Día de Muertos is around the corner. The holiday, celebrated in Mexico and parts of Latin America and the United States, is one of remembrance and community. It’s an opportunity to spend time with the memories of those who came before us. And though death is at the forefront, Día de Muertos is also a celebration of life.
The traditional way of celebrating is by making an ofrenda — an offering that often features a photo of the person being remembered, candles, foods and items specific to them, cempasúchiles (marigolds), papel picado and calaveras (sugar skulls).
Inspired by those found at Grand Park and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery around this time of the year, we've created our own communal digital altar. We asked readers to create their own ofrendas by uploading a photo of a loved one they'd like to remember and sharing a memory or an anecdote about them. We received more than 1,000 submissions.
If you want to build an ofrenda at home, here’s a helpful how-to guide with tips from Día de Muertos altar experts.
Hover over the cards to see the messages submitted by their loved ones.
You were a cherished friend. The virus took you way too soon. Your love, friendship, tenacity, and commitment to social justice remains with all of us who loved you. Hasta la victoria siempre!
- Brenda Pfahnl
Mamita, querida, sé que nunca superaré tu pérdida. Gracias por todo lo que me enseñaste. Por tu nobleza y humildad. Siempre te llevo en mi corazón — y quisiera que estuvieras aquí a mi lado pero sé que donde quieras estás. Me cuidas. Te amo.
- Fatima Guerreto
Her need to bring out dessert the second dinner ended. Her ritual of standing in the driveway waving & yelling "BYE!!!" until we were around the corner. I'll long for all these things and little memories, but mostly I'm thankful.
- Olivia Stafford
San Diego, CA
Entre ellos siempre existió un amor inseparable. Por eso se fueron juntos a 5 días de diferencia uno del otro. Gracias Dios por habérmelos prestado por todo este tiempo. Siempre viven en mis pensamientos y en mi corazón. Me hacen mucha falta.
- Maria Morales
Gracias por tu amor y apoyo papá. Me enseñaste a ser fuerte, trabajadora, y tener compasión a los demás. Gracias a ti mis niños y yo tenemos mejor vida. We miss you so much dad y se que me volveré a reunir contigo.
- Paula Ramirez
Así mira tu hijo a tu nieta.
- Florencia Rojo
Pienso en usted muy seguido y extraño su voz. Como quisiera darle otro abrazo. Me acuerdo de la manera que siempre leía los nombres de las tiendas mientras paseábamos en el carro.
- Carmen Chavez
The fact my grandma wore heels to church even if she had painful corns she did it because my little brother wanted to see my grandma is her low heels at church. A woman who sacrificed so much for her 11 children+husband. Gracias
- Arlene Vargas
Los Angeles, CA.
Our mom was a warm and loving person. She was always looking to help others and she loved cooking. When you talked to her, you felt loved, cherished and understood. Mamá, te extrañamos todos los días. Nos haces mucha falta.
- Cecilia Hierro
Gracias por cuidar de nosotros. Gracias por querernos. Gracias por todo lo que hizo por nuestra familia. La recordamos siempre.
- Andrea Mena
Abuelita, our love transcends time and distance, we are more connected than ever since you went to heaven. I will never be able to thank you enough for the love and care you gave me as a child. Thank you for showing me how to be a "guerrera". I miss and love you so much.
- Dulce Castellanos
Abuelita, le doy gracias a Dios por haberme permitido tenerla en mi vida. Gracias por todo su amor, apoyo y haber sido una persona ejemplar. Usted fue una gran luchadora y anhelo tener su fortaleza. La extraño y quiero mucho!
- Laura Perez
I remember you showing me how to bake cakes and how to be a strong hermosa.
- Akiya Hobson
Abuelita: Pienso en ti muy seguido y extraño tanto tu voz. Como quisiera volver a verte y darte otro abrazo. Gracias por tanto, y por siempre ser un gran pilar en mi vida. Te amo y te extraño. Abue
- Lia Aime
Abuelita linda, Te fuiste al cielo antes de poder volverte a dar un abrazo. Siempre tan fuerte, sonriente y con ojitos pispiretos. ¡Eres única abuelita! Tus recuerdos los conservo con mucho amor. Se te extraña demasiado. Un beso.
- Yolanda Reyes
Thinking of our mother and grandmother Rosa, especially now knowing how much she would have loved her first great granddaughter. We miss you always.
