Monica Zuniga Taja

June 27, 1966October 18, 2013
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Monica was born in Fresno, California to Santos Zuniga and Gloria Riojas on June 27, 1966, and passed away at the age of 47 on Friday, October 18, 2013.

Monica worked as a pharmacy technican for 20 years. Monica was the kind of person that considered the needs of others over her own. Her infectious smile and care for other people will be dearly missed by family and friends. She won her first battle with cancer being in remission since 2010.

Monica is survived by her husband, Lawrence F. Taja; three children, Gloria Zuniga, Sonya, and Lorenzo Taja Jr.; one grandchild, Lilyanna Sainz; brother Paul Zuniga and sister Roxanne Dekker.

Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Monday, October 28, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at Sacred Heart Church from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay For LIfe Organization in Fresno, 222 W. Shaw Ste. 201, Fresno, Ca. 93711.


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Recitation of the Rosary Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monica Zuniga Taja

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November 21, 2014

My dear oldest daughter. If you only knew how very much you have been missed since you left this world . Your loving ways, your always open heart. I love you more each day despite your absence from this world. You remain in all our hearts today and forever. Yesterday we took you fresh flowers, because since you left us on October 2013 we have added more angels to Gods Army. Brother Henry, and Brother Vincent are no doubt updating you about how we were all impacted by your leaving us so soon. Your children are struggling a bit but trying to pave their individual roads as we speak. I will stand by them as long as they will let me. We all miss you terribly. Continue to watch over all of us like only you can. Till we meet again . I love you dear. You were always our rock even though I sometimes felt you did not know your real worth. I miss you but know that you are home with our Lord in his forever loving arms. BTW Lily is beautiful and we never cease to remind her of her beautiful grandmother who left this earth sooner than expected. You once said that I would have to love her double ...for you and for me. I love her so much for the both of us. Missing you ...see you on the flipside baby.

Angelia Kwok

October 29, 2013

I met you at CVS. You always had that positive attitude and great energy. Your belief in faith & family was genuine and admirable. RIP.

Anita Rodriguez

October 28, 2013


You fought the big battle and you won our heart with your voice and laughter. May your family and love ones have the strenght and comfort to carry on with their fond memories and love for you....

Diana Gauzin

October 28, 2013

It was wonderful having met Monica at CVS 5 years ago. I never knew I could have connected Monica to her dad and his family until I read her abituary. I had such a great bond with her that I will miss terribly. She always knew when I needed a hug or her telling me "everything is going to be okay" and she would come and hug me and tell me she was praying for me. What she never knew was that our families go back many many years and that I know her dad and his side of the family very well. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. GOD BLESS YOU!

Roxanne Dekker

October 28, 2013

I will miss hearing your laugh, hugging you tight, I will miss our sister time together. You will be missed and forever be in my heart. God bless you on your new journey and know eventhough our family chain has been broken, I await the day the Good Lord will take me and we will again have our sister link in heaven. I love you and I am truly grateful for having you in my life and for being the best sister ever. Love you always your baby sister

October 27, 2013

I knew Monica from Clovis High back in the 80's. I'm so glad that I recognized her at CVS about 2 yrs ago. On that day we agreed to go for lunch soon. We did, & it was nice. We had just recently texted eachother to go to lunch again soon, but never got the chance :(
You will be missed girl.
May God be with your family during this difficult time.
Love You,
Antoinette Wyer

Stacy Manning

October 26, 2013

Monica will be missed tremendously. She always had a beautiful smile and kind words. My prayers are with your family.


October 25, 2013

"It was a blessing to have known and worked with Monica at Longs Drugs. My heart & prayers go out to her family"

Denise Zuniga

October 25, 2013


Your radiant smile and unmistakable laugh brought joy and comfort to many. Your energy was uplifting. Your fortitude and resolve were among the many traits people admired about you. Your commitment to family was undeniable. You were a rock to those you cared for . . . and you were loved dearly.

mike and claudia weber

October 25, 2013

Monica will be missed. Your smile, kindness and positive words were much appreciated. God bless you and your family.