Teodora Penaflor Tupino

09/11/1935 –


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  • Funeral Mass
Date: 01/17/2022
Time: 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Visitation
Date: 01/17/2022
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


The family of Teodora Peñaflor  Tupino will gather to recite the Rosary at 1:00 PM on January 17, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Mass will be celebrated in honor of Teodora’s life of 86 years following the Rosary at 1:30 PM. She passed on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  We invite you to view the live-streamed service, sign her virtual guestbook and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing here on this page. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

On September 11, 1935, Teodora Aragon Peñaflor was born to Tomas Mullon Peñaflor and Rufina Aragon Peñaflor in Biliran, Leyte, Philippines. She was the youngest of thirteen children. Ever since childhood, Teodora “Doray or Dora” had always wanted to study and learn new things. She taught herself and spoke more than ten dialects. She loved to dance the Curacha, traveled where her feet may take her, and enjoyed meeting people. She married Alfeo Acuero Tupino on May 20, 1960, in Manila, Philippines. They were blessed with four children. She was a full-time housewife while her husband worked on a ship as an international chef and traveled all over the world.  She was both a mother and father figure for her children while her husband was away for work.

Life was abundant until globalization hit Asia and her husband lost his job. She was the glue that held the family together and with little savings they had, she started a small business selling food. Her husband cooked, while she sold whatever he made. She found joy in the way she was able to provide for the needs of her family. All their four children finished college because of the couple’s hard work.

Her husband died in 2001, she then came to America in 2004 as a widow of a World War II Veteran and stayed for a while with her sister-in-law in San Francisco, where she had numerous travel adventures. A year after, she moved to Lubbock, Texas with her daughter where they settled and helped take care of her five grandchildren.

She loved to spend her time planting, especially sunflowers, expressing her creativity through sewing, watching her favorite television shows, singing karaoke, and using her iPad to keep in touch with her friends and relatives. She was a loving mother, forgiving, kind, and generous person. Dora was a very good friend, she was funny, always cheerful, and had a very contagious laugh-  there was never a dull moment with her. She saw the good side of people and on every difficult situation. She always had a smile on her face and radiated joy everywhere she went. In the last few days of Teodora’s life, she showed a steadfast trust in the Lord with faith unwavering.

Survivors include her children,  Alfeo (Corazon) Tupino Jr., Rowena (Ferdinand) Calinawan, Augusto Tupino, Maria Christine (Joel) Toledo; grandchildren, Precious Gracel Tupino, Naoemi Ruth Tupino, Paul Jeremiah Tupino, Josiah Joseph Tupino, Samuel  Tupino,  Ferrodie Bryan Calinawan, Alvino Ferronie Calinawan, Timothy John William Toledo, Daniella Louise Toledo, Patricia Kathleen Toledo, Dwight Andre Toledo and Marcus Johanne Toledo.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alfeo Tupino; father, Tomas Peñaflor; mother, Rufina Peñaflor; grandson, Elijah Moses Tupino; brothers: Leoncio Peñaflor, Francisco Peñaflor, Garciano Peñaflor, Paolo Peñaflor, Doroteo Peñaflor, Dimitrio Peñaflor; sisters: Simeona Mocorro, Cidad Peñaflor, Andalicia Palconit, Celedonia Peñaflor, Margarita Pio  & Paula Carbo.


Celebration of Life


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