Mayra Veronica Medina

Date of Birth

November 28, 1979

Date of Death

February 13, 2021

Mayra Veronica Medina, Santa Barbara native, 41, passed away at home peacefully in the presence of loved ones in the early hours of February 13, 2021. For roughly the past 5 years she battled many daunting ups and downs after being diagnosed with Lupus. Rest in Peace Mayra for your pain and suffering is over.  In the days following her passing, the feeling that she had been betrayed by the universe has lingered.  As if she was robbed of a full life and unable to see all of her dreams come to fruition. But as the days have passed, memories flood and the insight from other people who were touched by Mayra began to form a bigger picture of who she was and what her life meant to her. The picture showed one of her biggest dreams fulfilled for many years: her dream of having a family. To create and be a part of a family where she found meaning, was accepted, and ultimately loved. At eighteen she was love struck and at twenty-three was married. Not too long after, through another unfortunate passing, the universe tasked her with raising a child. She raised and accepted her as her own and saw it no other way.  Mayra was proud to have the family she had helped create and in her adult years this family was the center of her universe.  There are a select few who were privy to more of who Mayra was.  Among the titles of mother and wife, she was also a friend, a daycare owner, a daughter, a sibling to five, and an aunt to ten  who was always up for fun and often the loudest in the group (at times the wildest). Looking prim and proper was a must. Pretty outfits, perfect nails, signature watches and that captivating smile. Mayra was mischievous at times, and she knew it, but she enjoyed life and was one who always saw the more cheerful side of things; a mixed bag of emotions, ideas, actions, and behaviors.  I sifted through so many memories and thoughts about Mayra to ensure that this brief tribute held meaning, hoping that in these few minutes of your attention you might understand who Mayra was.  Yet, I can only speak to who Mayra was to me.  She had many different relationships with those blessed to have known her and it is in the details of those relationships that sum-up who Mayra was to each and everyone of us.  For myself, she was my sister, my best friend, and the person who always told me she loved me. I hear her voice every time I speak.  I’ll remember her as the little girl I played barbies with and the woman who always hustled to make her dreams come true. I love you Mayra and I hope you’re at peace. Until we meet again.
Services to be held on March 17, 2021 at 11 a.m Central / 9 a.m Pacific
Holy Family of Nazareth
2323 Cheyenne St.
Irving, Tx 75062


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