Born:November 29, 1965

Passed Away:January 17, 2014

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Marina C. Rios

Marina Rios, born on November 29, 1965 in Yuma, AZ. Returned to her Heavenly Father the morning of January 17, 2014.

She is survived by her husband Brent Pattersen, her father Trinidad M. Ruiz, her twin sister Theresa A. Thorn, her son Dawson K. Douglas and countless family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Beverly Ann (Leon) Ruiz.She was a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.She gave 20+ years of faithful service to Wells Fargo Wealth Management in Scottsdale, AZ.

As we celebrate her life and the miracle it was, she will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, mother and friend.

We were blessed to have her in our lives! She leaves us way too soon but with the best memories.We will Love and Miss her Always!

Information on Services:

A viewing will be held Friday January 24, 2014 at 3025 S. Hawes Rd. Mesa, AZ. 85212

From 10:00 am -11:00 am

Services to follow from 11:00am – 12:00

Reception to follow from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Mortuary

9925 W. Thomas Road Avondale, AZ.  85392

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13 Memories to “Marina C. Rios”

  1. judy pullins says:

    Marina was my next door neighbor. She, her sister Theresa and I all grew up together from babies to our teens. She was one of my first friends.

    Marina was always a leader. We always had fun even though sometimes we ended up grounded, but we always had fun. 🙂

    She’s beautiful, inside and out and will be so very missed.

  2. Kemberly Gandy says:

    I remember our Borman days as though they were yesterday!!! Rest in peace my dear friend…..

  3. Robbin Coppen-Ortega says:

    Marina was one of my best friends in high school. She had the most amazing smile and contagious laugh. Although I haven’t seen you in years you have always been in my thoughts and will continue to be in my memories. Love and prayers to you Theresa and family, may the Lord comfort you in this time.

  4. Fred & Teresa Cabebe says:

    God bless Marina. She is no longer in pain. She is now set free and has been received into the arns of the heavenly Father.

    Our deepest sympathies to Everyone in her family, especially to her son Dawson.

    All our love & prayers,
    Fred & Teresa

  5. Monica Joffre says:

    She was one of the strongest, most positive persons I have ever had the privilege to know. We have lost a shining light in our lives. Rest in peace my lovely friend!

  6. Jovita Anna Madrid Galaviz says:

    I remember Marina,since I was a little girl, , I went to school with her and Theresa at Zito, and we were in Blue Birds together also, she always had a smile on her face even when she wasn’t feeling good, RIP my little Blue Bird friend, we will all be watching over your sister Theresa, Love you girl and your family,

  7. Selah Espejo says:

    I remember Marina as a shy but sweet girl growing up in the same neighborhood. God needed you more R.I.P.

  8. Lillian Lugo-Gonzales says:

    I am so sorry my condolences to Marinas family, Theresa and Trini. I will always remember the times growing up and visiting Marina and Theresa was always the best time we had in Arizona. I always share my fond childhood memories with my children, especially that time when Marina was hiding in the closet and would not come out, yet she was talking to us through the closet door (lol). Take care and you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. Love your cousin, Lillian

  9. Elizabeth Freeburg says:

    I will miss your wonderful, positive attitude and beautiful smile. I loved your laugh. I was an amazing 16 years as your friend. I will miss you.

  10. Steve Tufts says:

    Marina was such a wonderful and positive person. Over the relatively short period of time that I knew Marina, I must have asked her several thousand times how she was doing. Her answer was always: “Still Kick’n”. I believe that she is “Still Kick’n” more than ever in another life. God Bless!

  11. Fred & Teresa Cabebe says:

    Marina has entered into the joy of the Lord and we give God thanks for her life well lived. We will miss the beauty of her smile and her strong personality.

    Our sympathy to her son Dawson and Uncle Trini and to all in her family.

    God bless.
    Fred & Teresa

  12. Michelle Castaneda says:

    My prayers go out to the family and may Marina rest in peace. I always remember her as a nice girl in the neighborhood.

  13. Inge Patton says:

    I will always remember the fun times we had working together! Her love for her son and family, her energy and laugh was so evident to us all who had the privilege to know Marina.

    Be happy with the angels, Marina!

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