Aurora Cawile Artates, age 82 of Loudon, a longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, rested in the Lord on May 16, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Erasmo S. Artates; parents, Vicente and Mauricia Caoile; siblings, Elisa Cruz, Patricino Caoile, Josefino Caoile, Cecilia Caoile, and Victor Caoile. She is survived by her children: Miriam Artates, Raquel Artates, David Artates and wife Norma, Ruth Artates-Rezaie and husband Kaveh, Editha GarnerSuckling and husband Nigel. Grandchildren: Maribel, EleanorJoy, Jayson Artates; Ron, Ruel, Ryan Tamayo; Daryl Chaponot; Mattie, Jacob, Zachary Garner; Devon Suckling; Shyon, Shadi Rezaie. Great-Grandchildren; Alexander, Benjamin, Clayton Banaban; Carter Cash; Benjamin Garner; Shadow Chaponot; Marcus Tamayo. Sister; Helena Ballesteros. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Whether you were family of friends, after her greetings, her first question was, “Have you eaten yet?” When you left her home, you were now family. She was a voracious reader, especially historical biographies. Well rounded, she loved wrestling, Roller Derby, Lawrence Welk and Jeopardy. She could easily put any Jeopardy champion to shame. Generous to a fault, she was extremely intelligent with a wicked sense of humor.
The family will receive friends Wednesday May 19, 2021 from 4-8pm at Loudon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 20, 2021 at 11am with Pastor David Wendt officiating. Graveside service will be Friday May 21, 2021 at 10am at Simpson Cemetery.