Vail Daily obituary: Jessica Lynn Pereida, 1983-2015 |

Vail Daily obituary: Jessica Lynn Pereida, 1983-2015

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Jessica Lynn Pereida.

Jessie died in a car accident on the afternoon of Saturday, July 18, 2015, less than a mile from her home.

Jessie came into this world on Oct. 21, 1983 in Glenwood Springs. Her parents, Ben and Cindy, proudly brought her home to her older brother Ben. As her family changed, Jessie welcomed her stepfather Mario Marquez into the family. They were then joined by little sister, Carla. Jessie grew up on Pine Street in Minturn, where so many memories were formed with childhood friends, family and neighbors; everything from bike riding, kick the can, hide and seek, mountain climbing, river crossing, birthday parties and more!

Jess had a close circle of friends in her youth and was a member of the graduating class of 2002 from Battle Mountain High School.

Jess soon started a family, and became a mother to Tristan in 2003 and Krissy in 2009. There was nothing that completed Jess more than her kids. They were every breath she took, every smile she flashed. Her love for them is endless, and will remain constant even though she has left this earth.

Jess is survived by her children Tristan and Krissy Fresquez, siblings Ben Pereida (Audra) and family, Carla Marquez and Briella, parents Cindy and Mario Marquez, Ben Pereida (Maria), grandparents Billie Jean and James Lovato, abuelita Maria Socorro Marquez and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her great-grandparents Mary and Eliseo Lovato, Davey and Bill Burnett, grandparents Maria Dolores and Ben Pereida, niece Naelynn Pereida and cousin Sandro Pereida.

Services will be held this Saturday in Minturn. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church on Pine Street, followed by interment at Riverview Cemetery, and then a reception gathering at the Spirit Center.

A benefit account for Tristan and Krissy has been set up at First Bank under the name of Urbano Marquez.

May Jess rest in peace, and all of you who were fortunate enough to have known her, I wish you peace and the grace of God to carry her spirit with you. Live, love and laugh like there’s no tomorrow.

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