Vanessa Leigh "Bonnie" Aregullin

May 5, 1980March 11, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family announce her passing. Vanessa Leigh Aregullin was born May 5, 1980, and went to be with the Lord March 11, 2018. She is and will be forever loved and remembered as vibrant and full of life. Her contagious laugh and a beautiful smile were second to none. She earned a B.A. in Communications Studies from Baylor University—Sic 'em Bears as she always said. She was a member of the Baylor Student Ministry Leadership Team, Literary Club, Delta Sigma Pi, and Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society. She held cosmetology and massage therapy licenses and worked at a whole health wellness center while running her own business. Vanessa also gave back to others through the following organizations: Building Bridges support group mentoring grieving children, Soup Kitchen, Austin Capitol Area Food Bank, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Foundation for the Homeless. She never tired of serving others. She is preceded in death by her mother, Alma and her grandfather, Papo White Eagle. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Tissy Adwell, her “babies” nephew, Xander and niece, Grace; her father, Salvador; her most loved grandmother, Mamo Lola Rios; “Father,” Uncle Sam White Eagle, “Mom,” Aunt Helen White Eagle; uncles, Sonny Rios and Silvestre White Eagle, and many other uncles, aunts and cousins. A funeral service in memory of Vanessa will be held Friday, March 16, 2018, at 1PM at the O.T. Jones Auditorium, 700 - 7th Street, Sterling City.


  • Alma Aregullin, Mother
  • Papo White Eagle, Grandfather
  • Tissy Adwell, Sister
  • Xander ~, Nephew
  • Grace ~, Niece
  • Salvador Aregullin, Father
  • Mamo Lola Rios, Grandmother
  • Uncle Sam White Eagle, "Father"
  • Helen White Eagle, "Mom"
  • Sonny Rios, Uncle
  • Silvestre White Eagle, Uncle
  • And many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018

Vanessa Leigh "Bonnie" Aregullin

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Patricia Hubbard

March 19, 2018

I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Vanessa Leigh “Bonnie “ Aregullin. It is painful and distressing when death separates us from the ones we love, especially when their life is cut short. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the “Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” (2Cor 1:3) that one day all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”! (John 5:28&29) What joy it will be to welcome back Bonnie to a beautiful, peaceful earth (Psalms 37:10,11,29) where all pain, sickness and death will be no more! (Rev 21:4) Hold on to all your happy memories and let these, along with all the promises of God, who cannot lie, bring you comfort and peace! I am deeply sorry for your loss!

Victoria Campbell

March 17, 2018

Nicci Hejnar

March 15, 2018

Precious, kind, open hearted, hilarious Vanessa, I can’t believe you are gone! Too soon to our standards, but I’m sure you are happier than we could ever imagine. Praying for your family as they grieve and celebrate Friday. I’m sorry to say I can’t make it to the formal ceremony but will enjoy remembering you with friends soon. Love you, Vanessa.

Candice Puente

March 15, 2018

I wanted to start this off by saying, you were our friend but you will forever be our sister. We met Vanessa in Beginner Spanish Class in 2014 at TCC. From the first moment, we met her, her smile was so heartfelt. We have all been best friends ever since. She became a part of our family. From our endless moments, we hung out, watched movies, and tons of laughter. I hate that my last moment from you was a voicemail/phone call from Sunday. Vanessa, you are our angel and our sister. We wish that we could be there for you on Friday but we cannot. Our condolences to Tissy, her amazing niece, nephew, and family. Whitney and I, miss and love you ever so much. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
- Your best friends, Candice Puente with Whitney Taylor

Stephanie M. Gutierrez

March 15, 2018

The last text you sent me was telling me how good of a Mom I was. I needed to hear that at that moment. Even though we had not seen each other in quite sometime you always had wonderful effect on people. A positive one, a motivating one, a loving one. I will miss you very much. Fly high with the angels my dear friend, love you!

christy cothran

March 14, 2018

I will forever miss you with that wonderful laugh and smile. You were more then my employee at the salon you he came to be like a daughter. You brought me closer to God and got me going to Gateway and the ladies bible study. Thank you for the love you always showed me. Destiny and Rachelle. See you in heaven my beautiful. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers

Helen Mery

March 13, 2018

I remember Vanessa as a beautiful, caring, young woman. She had such a lovely smile and kind soul. She was patient when explaining her beauty products and was always willing to teach by example. She was a true, sincere friend and maintained contact with friends that were no longer living nearby. In today's society, she stood out for her sincerity and honesty. She didn't put up with falsity nor did she pretend to like someone just because of who they were. To have her life cut short is heartbreaking and tragic for all of us that knew her. To say life is unfair and unjust in taking Vanessa isn't enough; her parting has left an enormous void in many hearts and our world will be a sadder place without her in it. May she rest in peace. I know she is in heaven; she was firm in her beliefs and her soul was prepared. Godspeed Vanessa... Your soul is soaring..💖💖