OBITUARY

Marina Isabelle Villavicencio

January 9, 1981February 22, 2019
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Marina Isabelle Villavicencio was the first-born child of Isauro and Antonia Villavicencio. She was born on January 9, 1981 in Santa Monica, California. She was a beautiful baby girl and a joy to her parents. Tragically, Marina was taken on the evening of February 21, 2019. Marina was only 38 years old and at the prime of her life. Marina attended St. Catherine of Laboure Catholic School in Redondo Beach, California. She went on to attend and graduate from El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA. After high school she attended Cal State University, Fullerton, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. Marina was confident, self-assured and courageous in her next challenge. Marina attended Western State College of Law where she graduated with her Law Degree on December 2, 2013. In 2017, Marina founded the Villavicencio Law Firm. Marina was a member of the Mexican American Bar Association – Political Action Committee (MABA-PAC), where she served as a Board Member. She was a dedicated warrior in the battlefield of social justice and promoted equality for all. Despite her busy schedule, Marina always made time to serve her local community. She was a Professor for Paralegal Studies at Fullerton College, and a mentor to future law students. In addition, she also coached girls soccer, Marina was very family oriented and was involved in all family activities. She was admired, respected and often loved by her peers, colleagues and almost everyone she came to know. Marina was known for her loyalty and love of family, friends, clients and anyone in need of a friend or just a helping hand. Marina had a life-long passion for soccer and loved playing the sport throughout her life. Marina had an incredible smile that would light up a room. She had a way of captivating people with her smile, charm, and witty sense of humor. Marina always brought comfort, joy, smiles, and laughter to those around her. Marina is survived by her parents Isauro, Antonia, her brother Richard and sisters Bianca and Evelyn.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Marina Isabelle Villavicencio

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Jay Church

March 8, 2019

It is such a joy to know that Marina V is my friend. Your willingness to fight for the underdog is what I admire the most! Thank you for being such a good friend and thanks for trusting me with your dreams.

You will always be my favorite Spark Plug, Firecracker and FREE Bird! Oh yeah, I'm working on the Passive Income. lol

Blanca Carmina Marin

March 7, 2019

I am heartbroken to hear you are gone Marina. I was honored and blessed to have met you and played on our soccer team Ciao Bella Chino Hills League for the last five years ago. You were a great friend, teammate and soccer sister that I had the pleasure to play on the field with and I will miss you mi Preciosa amiga. My deepest sympathies go out to your family Villavicencio. May God give the Villavicencio family the comfort and peace that they seek and may the soul of their beloved Marina rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Carmina Marin

Santiago Duarte

March 7, 2019

Marina was and now will always be a strong, caring, thoughtful progressive advocate worrier, a friend and colleague who loved life and our community, she understood this world and fought to improve it. I ran into her at Central Justice in Santa Ana the day before she died, we shared a moment, made loose plans to get together soon, it made my day. She will be missed by us all.

Lizzete Garcia

March 7, 2019



You leave a great void in everyone's heart. I met you twenty years ago at the age of 19 at CSUF. We instantly hit it off and you always made me look forward to taking classes together. I was eager to have met a friend who was kind, witty, intelligent and fun loving. You opened up your home and gave me a sense of family in the OC while I was away from home. Through the year’s we grew up from our late adolescent years to mature woman. You were so full of life, always eager to learn new things and willing to join me in outings and road trips, whether it was Laughlin, San Fran, or Vegas. You were up for the adventure and ready to create memories. Your laugh was contagious and your smile could brighten up the room like no other. I was so proud of you when you earned your law degree. Your commitment to education, the legal justice system, equality, and advocacy for underrepresented populations was admirable. You had a voice to be heard with purpose and commitment in improving the lives of others. My heart hurts for all of us as we have to make mends that you are no longer with us on earth. To my Villavicencio Parents thank you for creating and blessing us with such a beautiful individual. Your legacy will continue to shine through all of those who you met and touched with your beautiful soul. To my Villavicencio family… your pain is my pain, with much love and respect... Liz

Maria Torres

March 6, 2019

John Iwanaga

March 6, 2019

Marina was one of my closest friends - and a remarkably able person, across so many different dimensions. What will I remember most about her? Certainly her attitude toward life - to this day I have never met anyone who radiated so much joy and optimism from the very core of her being. And the other? Her insight and thoughtfulness - I was always amazed at how quickly she could zero in on the truth of any given situation. I came to value and trust what she had to say like few others in my life. She is an irreplaceable friend and I will miss her. My deepest condolences to her family and all who knew this wonderful person.

Bielka Chiquito

March 6, 2019

My Dear, Sweet Friend Marina 😪 My heart still aches knowing that your loving soul is no longer with us. Thank you for coaching Kylie for 3 seasons, thank you for being a selfless friend, thank you for being that light that always made me shine brighter. Just knowing you has made me a better person. I will remember you always and love you forever.

Joe Daigneault

March 4, 2019

Isabelle was one of the best and brightest I ever worked with. She was actually the first mentee I ever had in human resources and I was so excited that she was interested in the profession. I knew she was something special - so smart and eager to learn. Her smile was infectious and she was like a ray of sunshine in the room. I remember feeling sad when she left the world of retail but I knew she was on to bigger and better things. I remember feeling so happy when I heard she had become a lawyer - it just confirmed the drive and conviction I had seen in her early on. We lost a good one.

Isabelle, you will be so missed. I'm happy you will be at peace with the Lord. My prayers are with you.

My condolences to the Villavicencio Family. Take solace in the fact that your child is with God now.

Michael Feliciani

March 3, 2019

I had the honor of being one of Marina's students. She was such a force, her energy radiated through the room and infused us all. She was always so passionate about our profession. She would be covering a topic or telling us why something was the way it was, and she would be so animated. She had the biggest smile, and would tell a story and make herself laugh, even if we didn't. You could tell she cared about each and every one of us. She pushed us so hard to be the best we could be because she knew we all had amazing potential. We are all better for having known her and having been inspired by her. My condolences to her friends and family. She will truly be missed.

Yolanda Pitts

March 2, 2019

I can never forget her terrific smile and bubbly personality. Met her thru Bianca and Evelyn who were my son James friends. The whole family including Richard are great!. We truly will miss her. Our ❤ are heavy but know she's up with the angels. Love always Yolanda.

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