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Sandra Elena Ageno

April 25, 1953 ~ October 24, 2021 (age 68)

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Sandra Elena passed away on Sunday October 24, surrounded by her husband and children, after a brave battle with metastatic breast cancer. She touched so many lives, and everyone who knew her remarked on what a loving, kind, and welcoming soul she was.

 

Sandra was born in Santiago, Chile on April 25, 1953. She was one of 5 children born to Edo and Martha. As a young woman, she played guitar, sang in a choir, and attended college to study English pedagogy. At age 20 on April 28, 1973, she married Virgilio Ageno, and spent 48 happily married years by his side. They began to build their lives together in Chile but decided to immigrate to the US in 1974. After living in Miami, Florida, they moved to San Francisco, where they started their family with the birth of twin daughters, Beatriz and Paula, in 1981. After a move to Alameda, their family was complete with the birth of a son, Mauricio, in 1986. After spending some time with their family in Chile in 1991, they decided to move back to the US and settled permanently in Concord.

 

Sandra was a devout working mother, raising her children and taking care of her home while also working in the hospitality industry in San Francisco hotels. She was known as a warm and caring co-worker by others in her industry. Throughout her life, she worked at the Hyatt Regency, Parc 55, and Omni Hotels. After years of hard work, she retired in 2016 and spent the last years of her life taking care of Virgilio and their home. Throughout her life, she and Virgilio were blessed to travel to Europe, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Her greatest joy in her life was her family. She loved to celebrate her family’s birthdays and holidays and to bring everyone together. She enjoyed reading, travelling, watching old movies and being with her loved ones.

 

She is survived by her husband Virgilio, her children, Beatriz Beggs, Paula Dillon, and Mauricio Ageno, her sons-in-law Matt Dillon and Keith Beggs, her daughter-in-law Kaylin Ageno, and by her beloved grandchildren Iris and Evan Dillon, and Greyson and Locklan Ageno. She is also survived by her beloved family in Chile: her siblings Martha, Flora, Hector, and Aquiles, as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws who all loved her and grieve her loss. She is preceded in eternal rest by her beloved parents, Edoriberto Vargas del Campo and Martha Palero and by her baby sister Eloisa. Her generous and loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 10:00 am and a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 am. A small reception will follow at her daughter Paula’s residence.

 

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 10:00 am and a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 am. A small reception will follow at her daughter Paula’s residence.

 

Sandra Elena falleció el domingo 24 de Octubre, rodeada de su esposo e hijos, despues de una valiente batalla contra el cáncer de mama metastásico. Tocó tantas vidas, y todos los que la conocieron comentaron que era un alma cariñosa, amable y acogedora.

Sandra nació en Santiago de Chile el 25 de Abril de 1953. Fue una de los 5 hijos de Edo y Martha. Cuando era joven, tocaba la guitarra, cantaba en un coro y estudio en la universidad para  pedagogía inglesa. A los 20 años, en el 28 de Abril de 1973 se casó con Virgilio Ageno y pasó 48 años felizmente casada a su lado. Comenzaron a construir su vida juntos en Chile, pero decidieron emigrar a los Estados Unidos en 1974. Después de vivir en Miami, Florida, se mudaron a San Francisco, donde comenzaron su familia con el nacimiento de dos hijas gemelas, Beatriz y Paula, en 1981. Después de mudarse a Alameda, su familia se completó con el nacimiento de un hijo, Mauricio, en 1986. Después de pasar algún tiempo con su familia en Chile en 1991, decidieron regresar a los Estados Unidos y establecerse definitivamente en Concord.

Sandra era una madre trabajadora devota, que criaba a sus hijos y se ocupaba de su hogar mientras trabajaba en la industria hotelera en los hoteles de San Francisco. Otros en su industria la conocían como una compañera de trabajo cálida y cariñosa. A lo largo de su vida, trabajó en los hoteles Hyatt Regency, Parc 55 y Omni. Después de años de arduo trabajo, se retiró en 2016 y pasó los últimos años de su vida cuidando de Virgilio y su hogar. A lo largo de su vida, ella y Virgilio tuvieron la suerte de viajar a Europa, México, Argentina y Chile. Su mayor alegría en su vida fue su familia. Le encantaba celebrar los cumpleaños y las fiestas de su familia y reunir a todos. Disfrutaba leer, viajar, ver películas antiguas y estar con sus seres queridos.

Le sobreviven su esposo Virgilio, sus hijos Beatriz Beggs, Paula Dillon y Mauricio Ageno, sus yernos Matt Dillon y Keith Beggs, su nuera Kaylin Ageno y sus amados nietos Iris y Evan Dillon, y Greyson y Locklan Ageno. También le sobreviven su querida familia en Chile: sus hermanos Martha, Flora, Héctor y Aquiles, muchas sobrinas, sobrinos, primos y cuñados que la amaban y lamentan su pérdida. Es precedida en el descanso eterno por sus amados padres, Edoriberto Vargas del Campo y Martha Palero y por su hermanita Eloisa. Todos los que la conocieron extrañarán su espíritu generoso y amoroso.

 

Se invita a amigos y familiares a una visita el lunes 1 de noviembre de 2021 a las 10:00 a.m. y a un funeral inmediatamente después a las 11:00 a.m. Seguirá una pequeña recepción en la residencia de su hija Paula.

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 1, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel
4125 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521

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Funeral Service
Monday
November 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel
4125 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521

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