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Dr Edna Almaden Makabenta
Birth: Jun. 8, 1959
Leyte Province
Eastern Visayas, Philippines
Death: Jan. 12, 2009
Clark County
Nevada, USA

(This memorial is made with deep respect for the loved ones and friends of Dr Edna Almaden Makabenta)

Published January 16, 2009.


EDNA MAKABENTA M.D. Dr. Edna Almaden Makabenta passed away Jan. 12, 2009, at the age of 49. She was a respected physician in the Las Vegas community and a beloved mother, daughter, sister and wife. Born in San Joaquin Palo, Leyte Philippines, to Maria Consuelo Almaden and Jorge Almaden, retired colonel and a practicing attorney, she was the third of 10 siblings. Dr. Makabenta married her high school sweetheart, Paul Makabenta and migrated to the United States in 1986. After completing her residency in UMC in Las Vegas, she opened her medical practice on Charleston Blvd. in 1997. Dr. Edna Almaden Makabenta leaves behind her loving husband; and children, Paul Michael Makabenta, age 23, who served in the U.S. Air Force, Frances Mae Makabenta, age 21, who will graduate from the University of California-Berkeley in May, and Gil Joshua Makabenta, who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy. She also leaves behind her extended family, friends and patients. A viewing will take place for Dr. Edna Almaden Makabenta from 1-7 p.m. Friday, Jan 16, and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, with funeral service following, all at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Dr. Edna Almaden Makabenta will be buried in the Philippines next to her brother, who passed away in 1997.

( I would like to thank Liberty Aguiar, for your kind
sponsorship of this memorial!) (Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! )

Dr Makabenta was my Doctor for almost 15 years,
I miss you Edna you were more then a Doctor to me, you were my friend.

Here is the article about what happened

Investigators are trying to piece together a startling murder - suicide, as police say a patient killed his doctor before turning the gun on himself.

Doctor Edna Makabenta was shot at her office Monday.

Contact 13 has learned more about Dr. Makabenta and the patient who attacked her, accused killer Eliseo Santos.

49-year-old Dr. Edna Makabenta was born and raised in the Philippines. She graduated from medical school in the Philippines before moving briefly to California.

She completed her internal medicine residency here in Nevada at UMC and got licensed in 1995.

She has no significant complaint history with the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and no disciplinary record.

A source close to the investigation says Dr. Makabenta was one of 11 doctors Eliseo Santos was seeing for treatment of prostate cancer and many other ailments.

Dr. Makabenta had recently ordered a nurse to care for Santos in his home.

Action News is currently working to find her to learn more about what might have been behind Santos' decision to take a gun to his doctor appointment this morning and shoot Dr. Edna Makabenta.

Palo Cemetery
Leyte Province
Eastern Visayas, Philippines
Created by: DanaD.
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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