Brenda Rodriguez

July 15, 1993November 30, 2010

Brenda was born in Yuriria, Mexico to Simon Rodriguez and Angelica (Reyes) Rodriguez of Michoacán, Mexico. She moved with her family to the United States when she was seven and the family has been a member of the Riverbank community for 40 years. Brenda was a student in the 11th grade at Riverbank High School.

Brenda was an active member in the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church of Riverbank as well as a member of the church’s youth group where she enjoyed singing, dancing and performing for many church related functions. She is known for her kind and giving ways, love of music and dance and for the joy in which she lived every day.

Brenda's enthusiasm for life and for people drew others to her. She had plans to complete high school and attend college with hopes of becoming a choreographer. Brenda truly loved music and had her special favorite bands. Her very favorite was the"Cuisillos Band" from Mexico.

Brenda is survived by her parents, siblings Simon Jr., Lupita, Brian, and Johana, her paternal Grandparents Abelino and Eufemia Rodriguez of Riverbank, maternal grandparents and additional family members of Michoacán, Mexico and many additional family members that reside in Riverbank.

A special mass will be held for Brenda and the Rodriguez family at the St. Frances of Rome Church in Riverbank at 7:30 PM Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 - the family invites all to attend. A visitation will be held Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 at Lakewood Funeral Home 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, 209-883-0411 -from 4:00 - 8:00 PM -the family invites all to attend.

A graveside service will be held Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:00AM at Lakewood Memorial Park - the family invites all to attend.

Memorial funds are established at BBVA Compass Bank, 901 N Carpenter Rd # 60A, Modesto - (209) 529-1006 Please make contributions payable to Cynthia Harvey, C/O Brenda Rodriguez. Account number 2527975967.

The Rodriguez family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love, support and assistance they have received during this tragic time.

A Guest book is available to sign at


  • Special Mass Tuesday, December 7, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Brenda Gonzalez

December 11, 2010

Brenda i'm gonna miss you so much i remember last year in chemistry we'd be passing notes and you'd talk to me about your troubles and chismes or when we went to the movies,the mall,cheese and wine you always had me smiling and having a good time i could never be sad around you with that smile and sense of humor in you... I'm never going to forget you the only thing i have of you are my memories the letters you'd write to me and our friendship were a true friend you'll always be my best friend even though your gone but someday ill see you up there(:

Juanita Vigil

December 10, 2010

Brenda you were such a great girl, I'm glad I had the chance to meet you and spend time with you. You made a big difference in peoples lives and we thank you for that. We will miss you at the youth group but we know that you will be there with us but we won't be able to see you......I will see you again someday

Michelle Cuevas

December 9, 2010

even tho i bearly met brenda last year during lip sync i always saw her happy and excted to practice she would always have a samile on her face i really do wish i could of known her a lil more but diosito needed an angle and he picked the right one she will be misssed alot we love you and we miss you brenda you will never never be 4gotten

Alejandra Arana

December 9, 2010

Brenda was a sweet and loving person. I remember her form my high school years when I would tutor the freshmen and sophomore AVID class. I was lucky enough to have her be in my group a few times and it was always laughs and smiles with her. I unfortunately was unable to attend the Mass and Funeral service because of being away to college. She will truly be missed. May she rest in peace.

Andrea Arauza

December 9, 2010

I had Brenda second period, this year. Always with a warm and welcoming smile she would come into class. It will be so sad seeing her seat empty. Many of us will truly miss her; But You'll continue to be in our hearts Brenda. May God bless you & lead you safely to heaven.

Randy & Tina Lopez

December 9, 2010

Our hearts go out to the Rodriguez Family during this difficult time... May your memories of Brenda bring you comfort.

Marisol Pantoja

December 9, 2010

Selene Ruiz

December 9, 2010

i know that she will be missed by many.... she was a great best friend... my best wishes to all her family and friends. she will still be with us in our hearts now and forever.

Laura Manriquez

December 9, 2010

My deepest condolences to the Rodriguez family during this difficult time. Brenda will be greatly missed.

Laura Manriquez

December 9, 2010

I remember when Brenda was a new student at California Avenue School. She was so sweet and kind to everyone, always had a friendly smile. Throughout the years, I would see Brenda walking by the school and saying "Hello Miss Laura" or waving hello. She was an Angel and will be greatly missed. Laura Manriquez (Riverbank, Ca)