Clarice “Sunshine” DeLeon, 37, of Mosier, Ore., passed away unexpectedly from complications of diabetes on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by her loving family. Sunshine was born Jan. 12, 1977, in The Dalles, Ore., to Nick and Clara (Guzman) DeLeon. Sunshine grew up in the The Dalles area and graduated from The Dalles-Wahtonka High School in 1995.
Sunshine worked as a graphic artist at the “Print-It” shop and in her free time enjoyed making jewelry, knitting, gardening and dancing. She especially loved spending time with her partner of five years, Chris Guerin, and her beloved pet dog, Diesel.
Sunshine is survived by her mother, Clara DeLeon, and stepfather, Diego Leon, of Mosier, Ore.; her partner, Chris Guerin, and pet dog Diesel; her father, Nick (Trinidad) DeLeon; brothers Eugene Perez, of North Bonneville, Wash., Nick (Kelly) DeLeon, of The Dalles, and Derek DeLeon and Cody DeLeon, both of Moxee, Wash.; nephews Rylan and Styles DeLeon and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Sunshine is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Maria Guzman, paternal grandparents, Regino and Petra DeLeon, and aunts Margaret Guzman and Julia DeLeon.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, July 25, at 5 p.m. with a time for food and fellowship immediately to follow at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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