Nginod Anak Gorar ("Sumuk") , age 92 of Beavercreek, OH, passed away peacefully and blissfully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at her daughter's residence. She was born November 2, 1925 in Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Sumuk hailed from a small Bidayuh village in Sarawak, Malaysia where she raised 10 children with her loving husband Ratep Anak Ngakat. She was a loving, caring dedicated mother for her children and a steadfast loyal and true friend and partner for her beloved husband. Sumuk labored tirelessly in the field alongside her husband manually cultivating padi (the rice plant) on cleared hill slopes and small acreages of swamp land, including manually cultivating cash crops like rubber and pepper for the subsistence and benefit of their ten children. Sumuk left for the USA following the passing away of her husband in order to care for two grandchildren born to a daughter residing in the USA. In the US, Sumuk loved to garden, knit, chat happily with and tell stories to her daughter's friends who came to visit her, and most of all, loved her grandchildren dearly. However, her stay in the US did not diminish her equal love and fondness for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Malaysia. Her sweet kindly demeanor, generous sincere heart, contagious humor and positive open-minded outlook endeared her to all who came to know her.
Sumuk never really had any serious chronic illness or sudden serious medical condition except for a minor stroke from which she fully recovered. However, in the last year or so of her long life, she somehow apparently lost her appetite for food and drink and this caused her to lose weight dramatically over the period and get weaker and weaker until she accepted the Lord's invitation for her to come and stay at His Abode on January 10th, 2018.
Sumuk is survived by her five daughters, Bigin Ratep, Etin Ratep, Seng Han Ratep-Schankin (Maggie), Edi Ratep and Eson Ratep; five sons, Roping Ratep, Remon Ratep, Nelson Ratep, Jenopen Ratep and Norton Ratep; 24 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters; and other numerous family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Beavercreek Chapel, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio 45432. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.
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