Margarita Arista

February 22, 1957June 4, 2019

Margarita Arista was born on February 22, 1957 in Tijuana, Baja California and passed away on June 4, 2019 in San Diego, California.


  • Lorena Cardenas, Hija
  • Carlos Cardenas, Hijo
  • Ruby Cardenas, Hija


20 June


5:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Funeraria del Angel Chula Vista

753 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91910

21 June


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe

1770 Kearney Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113


Margarita Arista

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Richard Arista

June 17, 2019

Tia you left us soon but will never be forgotten. I will miss talking to you when I was driving home from work. I would see you on the freeway on we would be talking while going home .You always told me to be kind and strong and you where so proud of me of the man I have become ,hard working and a good father and partner . You always told me keep working hard nothing is easy but just keep trying as hard as you can . You always treated me as a son .I miss you so much. From know on every time I look up to the sky and see the Brightest star I will know your watching us . You will always be in our hearts. Love you mom always. Richard arista

Janette Aurora De Leon

June 17, 2019

I remember the fun and good times I have always enjoyed with you and your family. So bright, so full of laughter, and love. I'm sorry this happened to you. I cried for you when I found out and I was scared for you and Ruby and your family. I was hopefully even when you told me it was far along. I couldn't wrap my mind or heart around what was happening. I still don't full want to accept it. When I think about going to your house and not find you I can't bear it. That home you made for your children and opened to anyone. You made the most beautiful life for you and your kids and anyone who came around. You will always be missed. Thank you for sharing your home with me. Thank you for all the warming motherly talks you gave me. Thank you for your love. Thank you. I am so grateful to have known you and I know we will see eachother again <3. Be in peace. You are in God's memory and love

Amaris Silva

June 17, 2019

Dear Granma,

It's tu Morenita, thank you for everything you taught me. The days on this Earth different and hard without you, but I know that you are happy with God in Heaven. And I also know that one day we will all be with you. I know that you don't like seeing us sad, but I miss talking to you everyday, hugging you, & laughing with you. I miss you granma. I love you so much. It's really hard right now, but I'm being strong for mom & dad. I'm glad that you are no longer suffering in this life, but I wish you didn't have to leave us so abruptly. I pray that you're watching over us, and please take care of Tia Ruby, Uncle Charlie, and my mom, they need you right now. Please let them feel your presence, and let this incident unite us. I remember when I was 6 you showed me a saying that is on the wall of the school next to your house that said "A man is not truly gone until he forgotten", & I want you to know that you will NEVER be forgotten. I love you so much granma, thank you, and may you rest in peace.

Dana Pinard

June 15, 2019

Dear Maggie,
I prayed for a miracle from the moment I heard you were battling cancer until the morning I received the heartbreaking news your battle was over.
Although my prayers were not answered in the way I had hoped, I realize now that there were other miracles that were happening....
Your family came together and showed the strength you always demonstrated and there was the miracle of extra time. You were here on Carlos and Audrey’s wedding day, one final bittersweet Mother’s Day with Lorena, Carlos and Ruby and with your Mom, birthdays and final visits with your loved ones to say “I love you and goodbye “ before you were taken.
I will remember your beautiful smile and the twinkle in your eyes that expressed so much warmth. I’ll remember how you made me feel like I was part of your family and made me feel welcome at your home and at special family gatherings for birthdays, graduations, baptisms and even holidays.
And your cooking.....Oh, how I’ll remember your cooking! It seems like you were always preparing delicious food (and always with a smile!). What a privilege it was for me to experience the festivity and joy at those celebrations!
You will be missed, but you will be remembered and the memories, though sometimes painful, will be extra special.
For your family, I express my deepest condolences. I know their hearts are broken and I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.
Adios...until we meet again.

Patty Salcedo

June 14, 2019

I’m truly blessed to have been part of your life. Writing this message is bittersweet as it means that your physical body is gone but I find comfort knowing that your essence and soul are all around us soaring up in the heavens free from pain. You planted a nurturing seed in me so many years ago and I thank from the bottom of my heart. I can’t help but to think that you had a part of me being who I am today. Until we meet again aunty, I love you always
Your niece Patty