- Andrea Gonzalez
La queremos mucho abuelita. Sabemos que nos sigue cuidando desde el cielo.
- Andrea Mena
De chiquita mi abuelito me llevaba de la mano al parque Edison Trails en Monterey Park y cuando caminábamos yo le apretaba la mano pensando que tenía mucha fuerza. El respondió con más fuerza. La lección: no seas un "big shot".
- Arlene Vargas
They were my safe people. I know that I could go their home and always be welcomed. I always gave them a kiss and hug when I would see them and a hug and kiss goodbye when I left. I have no bad memories of them, just pure amor.
- Victor Vega
Mis abuelos siempre fueron así de unidos y sonrientes hasta el final de sus días: inseparables y trabajadores, humildes pero sabios. Mi abuelo fue el mejor constructor de casas y mi abuela la mejor costurera del mundo. Los amo. ❤️
- Berenice Morales
The Cariño de la Pobreza
- Richard Yañez
Querido "Don Bucho", tanta gente que ayudaba. Todo el tiempo con sonrisa y amable a todos. Gracias por su humor, pasión y amor por las plantas. No podría hacer mi carera sin usted. Le daré una Coca y un delicioso burrito de lengua
- Curt Klebaum
My sister, Susanna Rodriguez, passed in 2015. This past March my bro-in-law, Adán Álvarez, joined her. Their departure left behind a huge void in their two sons, their family & friends. One day we will all be reunited again. Amor Eterno.
- Liliana Sanchez
Adan was the greatest impersonator of famous '80s wrestlers, most notably taking place at a fast food restaurant where "matches" would take place mid-dinner. Always funny, always sweet and always will be missed. Love you, brother.
- Oscar Robledo
Papá, siempre lo recordaremos. Agradezco mucho a Dios por darnos un padre ejemplar. Nunca olvidaré todo el tiempo, la paciencia y sobre todo el cariño que tuvimos de usted durante nuestra niñez y siempre. 🙏🏻
- Leticia Toledo
I think of my brother daily. He was our chispa, had a hunger to thrive, made everyone laugh, lit up every place he went as a kid & a young adult in school, work, made friends right away. Such a kind soul, taken too soon. Love you, nano.
Adrian was my best friend, the best any girl can have! He was funny and wild! You're so missed, especially your laugh! Mr. Raul, his father, gained his wings this year and I'm sure they are together in heaven. Forever in my heart!
- Loretta Pedroza
Remember his blond curls as a 3-year-old.
- Delfina Riley
No te apures.
- Maria Aranda
Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for me. You taught me how to be kind, compassionate, and a good mother. I miss you every day. Love you forever.
- Andrea Hobson
I promised my dad I'd be strong. But how? The greatest man I've known was gone. Then came the outpour of love about how he was such a great man, how he inspired people. I am the beneficiary of all the good he put out to the world.
- Endi Silva
El Paso, TX
We love you and miss you every day. You lived so well- and we deeply wish we had more time with you. Going thru your Los Angels Times photography has been emotional. You left us so much to keep you alive in our souls. We felt you with us at The Hollywood Bowl Dead shows.
- Jennifer Hagman
You were the best guitar player & the most fun partner in crime. Kids ran up to you & cats loved you. Your appreciation of sarcasm & the absurd was second to none! We miss you every day.
- Venus Kitagawa-Stojsic
Buena Park, CA
Miss you Alex! You left us way too soon. We will be making gumbo (with the eggs) on Nov. 2 for you and pineapple upside down cake for your Uncle Kerry. Hope you two are having a good time. Tell my dad we have a cigar for him.
- Christine Apostolina Beirne
Good, honest people who instilled a pride of hard work and treating people the way you'd like to be treated. Also, be a generous host and help others.
- Alfonso Anzures JR
Dad, you are loved and missed so much. Thank you for always being there for our family, for showing us unconditional love everyday! We were so blessed to have had you in our lives and for all the amazing memories, amor eterno
- Debbie Rose
West Los Angeles, CA
La parca sabía demasiado, quiso ir por Alfredo para tenerlo a su lado. Llevó su mochila. Llevó su guitarra. Cargó con todo lo que le gustaba. Estuvó de fiesta porque siempre le cantaba.
- Ruben Cortina
Alfredo, aunque pasen los años tu recuerdo esta siempre presente. Con todo el amor, tu familia.
