Marisa was killed in a tragic single car accident on 08/23/11. Marisa was only 17 yrs. old. She was a bright, shining star in our family. Marisa would of been a senior this year. Marisa was an honor roll student, cheerleader, bandmember, artist and involved in everything she could be. Marisa never met a stranger…She treated everyone like they were special…she didnt judge others. Marisa was always there to help her friends and family. Marisa loved life… she woke up every morning singing..her 3 brothers all looked up to her, even though she was the baby of the family. She had no idea how beautiful she was…is.
The night before the accident, Marisa spent the night at her best friends..she was to get up early and pick up another friend to go have their pictures taken for ROTC. Marisa woke up late and was in a hurry to get to her Grandmas house to get her ROTC uniform. Marisa didnt make it to her Grandmas…We are not sure of exactly what happened. Only God knows for sure… Marisa lost control of her little red toyota truck, hit a pole… took out some of the guard rail then landed on its side, down the off ramp..with the truck facing the opposite drection. They say Marisa didnt suffer… that she died instantly. I came upon the accident that morning.. not knowing it was our Marisa and that she didnt make it.
We live in a very small rural area and the out pouring from the community was amazing.. Marisa had no idea how many lives she would touch. I know our family will never be the same… Marisa is loved and missed by so many people. The pain and sadness is so much more than words can ever say… We love you “Our Beautiful Sweet Marisa” May you R.I.P. You will never, ever be forgotten..