Charito DeGoede was born and raised in Cagayan De Oro City on Aug. 2, 1968, in the Philippines. Many of us affectionately called her Chat, Daday, or Panday. Chat was already a powerful woman of faith at a young age. She attended Xavier University and cherished keeping personal diaries. She was also a caring, and loving daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend and colleague.
She dedicated herself to reading the Bible, initiating family gatherings, and was the life of the party. She spent many years of her life working for San Miguel Corporation in Davao City, where she made many friends and colleagues. From there, Chat was adored by many because of her witty sense of humor. Chat was very generous to the needy, which is another truth about her. She cherished providing assistance to those in need. Her charitable heart suited her name Charito.
Chat arrived in the United States in February of 2013 and in December of that same year she met the love of her life Bob DeGoede. They were married in November of 2017. Bob and Chat worked together in their family business of growing flowers. They enjoyed their many travels and activities together as well. Their happiest memories, though, were spending time with their large circle of family and friends, especially Bob’s new grandchildren. Although Chat was in the United States for a short 10 years she made a lasting impression on all those she associated with. Chat’s life is an inspiration to all, for she truly had a heart of gold. Through her own acts of compassion, she motivated others. Until her last days, she made everyone happy because she never failed to surprise us. Her love for God, family, friends and those in need will be greatly missed by all.
A rosary and viewing will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2022, at Sticklin Funeral Home. A funeral followed by the burial will be at noon on Dec. 9, 2022, at St. Ives Church, in Mossrock, Washington. A reception will follow the burial at Salkum Firehall, 2495 US Hwy. 12, Salkum, Washington.