- Sandra Lopez
A wit on paper and in person. A gentle, elegant and complicated man who to me was above all a loving grandfather. I miss you daily, Abuelito.
- Alfredo LaMont IV
11-12-01 to 01-26-07. No one was ever the same without out you Freddy. Luv, Auntie Irene
- Irene Quiroz
Alice and Ben Hirano returned to Los Angeles following their incarceration in World War II Japanese American prisons. Settling in Boyle Heights, Alice worked as a seamstress and Ben as a gardener and raised two daughters
- Thomas Nakanishi
Los Angeles, CA
I love you mom and dad. I miss you and I celebrate your lives daily. Your LOVE is my guiding light. Your presence is in the flowers, birds and butterflies.
- Christine Pena
For all the ways you watch over me, Gramma Alice, I love you to the moon and back.
- Laurel Capesius
My cousin Alicia was such a smart, strong and courageous woman with a big heart. I miss you so much, "Big Sis." Me enseñaste a soñar en grande y nunca rendirme. Te quiero mucho, prima. 💕
- Vanessa Martínez
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Cherished in our hearts for her love, laughter, and endless support. Stolen from us by COVID-19. Miss you dearly, Mami.
- Ana Monge
I can't believe it's 10 years since you've been gone. You are in my life and my heart every single day. Te quiero mucho, mami.
- Cristy Stiles
I love you. I miss you. Please continue to guide me.
- Gaylon Alcaraz
Mi madre era pobre, humilde, sincera, fuerte, trabajadora, amorosa y temerosa de Dios. Por eso nunca nos faltó ropa, zapatos o comida. Nos llenó de amor, buenos consejos y enseñanzas. Humildemente le debo mi grandeza a mi madre.
- Ernestina Villa
Gone too soon, but was such a crazy, loving soul. No one she met could ever forget her! We'll watch over your boy, just try to get some peace now from this hectic life. We love you, Amber! Long live Amber.
- Acero Fam
My beautiful sister, Paro. Today I saw a hawk in a tree and felt your presence more than ever. Until we meet again, I will sing your praises and thank God I had you as my sis for 54 years. Love you Amparo!
- Leticia Jimenez
You are still loved very much. I feel your presence with us daily. Regardless of the circumstance prior to your death I hope you now understand from a grand perspective and I pray you can now watch us with joy, peace and rest.
- Daniella Padilla
He is part of the reason why you are all enjoying microwave popcorn.
- Miguel Vasconcellos
Andrew, I miss you tremendously. My most cherished memory is speaking to you about cars, Lowriders and tequila shots! We would get mom mad wouldn't we? I miss you tons little brother. Love, your Princess Jessica
- Jessi Ramirez
To my little brother Andrew: I wish you were here to see how much everyone has grown. With each passing day, your memory is still with every single one of us. I'm sure you would be so proud. I miss you so much, little bro.
- Veronica Ureno
Dad you were a loving person who I never fully appreciated until last year when you developed cholangiocarcinoma. Now, I think back on the years with you and I miss you. I still love you dad. May God rest your soul.
- Forest King-Wilds
Thank you for the life lessons you thought us. The love you gave us and the time. For always supporting our wildest dreams and for helping us conocer our dreams. We love you!
- Edith Rodriguez
Te extraño mucho, te recuerdo comiendo con mucho gusto, llendo por tacos en la noche, viendo el fútbol y gritando emocionado, hoy te celebro y te ofrezco una luz, un vaso de agua, tú comida favorita y un te quiero.
- Cassandra Gonzalez
Ciudad de México.
Me gustaría celebrar la vida del hombre que formó mis recuerdos de mi infancia. Contribuyó con sus rimas y ritmos, haciendo que mi infancia pareciera una fiesta navideña todos los días.
- Daniel Aguilar
Kathleen and I were so very blessed to have the best parents two daughters could ever have! You were both always "the wind beneath our wings" and we knew that you loved us unconditionally. Your spirits are forever in our hearts.
- Roxanne Moster
Your wisdom and memory remains fervent, dare I admit thriving in your "children". Some Oban for you tonight, Nanoo.
- Ben Levin
Hi Anne Marie - wish you could be with us today to share this holiday. Hopefully you are in a happy place cooking up your favorite dessert: Summer Pudding! Love, Finbarr and the family.
- Finbarr O'Riordan
I love this picture of you in Ireland. That was a great trip and I wish we could go on more together. We all miss you so very much and think of you daily. Thanks for sending us signs when we need them.
