Ariana Castaneda

January 24, 2009 - May 31, 2024
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Ariana Castaneda

Ariana Marie Castaneda was born on January 24, 2009 to Jonathan Joseph Castaneda and Reyna Nicole Barrozo in Sacramento California. Ariana passed away unexpectedly May 31, 2024 at the young age of 15.
Ariana just started summer break from Options for Youth Charter School. She was looking forward to turning 16 so she could get her work permit. Her plan was go get a job and move out with her sister one day.
Ariana had a personality larger than life. She was outgoing with a great sense of humor and loved to have fun! All who knew her couldn’t help but love her. But, she also had a quiet and soft side to her. She was kind, thoughtful and loving. Ariana was always willing to help.
Ariana recently became a big sister to a new baby brother. And being Ariana, she didn’t call him by his given name, he became “Bernard”. She loved him and would pick him up to feed him every chance she could. Ariana had a unique and special bond with each of her siblings. Especially with her older sister. The “you’re annoying but I love you” relationship. She loved playing online games with her younger brother and sister.
Ariana held a special place in all of her family and friend’s hearts.
Ariana is survived by her Father Jonathan, Mother Reyna, Sisters Lilliana and Leilani, Brothers Emiliano and Raul, Grandmother Tammy, Grandfather Carlos, Great Grandmothers Mabel and Theresa, Great Grandfather Jackie, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.