them reason to live.
She travelled the world as First Lady of Rotary Past District Governor Edison Ang of 3800
And her commitments to Soroptimist International of the Americas, Philippine Region
Malen was a woman of many gifts
And a friend and mentor to many.
A twinkle in Edison's eye
They have two accomplished daughters
Erica Joyce and Kristine Diane
Together, the whole family worked in their metal business
Which grew from strength to strength
By dint of hard work and faith in the Almighty.
Marilyn Rosales Ang
1955 - 2020