- Beth Preminger
Sending you gratitude, mom, for making us resilient and paving a path towards the arts that we may not have enjoyed without you. Still making things and thinking of you!
- KeKe Cribbs
Good Friend and Brother. Kind, loving soul you are gone from the party way too soon. So many tears the salt burns our eyes. Every day in the garden you will be there with us.
- J P
Daddy, you loved and cared for us so deeply. It's been really hard without you. We miss you. We miss your words of comfort and support and all your wisdom.
- Natasha Henderson
Siempre estaras en nuestros corazones, bendiciones desde el cielo
- Eduardo Banos
My wonderful parents as long as they were on this earth they fostered family, nurtured all of us unconditionally. My mother's positivity and my father's sense of humor is never forgotten. Forever in our hearts. Gonzalez Family.
- Isabel Reyes
Tony, una comunidad entera te recuerda por el amor con que nos organizaste para luchar por la reforma migratoria. Fuiste ejemplo como padre y amigo. Tú de veras sabías lo que es tener un sueño americano. Abrazamos a tu familia.
- Teresa Borden
Cunis, te extrañamos mucho. Que la estés pasando bien en tu última morada de Yurecuaro, Michoacan, como tú querías.
- Lucy Banos
Tijuana, BC, Mexico
I miss my father's selflessness, unlimited generosity, and unmatched kindness. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye and give you one last hug. You leave a great emptiness in my life but your memory will always be with me.
- Marisol Ramos
Forever . . .
- Lisa B
We miss your energy, your empathy, and your bark. We think of you every day.
- Christy S
Thanks for introducing me to photography and giving me the inspiration to never stop creating.
- Hamlet Nalbandyan
To my Grandpa, you are greatly missed by everyone. We miss your great sense of humor, your comfort, and your beautiful stories. Till we meet again nuestro viejo querido
- Lucia Del Toro
Just celebrated your 29th Anniversary in Heaven, We miss you. How I wish you were here with us, to celebrate our children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren, if only they knew your smile and strength. Love you, Daddy.
- Sonya Torres
Committed to my father after he came out, Arturo was my father's last love. When my dad was diagnosed with and died of AIDS in 1986, Arturo became a caretaker and an LGBTQ activist. He loved chisme, travel, and his family and friends.
- Armand Vasquez
Sherman Oaks, CA
Dos grandes ejemplos — nobles, valientes y entregados a la familia. Sus sonrisas contagiaban y sus consejos daban calma. Se extrañan sus risas y regaños. Quisiera tocar sus manos y sentir el calor de sus abrazos.
- Omar Galicia
Thank you for showing me how to document and share our community's stories with care and humanity. 📸
- Steve Saldivar
Te extraño mamá. Más de lo que pudiera imaginar. Cuídanos a todos. Love you! ❤️👯♀️👩👧👦
- Paloma Menéndez
Merida, Yucatán , Mexico
Love you, mom. We miss you so much!
- Lynda Taylor
Nana, I miss you every day! The wedding is so soon. I am excited to gather everyone together and celebrate. I love you.
- Larkin Willis
Bella... you were my very best poodle... you left too soon. You are forever in my heart.
- D Miller
Celebrating our favorite pooch
- Ishobel P
You've been gone just two months, my sweet Bellie Beans. Your sweetness, gentle presence, playfulness, grace, courage and boundless love made me a better human. You are forever my whole heart. I love you, and we will meet again.
- Lori Nolin
Our grandpa was someone who would always make us laugh, no matter what else was going on. Though he is no longer with us, we keep those laughs and memories in our hearts, and are grateful for everything he has provided for us.
- Edgar Perez
True gentlemen and always here for the family. I'm sorry that you had to endure the pain/suffering of Covid and that you couldn't be surrounded by family in your final hours. I hope you know you were loved and will be missed.
- Leticia Jiménez
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, & great grandfather who felt happiest by the ocean where he was reminded of his home state of Sinaloa. Though his absence is painful for his growing family, his love & lessons live on in them.
- Leyva Family
To the best mom she could be for her two daughters. always and forever we are proud of you! Love, Christy and Michelle
- Michelle Moen
Memory: going to Ladera park to practice baseball, and later come home and play Madden. Also, can't forget the basketball games played between Brett Street and 68th.
- Abraham Marquez
Her joy at life and the love of her sons, Dylan and Ian.
