In Memory of Mirna Eggenberger(1950 - 2016)
- Mirna Eggenberger
- Nadia Leean, Mariah, Kahee Nephil
- Birth Date
- November 16, 1950
- Blessing Date
- July 1, 1982
- Ascension Date
- July 2, 2016
Following is a testimony by Mirna's sisters, Lorna and Julie.
Mirna ascended to the spirit world on July 2, 2016, ten minutes after celebrating their 34th Blessing Anniversary in her hometown of Zamboanga City, Philippines, at the age of 65.
She was born on November 16, 1950 to Pascual Gadon and Concepcion Ledesma. She was the fourth of twelve children and was raised as a devoted Catholic. As a young lady, she was idealistic and always searching for a higher purpose in life. She promised her mother that she was going to help her take care of the family after her father died in an accident in 1969.
A few years after college, in 1976, she immigrated to the USA. In 1977, she joined the Unification Church in Berkeley, CA and became an active CARP member. She was one of the CARP pioneers in California under the leadership of Tiger Park. In 1980, she was matched by True Father with Christian Eggenberger from Switzerland. And on July 1, 1982, they were Blessed in Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In March 1982, while on the job with Il Hwa in New Mexico, she was in a car accident and became quadriplegic. By 1983, her husband Christian came to America and joined her in California. In 1984, she went back to the Philippines for the first time since she left in 1976 and after her accident. It was then that she witnessed to many spiritual children. Since then she took care of the family spiritually and financially.
Since 1990, she was a breast cancer survivor. She was actively taking care of her health and was a strong believer of the health benefits of ginseng tea. She regularly drank the tea. In 2004, she was seriously sick and faced a near-death experience after a simple surgery in California. When she recovered in 2005, she decided to go back to her hometown to be surrounded by her family and friends.
Within those eleven years she lived in her hometown, Mirna was very active with home church activities and actively organizing church events. She endlessly showed how to be a filial daughter and to live for the sake of others. Her physical condition never deterred her from facing different challenges both personally and spiritually. Her unconditional devotion and strong faith to Heavenly Parent and True Parents was unwavering. She believed that true love is the only thing that can change the world and accomplish God’s will. She manifested her faith in her daily life and lived by example. She was truly a remarkable person and we believe that she will continue her mission in the spirit world.
She was not only a devoted Unificationist, but she was also a devoted daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was not only known to be the loving mother of her three adopted daughters, she was also known to her nephews and nieces as “Mama Mirna” and was considered their second mother. She touched so many lives with her love and care, but most of all her financial support to anyone who needed help. She kept the family and clan together by being there always ready to help. She will always be an inspiration.
She is survived by her husband, Christian Eggenberger; three adopted daughters—Nadia, Mariah and Kahee; brothers—Rodolfo, Tito, Ernesto and Renante Gadon; sisters—Luisa Mozar, Julie Drozdenko, Lorna Todd and Joy Gadon; and many nephews and nieces. She is predeceased by both her parents, two older sisters and one younger sister.
Memorial donations will be greatly appreciated by the family. You may contact Lorna Gadon-Todd at (702) 824-1001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
We love you and we will surely miss your beautiful smiles. Aju!
Unfortunately, before I was able to send this obituary, our brother Ernesto Gadon also ascended to the spirit world on July 6, at the age of 59. He was born on November 7, 1957. He is survived by his daughters Blessie Gadon-Dhakal, Bambi Panta, Brenda Santos, Belinda Gadon, his son TJ, and several grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife Erlinda Gueta Gadon last year.
- July 10, 2016
- July 10, 2016
- Zamboanga City, Philippines