Adriana Marie Quintero
Adriana Marie Quintero was born on Wednesday June 27, 1990 in Santa Barbara California at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to her loving parents her mother Dionne Marie Reyes of Santa Barbara California, and father Cesar Hector Quintero of Baja California. Her birth was received with an abundance of excitement and joy. She was a baby born during the Painted Cave Fire of Santa Barbara, a memorable event for our community. She was her maternal grandparent’s first granddaughter and her parents’ first child.
Adriana ascended to heaven on Wednesday January 18, 2023 to live her eternal life in heaven after a battle for a life saving liver transplant. Adriana is survived by her two beautiful boys Gabriel Lopez Jr. aged 14, and Bryant Lopez aged 9, her husband Gabriel Lopez, her loving parents, brothers Josh Anthony Quintero (Natasha) and Santana Quintero, her maternal Grandmother Roseann Reyes, maternal uncle Anthony C. Reyes, nieces Kalia Rose Quintero, Annaliese Elisa Quintero, and cousins Cruz Reyes, Nathan Reyes and countless of extended family members and friends whom she loved, and they too loved her. Adriana is preceded in heaven by her paternal grandfather Anthony W. Reyes, her mother-in-law Patricia Lopez, paternal grandparents Santana Quintero, and Elisa Quintero Olvera, her great grandparents “nana” Barbara Cordero, “tata” Ben Cordero, Rosie Reyes Dominguez, and Anthony Reyes Sr.
Adriana was a devoted mother, loyal wife, exceptional cook, compassionate caregiver, advocate for her family, and a pillar of hope and inspiration to her boys. Her sons were her motivation, and loves of her life. To say that she will be missed is a complete understatement, her absence will live with those she met and touched throughout her life. Throughout her career working at various job placements she created friends and family out of her coworkers and customers whom she bonded with.
Adriana attended local schools where she made countless friends. She was a Cleveland Elementary School, Santa Barbara Jr. High, and Santa Barbara High School Alumni. She was a larger than life personality, her beauty both externally and internally, charisma, and caring nature were just some of her greatest strengths, but her role as a mother was her greatest accomplishment in life. She was a nurturer by nature. Her resilience, humor, and empathy coupled with her compassion made it easy for all to love, respect, and admire her.
She battled tremendously until the end, she hopefully awaited a life saving liver transplant to see her boys become men at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital where staff and providers delivered her end of life care. God had much larger plans for her and heaven couldn’t wait for her light to shine in the heavens above. She will continue to be a guardian angel to all that knew and loved her.
Memorial Services for Adriana will take place on Tuesday January 31, 2023 at 5:00pm a viewing will take place for family, followed by a rosary open to friends, family, and those that loved Adriana at 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel. A Mass will be held in her honor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Barbara California on Wednesday February 1, 2023 at 10:00am followed by a private interment at Calvary Cemetery Santa Barbara, and a reception to follow at a private location for family and friends that wish to join her family.