- Margot Bach
I miss you every day. I'm grateful to have your loving spirit with me always.
- Jano Kray
Arroyo Grande, CA
My mom was a strong woman. Survived racism, sexism and domestic violence. Raised me and my brother Darrin mostly on her own. She loved L.A. L.A. loved her. It's been 19 years since God brought her home. I still miss you, mom.
- Ivey McClelland
Today we remembered some of the hilarious things you would say. We miss you so much.
- Margaret Bruder
My Mom adored Christmas. She would shop all year for it, no kidding! This is a 60's pic of her, surrounded by a complete mess of excitedly decimated wrapping paper on one of our many Christmas Eves surrounded by family, laughs, love & Grandma's cooking.
- Suzanne Vier
Maestra de tantos niños, la mejor tía del mundo y la mamá de Migue.
- Maria Julia Baldor
My wonderful mom died on June 29, 2021. She was a beautiful soul who didn't get to be here long enough. I still feel her around me all the time. I don't know what I believe about an afterlife but I still feel her.
- Mequet Hribar
My mom truly exemplified what life on earth is about — love, compassion, creativity, education, and helping others. Miss you, mom!!
- Torrey Trust
My father, Bill, was one of the kindest, most patient, most loving people I've ever known. Dad, your grandchildren are growing up to be amazing people. Thank you for helping me be a good father to them.
- Eric Black
Los Angeles, CA
I miss you so much, my Halloween baby. You would have loved the party we just held in your honor. I'll always love you, Blue Eyes, even when my brown eyes are crying.
- Sandy Malloy
My mother, artist of many talents, painter, once made her own loom to weave a rug for the fun of it. Center of love for the whole family. She is gone now and we miss her dearly, but the love is still there. Love you, Mom!
- Kay Shapero
If she were here today I think I would just tell her how much I love her and hug her for a long time.
- Ashley Guerrero
I miss you so much. You came here at such a young age and were one of the "invisible" ones who contributed so much to this city. You deserve to be recognized for it. I wish you only peace. Just peace. Love you!!!
- William Ramirez
My best friend and loyal companion. We miss you so much sweet girl.
- Sarah Meza
For 70 years I had two older brothers. They died this year, within only 4 weeks of each other. It is very sad to lose any sibling, but to lose them both in such a short period of time was unbearable.
- Ruth Donnalley
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Just remembering what a quiet yet solid presence my dad was in the world. He was like a big oak tree that gave shade, shelter and nourishment to anyone who needed it. Missing him and happy to honor him in this space.
- Jesse Hardman
We miss you so much!
- Kirsten Jasna
Remembering my hero. I remember when I begged my dad to let me ride my bike to school. After relentless begging, he agreed. Little did I know then that he followed behind me the whole way in his car, nearly stopping all traffic along the way.
- Lisa Burrola
Brady and I had many adventures together. With Brady, I tried oysters for the first time, went sky diving, had fantastic elaborate meals, and shot targets with many different types of fire arms. But mostly Brady was my confidante.
- Jim Van Rens
San Diego, CA
1925-2021. We miss you Dad, but cherish our fond memories of family vacations to Fallen Leaf Lake and holiday meals with much merriment. We know that you are heaven with your beloved parents and dear sisters Meri and Maggie. Rest in Peace.
- Emily Arms
You were taken too soon. We always remember your heart, your laugh and smile. You made us all laugh all the time. We miss you so much, but will be together again. I love you.
- Kelly Rourke
West Los Angeles
Brian, I miss you so much! You were very kind and thoughtful. You were so creative. It is a tragedy, I couldn't convince you to create artwork. We both love the Latino culture. Through the Alhambra Latino Association, I will fund a scholarship for a Latino artist in your name. "May your light shine on."
- Shirley Tatsuno
We are missing you so much. Your Sweet unconditional Love. Talking with you everyday, saying prayers with You -️ Your delicious home cook meals . Our Family Celebrations and Get-Togethers too. Love You Forever and Always till we meet again.
- Margaret Cortez
Los Angeles, CA.
Dear brother-in-law, you are missed tremendously! Rest in peace.
