The blow was great, the shock severe
We little thought the end was near.
And only those who have lost can tell
The pain of parting without farewell.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
Nothing can ever take away
The love a heart holds dear.
Fond memories linger every day
Remembrance keeps you near.
In loving memory of Melody Crystal Valenzuela.
A member of the Tohono O'Odham Nation. Born on April 23rd 1995 in Tucson, Arizona.
Melody is a beautiful young soul. Just like her name, Melody, she loved music from all genres. With a kind and playful heart she loved to take care of her nieces, nephews and her blended family. Melody is one of the best huggers and foot massagers in the world. She loved joking and making people smile & laugh. Her laugh was infectious. She will be missed by so many.
Melody is survived by her parents, Rebecca A. Manuel-Barela and Johnny A. Barela Sr., Significant Other, Nick Ramirez; Siblings, Kyla L.L. Felix, Malachi L.O. Barela, Johnny A. Barela Jr., Brianna D. Barela, Matthew Barela; Grandfathers, John C. Barela and Dennis Shimmel; Grandmother, Pricilla Molina
Uncles and Aunts; Edward S. and Malena Manuel III, Rainard R. Manuel, Borromeo Morgan, Gifford Morgan, Adam and Leilani Barela, Elisa and Pat Tapia; Nieces and Nephews, Hope R.J. Felix, Rein Barela, Johnny Angel C. Barela and Ana Barela.
Melody is predeceeded in death by her father, Wayne W. Valenzuela; Aunt, Ardell F. Manuel; Grandfather, Edward P. Manuel; Grandmothers, Linda M. Morgan and Adela J. T. Shimmel.