Lorena Cardenas

June 13, 2019

My Beautiful Sweet Mother & Best Friend, there is not an hour of the day that goes by that I wish I could just pick up the phone & call you. Every day I look at the clock & wait for your calls that I use to receive from you twice a day but my phone no longer rings. All the intimate conversations we use to have & all your words of advice, encouragement, wisdom but overall of love I will forever value and cherish deeply for the rest of my life. I was so blessed to have you to myself for the first 10 years of my life. You gave me so much attention, so much love, you dressed me up like a doll with the clothes you would sew for hours and hours, you would do my ponytails or braid my hair. I remember when you taught me to ride my bike, how to spell my name, when you clapped and gave me a big hug and kiss for taking my first step and so many milestones throughout my entire life. You were a Lioness when it came to protecting me, I was your Lolos, Loren, Mi Vida, Mi Amor. You would always talk to me about God, taught me how to pray & instilled your Catholic faith in me. All I can do is believe in what you taught me, that things happen for a reason & God always has something better and has a perfect plan that we don't always understand. All I know is that I was so blessed to have you Momma and though my heart hurts so deep I know that you did an amazing job raising us by yourself. You were such a strong Woman but like you told me in spanish "Yo ya termine Mija" Yes momma, you are finished with what God sent you to do on this earth and touched so many lives & hearts you will be deeply missed but never forgotten. I will not say goodbye, I will say until then my Sweet Beautiful Mom, Mi Mamacita, Mi Pechocha. The gates of Heaven opened to receive a Special Beautiful Angel and may your soul rest in peace. Thank you God for giving me this beautiful human to be my Mother on this Earth. All Honor and All Glory to you Lord, Hallelujah. I will forever love you Mom your daughter Loren

Guadalupe Licea

June 13, 2019

Querida amiga Margarita este no es un Adiós si no un hasta luego te nos adelantarse y no perdiste la batalla te fuiste con Dios padre ,y siempre te voy a recordar con tu sencillez tu hermosa sonrisa tan sincera amiga yo se k en donde tu estas ya no sufres estas enun mejor lugar tu amiga k no te olvidará Lupita Licea

Liz Salcedo

June 12, 2019

My dearest tia,
How do I even start to say thank you. You took my sister and I under your wing even though you already has your own baby girl. You cared for both of us like if we were a part of you. You gave us care, love and affection any time we were with you. You would brush our hair, teach us how to brush our teeth, involve us when you would cook, bathe us, play with us, and just over all the perfect example of a loving mother. Our memories of you have taught me how to be an incredible mom to my own girls.
As we grew up, we grew apart but kept all the wonderful memories. Thanks to Facebook I was able to reconnect with my beautiful tia and once again see this amazing woman as she was when I was a child. She was funny and loving and always had a smile because she loved life, she loved the people around her. Her friends her mama, her sisters, her brothers, but most of all how she loved her babies ❤️ All of them . Her own children and her grandchildren. You could see it through a screen, and maybe it was because I had had the opportunity to experience this love that my tia gave me and my sister unconditionally. She was a very special woman. Her heart was like no other. When I got to see her for her 60th Birthday party, the hug she gave me and her beautiful loving smile brought me back to when I was a kid. Thank you tia, for instilling such incredible motherly lessons that I will cherish for ever and share with my own family. Thank you for taking care of us when we needed it, thank you for accepting us as one of your own, and most of all thank you for our amazing cousins that you raised on your own. What a prime example of what a strong independent woman you were. I know you are so proud of each and every one of them as we all are. They will carry your legacy and what a legacy that is ❤️
I love you tia and I’ve said this before, May your beautiful soul roam free now so you can be with all the loved ones that need you still 🙏🏼❤️ Love always your niece Liz (aka tufy)

Alicia Cardenas

June 12, 2019

Con que palabras se le puede agradecer a Dios haber puesto a tan hermoso ser humano en mi vida . Siendo yo todavía una niña conocí a una hermosa jovencita que llenaba mis ojos de admiración por su belleza llena de virtudes y talentos y al ir creciendo poco sabía yo que está joven y bella chica se convertiría en un gran ejemplo de mujer que tanto me ayudaría a salir adelante con su ejemplo oh si tantos recuerdos, Dios desborde su infinita misericordia y las campanas del cielo redoblen de júbilo al ver a su ángel regresar a la mansión de su Padre . Descansa en Santa Paz mi guerrera invencible, mi amiga en mi juventud mi protectora mi hermana mi mejor ejemplo de mujer después de mi Madre . Margarita Gracias por haber visitado este mundo Dios padre en su plan perfecto reflejo en tu sonrisa los amaneceres más hermosos y las más bellas puestas del sol . Mi nines está llena de hermosos recuerdos gracias a ti y en mi juventud tu ejemplo me ayudó a regresar al camino correcto. Margarita fue, es y será digno orgullo de haber sido mujer grande entre las grandes. Con su extraordinario ejemplo de incondicional sacrificio de entrega y amor por sus hijos se abrió camino co su esfuerzo siempre honesto se forjó se labró y sobre todo se sostuvo firme , fuerte y entregada a su misión. Extraordinario trabajo como Madre ,Abuela, Hermana , Tia , Amiga y en su tiempo me enorgulleció poder haberle llamado cuñada. Dios ilumine , guíe y proteja de toda adversidad a tu hermosa familia. Con todo respeto a Carlos, Lorena, Ruby y a toda la familia Arista Los acompaño en su duelo. Toquen el cielo en la tierra que su madre sigue sonriendo , cuidándolos y mandándoles su bendición. Una madre es eterna como eterno debe ser su Amor . Tia Alicia Cardenas

Roxanne Lix

June 11, 2019

Maggie was an amazing woman - strong, independent and full of joy. No matter what she had going on she ALWAYS had a smile on her face <3