Evangeline A. Vitug

Evangeline A. Vitug

June 21, 1934 - April 01, 2020
Laguna Woods CA

Evangeline A. Vitug

June 21, 1934 - April 01, 2020
Laguna Woods CA



On April 1, Wednesday, 8:15 pm, Evangeline (Lane) Vitug, loving wife of Manolito (Lito) passed away at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with heart failure.

Lane was born in Manila, Philippines to loving parents Benigno and Josefa Aldana on June 21, 1934, and was one of five children. After she graduated from Holy Ghost College she taught in high school for over ten years. She married Lito on December 17, 1960 and together they raised nine children.

Lane and Lito moved the family to California in November 1979 where they continued to rear their children, and together with their many friends, fostered great devotion to the Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph in the spirit of Opus Dei taught by St. Josemaria and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. She fulfilled God’s will through her responsibilities as wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a lot of affection and great simplicity. She did this without complaining even when faced with adversities such as financial setbacks and illnesses in the family including her own.

Lane is survived by her husband Lito, children Noel, Martin (and Stephanie), Mark (and Ruth), Maritess (and Rick O’Donnell), Montse (and Mike Vroman), Todd Kupka (husband of deceased daughter Michelle), Michael (and Traci), Matthew, and May (and Tom Stoddard), and all the loving 23 grandchildren. Her loving and generous spirit evoked a very tender last end from her greatest love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Her remains are at the O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills.

The Viewing and Holy Rosary will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
You will be able to join us via streaming video for the Viewing and Holy Rosary at

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus and Shelter in Place, the Funeral Mass and Burial for Lane will be postponed to a future date.

 In lieu of flowers you may send offerings to the family.

Thank you for being part of our Life!


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99 responses to Evangeline A. Vitug

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  1. May our Lord bless you eternal happiness.
    Thank you for being kind and loving person to everyone you encountered.

  2. Dear Maritess and Family, we have been accompanying you with prayers in this difficult time. We are comforted in the great example our sister Lane left us, and we’re praying she’s enjoying of God’s presence now. We send you warm hugs and we will continue to have all your family in our prayers.


    Johanna Bolaños Adorable & Fam.

  3. Annie says:

    God blesses Mr. Evangeline, please give her peace and happiness in heaven!

  4. Karla Smith says:

    I’ll always remember Lane for her joy and fidelity.

  5. To make up for my inability to respond to each one, I have commended every name I read to our dear Lord, to our Blessed Mother and St Joseph who know how to properly acknowledge your generosity. While I am most overjoyed to realize that Lane is now happy in Heaven I am also at a loss how to live without her at my side. She was my life for 59 years and the greatest treasure that the Good Lord has given me in this world.

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