- Maria Flores
I miss you, Dad, and although 10 months have passed, it feels like no time at all. Thank you for setting an example of the relentless pursuit of excellence and always being a teacher and mentor. And thank you for loving your grandkids so darn much. 💔
- Rachel Barack
Los Angeles, CA
Bryan was a beautiful human being, very smart, very handsome, very strong and not to mention a heart of gold -️ he always wanted to do the right thing. Bryan's life was taken to soon... remembering him really hurts. We love and miss Bryan very very dearly, we love you forever Bryan. Never forgotten, forever in our hearts. You were such a sweet beautiful child. How we miss you. We love you so much, always will. Mi gordo ermoso presioso.
- Bryan Delatorre
Both born on October 25th. My mother Bunny and grandmother Wilma were two amazing, funny, brilliant and beautiful women. Love and miss them along with my Aunt Pussycat.
- Valerie W
City of Angels
I miss my baby. I wish I could have held you. You didn't have to do it alone. You were the best baby I ever had.
- Kittibun Catlin
I hope that you know that your life was our life's best part… You are so loved and missed by so many.
- Kathleen M Chastain
Mom & Dad, Thank you for all the love. The Torres family keeps growing and I wish you could have met all your wonderful great grand kids. We love you always.
- Henry Torres
Los Angeles, CA
You always had a BIG HEART. No matter what life had thrown at you. You always had a smile on your face. Always willing to help others. I love you cousin. We miss you so so much. Your voice, your laugh. You're always in our thoughts, True Blue. 💙
- Nancy Aguilar
To my friend/brother Carlos who taught us that we must give all of ourselves- our talents, creativity, joy — to make this a kinder and better world for all, especially those less lucky than ourselves! Te extrañamos mucho Carlitos!
- Mario Ceballos
How I have missed this epic human being. It is because of him that I started editing videos.
- Yadira Flores
Always in our hearts.
- Christine Jennie Brenda Tamayo
My father was my best friend and missed him so much I love him so much there's not one day that I don't think about him even after 21 years
- Juan Torres
We miss you tio Carlos. I wish you were still here for your kids. You were doing such big things. 7 years already is so hard to believe. I love you and miss you. I always admired how you were such a great dad! I wished you were mine because you were the best! Sending a huge hug up to heaven!
- Valerie Guardado
Mom and Dad, love and miss you daily. You raised five sucessful children.
- Victotia Castro
I miss our talks, your beautiful laugh and how we shared the love of music. Our holidays will never be the same. I wish you could come to me in my dreams to say hi. You were the best sister-in-law and are missed beyond measure!
- Debra Roman
I love you and miss you, mom. I hope and pray you are in eternal peace.
- Evonne Banda
- Patricia Lopez
Fotos de nuestros padres cuando eran novios, 1945 (la de Carmita en México, la de Rubén Darío en La Habana). Su memoria perdura en nosotros y entre nosotros: porque el amor siempre permanece, y renace; y el amor con amor se paga.
- Rubén G. Rumbaut
Miss you, Mom. -️ I will never forget the day you were strong enough to be brought out to the living room in your wheelchair and how when you saw your dad you stood up and did the hula. We burst out laughing. Our brightest light.
- Melissa Hansen
Everything I have I owe to this incredible Woman who, like too many others, raised a Kid a child alone. I miss you Mom. Gracias for all you did with this brat of a Kid. Abrazos.
- Eric Jasso
On December 21, 2021 my mother, Carolina Vigil Martinez would be celebrating her 96th birthday. I can hear her singing in the kitchen, smell her tortillas and watch her as she sat to rest with an open bible on her lap. Love you!
- Lydia Martinez
Mom, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't hear your voice still guiding me in life. You showed me unconditional love, you loved me when I was unloveable. I wish you were here to meet your newest great-granddaughter. Love you.
- Steve Perez
Mom - I miss our conversations and your updates on the weather, your most recent PBS episode and what's going on with the neighbors. I want you to know that your dog is ok. I am doing ok. You are missed. I love you.
- Nancy Glover
My mother, a librarian, passed away due to breast cancer this past March, just as I was writing the final draft of my Ph.D. Dissertation (Media Psychology). My Dissertation is dedicated to her. Descansa en Paz, Mommy.
- Patrick McNabb
Carrie Nell we all love you and miss you so much. You lived your life so authentically that I often feel like I can hear your responses and your commentary. B & A are doing great. Bill is a really good dad.
