Revised by: Sheila Marie Ysmael Calip-Coleman, 11/19/2014

Publication Book Title: CHARACTERS I DARE NOT FORGET, by author, Gloria Ysmael Adams, copyright 2007

by Ysmael Publishing Services, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila, Philippines


updated pages 91-94: "The Ysmael-Calip Family"

page 91: no changes

page 92: no changes

page 93: The following revisions and updates follow the caption entitled "Florencio Villena Calip and Deogracia Ysmael-Calip and Their Three Daughters: Sheila, Helen, and Jennifer" immediately follow the first paragraph of page 93:

......"Sheila Marie Ysmael-Calip (Coleman), a United States Navy Veteran, had served for the United States Navy, starting off as a part-time U.S. Naval Reservist in August 2004; Sheila requested active duty enlistment wherein she served active duty from September 2005 to September 2009 with the United States Navy; Sheila had completed her basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois in November 2005; on October 26, 2005, Sheila took it upon herself to renew her Catholic Sacraments at the U.S. Naval Recruit Memorial Chapel known as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Chapel wherein she renewed her Holy Sacrament of Baptism and received her Holy Sacrament of Confirmation; Sheila chose her confirmation name to be Basilia Eleanora. Sheila's sponsor and witness to these sacraments was Joshua Allen Garcia, a U.S. Navy recruit at the time; the presiding chaplain was Lt. Willis E. Everett, USNR.

It should be noted that Sheila's active duty enlistment start date was September 11, 2005, (only one day after the wedding of her youngest sibling Jennifer Ysmael-Calip); accordingly, Sheila had to catch her flight from Sacramento Airport to Chicago O'Hare the following day after the wedding.

Upon graduation from boot camp, Sheila received military orders for shore duty assignment at Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego, California commencing December 2005 through July 2008 (performing temporary sea duty assignments on board the USS Boxer, LHD-4); from July 2008 through September 2009, Sheila received military orderes to relocate to Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75); her temporary duty assignment included a one-month ship tour on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69); upon completing her military assignemnt with the USS Truman, Sheila received her Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy reflecting both her reservist and active duty service with the United States Navy. She eventually returned to her home state of California in September 2009."

page 94: The following revisions and updates immediately follow the caption entitled "New Family Members."

".......Jennifer Calip Visda is currently employed in the financial services profession; Jennifer's husband, Robert Visda, Jr. started his new career as a corrections officer for the State of California in the early part of 2014. Jennifer and Robert have one son, Ayden Florencio Visda. (wedding video of Jennifer and Rob Visda, 9/10/2005)

Ayden was born on April 2, 2010, at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, California.....Jennifer and Robert had sold their family home in Suisun City, California and are current residents in Vacaville, California.

page 94: The following revisions and updates follow the last paragraph of page 94 under the caption entitled "New Family Members."

On April 26, 2007, Sheila Marie Ysmael Calip and Basilio Mariano Coleman exchanged matrimonial vows in the presernce of Reverand Thomas D. James and were legallly married in Santa Barbara, California at the gardens of the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse located at 1100 Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara, California; Sheila and Basilio chose to have a small private wedding; Basilio's best man at the wedding was his son, Alani Raymond Coleman, and Sheila's maid of honor was Basilo's step-mother, Delia Calip Coleman. Guests in attendance at Sheila and Basilio's wedding included Basilio's father, William Robert Coleman, husband to Delia Calip Coleman. Basilio and Sheila are currently residing in Carpinteria, California at Coleman Family Farms. (2007 to 2012 wedding photos)

Basilio Mariano Coleman was born on May 5,1963, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Basilio is the eldest son to William Robert Wood Coleman, son to the late Warren and Shirley Coleman, graduates from the University of Santa Barbara; Warren Coleman was the private entrepreneur who once owned and operated Coleman Builders, a construction company, in Santa Barbara, California; the family eventually sold their business; William never married Basilio's mother, Anabel Abayan. William instead married Basilio's step-mother, Delia (Fidela) Calip-Coleman, a native of Cuyapo Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Delia is also the immediate sibling to the late Florencio "Boy" Villena Calip. (see also: Calip-Coleman Family tree at

William, unlike his father, Warren, pursued his career in farming and agriculture and eventually started his business of Coleman Family Farms during the late 1960s; William learned much of his farming trade hands-on by working with various local farmers in California in various ethnic communities; including the Filipino, Japaneese, Chineese, and South American communities; Coleman Farms is now being managed by Romeo Calip Coleman, a graduate from Cal Poly State University; Romeo is the eldest son of four siblings (two younger brothers: Rizal and Santiago and a younger sister, Ligaya) to his mother Delia Calip Coleman. Basilio's youngest sibling from his mother Anabel is Abraham "Beno" Coleman. Basilio has one son, Alani Raymond Coleman, born on November 25, 1984. Abraham Beno Coleman is married to Jocelyn Ancheta Coleman and the couple have one son, Grant Coleman, and one daughter, Tessandra Coleman. It should be noted that Anabel Abayan is a decedent of the Jiminez family of Santa Barbara County.

On August 23, 2008, Helen Grace Ysmael Calip and Jess Ibatuan exchanged matrimonial vows and were legally married in Fairfield, California. Among Helen's maids of honor included her mother, Deogracia "Nenette" Ysmael-Calip and her youngest sibling, Jennifer Calip-Visda; Robert Visda, Jr., Jennifer's husband, was among the best man for Helen's husband, Jess. (Calip-Ibatuan wedding photos, 8/23/2008)

Jess Ibatuan and his family are originally from the Philippines; Jess was mostly born and raised in Compton, California (Southern California), he relocated his residence to Northern California, where he and my younger sister Helen, reside."