Lisa Arechiga

March 1973 – August 2013

Lisa Arechiga, 40, of Merced, passed away unexpectedly at her Merced home. Lisa was born in Atwater, CA to Anastacio Ruiz and Maria Parrett. She grew up in Atwater until age 13 when she moved with her mom and step-dad to Simi Valley. After graduation from Royal High School in 1990, Lisa later moved to the Merced area, married, and had a daughter and a step-son. Her main occupation included being a waitress and a mother to her children.

Lisa is survived by her daughter Sidney Arechiga, mother Maria Parrett of Merced, father Anastacio Ruiz of Merced, brother Philip (Dawn) Ruiz of Nevada, step-son Zak Arechiga of Merced, long-time companion Carlos Maciel of Madera, many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary in Turlock on Saturday, August 31st from 10am to 1:30 pm with a Rosary at 2:30 pm.

Her mother wrote: “May all the angels in Heaven greet you with loving arms like I greeted you when you came into this world.” Love, Mom, daughter, brother, and family.

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