- Meredith DeBenedetto
I love you, son. Forever in my heart and I miss you every minute of every day. You should be here enjoying and experiencing life. I should too but it's hard without you. You're not forgotten, my loving son
- Maureen West
Para mi Tía-Madre, Así pase 1 año, 5 o 10 años, la memoria de tu risa, de tus lecciones, el aroma de tí jamas lo olvidaré. Espero con la gracia de Dios volverte a ver. No sólo a mí, pero a tus hijos y hermanas nos haces mucha falta. Te amo y te extraño. ❤️
- Melina Carachure
Muito obrigada por estar sempre presente, sempre assobiando, e sempre peonto pra ajudar quem tu amava. Saudades.
- Renata Gheller
Thinking of my brother today. Wishing he's okay with our abuelitos watching down on us. Love and miss you very much.
- David Rodriguez
Love you and will forever remember the beauty you shared: gardening, art, music. Rest in peace.
- Don, Colin & Heather Mahardy
The best father and friend anyone could have. I miss you, Daddy, but you will live in my heart forever!
- Callie Webb
Beloved husband, father, brother and friend. We love and miss you dearly! Thankful for all of the precious memories we've shared. We hold them close to our hearts. We remember you and honor you always. Love you forever! ~Thornton Family
- Teena Thornton
Missing my little snuggle bear. Missing her loud snores and her cozying up to me every day.
- Mercedes Smith
Chris, my love, I will always remember your brilliant mind, sensitivity, and desire to help everyone around you. Thank you for being the most supportive and doting partner. I wish you were still here and I love you infinitely.
- Amanda Villegas
You died a few years after I was born, but you were always there to help look after me. Thank you.
- Russell McAllister
She was the best mom and nana anyone could ask for. She always took care of us and our kids. We will always remember the good times, the good food and the good music. Love you, mom.
- Toni Castillo
I miss you more than the sun missing the moon. You will always hold the most large place in my heart, for you made me feel complete in myself and happy. You showed me I was normal when I felt so lost you kept me grounded. Te amo, CMH.
- Akiya Hobson
My dearest, sweetest, Chris, I love & miss you so much. You were such a creative, wise & beautiful child & I'm so glad you were in my life. I know you are soaring around the universe & I count the days until I can you again. - Mom
- Deborah Murphy
You are still accomplishing great things, your mom has transformed, through you, to someone she really likes.
- Lauren Brown
My day 1 right from the start. My guiding force. My partner in crime. My greatest critic. My biggest supporter. My mast through the storm. My go-to person. My tiny big sister. You're gonna live forever in me. Love you.
- Wina A Indiarto
Our Daddy, a COVID victim lost on Jan. 8. Your gentle soul and beautiful heart is so missed. We miss our talks, laughs and date nights. You will always be the Best Father and Popper. We adore you forever, Daddy. - Your loving children.
- Loretta Pedroza
It has been three years since my sister's death and not a day goes by that our family doesn't think of her. She was such a strong presence. Hermana, ojalá que te gusten las flores que te llevamos cada dos semanas sin faltar.
- Esmeralda Sillas-Aguilar
Claudia was always so full of life and happiness. She loved her family and friends and everyone loved her. We all know you are still taking care of us and we will love you forever.
- Eloisa Rios
Sioux City, Iowa
Truly a naturally kind, handsome, honest and wonderful friend & brother to me.
- Jack Coffey
My grandmother was the most caring, kind, and generous person. She touched the lives of many people, whether it was family, friends, or strangers. I miss you so much, Mama. Love, your apo
- Natie Manalo
San Francisco, CA
Remembering the love that Colin my best friend and fiancé brought to my life and everyone he knew. He was a rare person who led his life with love and appreciation and support of people. He was an avid reader of classic writing, a talented writer and storyteller. He was deeply loved
- Olivia Bangert
Bay Area California
How she loved life
- Stella Lopez
Sweet boy, we love you and miss you so much. Your sister is getting so big. We light a St Miguel candle for you when grandma and grandpa come over. Hope you still laugh as loud and hard as always. We will never ever forget you.
- Ellie Lynch
My grandma Consuelo (a.k.a. Chelina) was the light & laughter in our worlds. She was always giving and made sure everyone was fed. She told the greatest stories and she called everyone of us every day. We miss her mucho.
- Stephanie Guerra
She always loved to make others happy, loved to laugh, made me learn hoola hoop 5 years ago and probably still can do it better than me in her grave just now 💕
- Neb Aleb
A pesar de que me mordiste varias veces, fue bueno tener tu compañía.
- Katerinne Alfaro
Celebrating father's day last year with him. It was the last one we would be able to celebrate with him and we miss him every day.
- Ariella Velez
Thank you sweet old man. You brought us such joy, comfort and laughter. You taught me unconditional love and I will be forever grateful. I hope your spirit has all of the apples, watermelon, Costco rotisserie chicken, love and snuggles your tummy & heart desire
- P & J Holliday
It seems like just yesterday that you left us. I miss your smile, your ability to fix any situation, and ability to love our mom unconditionally. You are forever in my thoughts. You left a huge hole in this family.
- Robin Yuede
You taught me at a very early age that all humans are our brothers and sisters.
- JJ Harris
Loving husband, father, grandfather
- Steve Dailor
Remembering their sense of humor, and summer trips to the OR coast.
- Emily Holm Tobin
Dale was as beautiful in person as she was in spirit. Her love and infectious smile embraced all who were fortunate enough to have met her, and she was graciously giving to all of her neighbors. We were blessed by knowing her.
- Sandy Hubbard
Dad, I miss your incredible intellect, your adherence to ethics, your boundless energy, wit and talent. Your devotion to fairness and standing up for it, even when others wouldn't is your legacy to me. You are with me every day in my mind. I love you.
- Rebecca Adams
Baby Brother … if only my kids could have one day with you. ❤️
- Kris Thompson
My dad always wanted to have the last word and tell a joke. Kind heart. We miss you
- Karrie Hefner
I love you 3,000, my unstoppable force of a dad. I miss you, but I know you're in heaven living your best eternal life❣️ "Si la vida nos sepera, yo te juro y te prometo, que en mi corazón existes como tu sangre en mi cuerpo" 👨👧
- Victoria Rueda
Darrell worked at Disneyland as a scheduler and manager in the custodial and maintenance departments where he made many friends. Devoted husband & father — he loved the Beatles, SNL, UCLA, basketball, and Badger Football.
- Stephanie Mikhail
Happy birthday Dave. You never wanted to get old.
- dani brusius
My darling husband, you are missed more than words could ever convey. You're so much a part of everything we do and say. You would be so proud of Kyle and all the positive changes he's made in his life. We're forever yours.
- Rose Amescua
It's hard to believe it's been almost a year now since you've been gone. We miss you so much, grandpa. Thank you for showing me that you're still around and I will always make sure my kids know about you.
- Kaitlyn Platt
In memory of our father, husband, grandfather and mentor, who showed us the world, explained its history, took us on adventures, and guided us on our chosen paths. We love and miss you.
- Stephen Negus
David and his beloved Dobby enjoying the day in Eureka, CA. David was an amazing musician, writer and photographer. He was funny, kind and beloved.
- Vicki Zeitlin
Dearest mamacita, Always devoted to familia and church. Optimistic and kind to all. Deeply rooted in her faith and garden. As the leaves turn and seasons change your departure is timed to the season. Eternally grateful for your compassion and care for us.
- Anita Fernandez
Decker incurred a "fractious cat" surcharge for biting at our vets. He was a fraidy cat with small cat syndrome who lived under our deck one winter before braving the house interior. We loved him with all his tough cat facade.
- Mike Lee
My beautiful and loving mamá. Remembering you fondly on this Día de Los Muertos. You always knew how to light up a room and bring a smile to my face, and you always will. Love you siempre!
- Xavier Chapa
We miss you and love you.
- Karolina Ramirez
Brooklyn New York
You were a grumpy, old man for most of your life, and left scratches and bite marks on those who dared approach you, but you loved me, and I loved you. Miss you, Kitty.
- M Pierce
We never stopped loving you & will continue to love you each moment of each day our darling daughter, Deva. We miss your laugh, your joy, & your passion for living. Your loss is immeasurable. Vaya con dios, mi amor.
- Linda Overman
Mzzz. Rodriguezzz. I miss you more than you can know. I love you beyond the beyond. Are you playing scrabble up in the heavens?
- Debra J.T. Padilla
Diego came into and left this world with me by his side. Being there to witness the complete cycle of his life, is the greatest honor of mine. Love you for lifetimes, my sweet boy!
- Darice Cadriel
Jamaica Plain, MA
Always in our hearts, forever & always
- Yvonne Camacho
My Auntie Lola passed away on 10/25/2021 at noon in Santa Barbara, Calif. She told me to "keep walking and keep moving" when I saw her last July and we talked about Pastrami sandwiches and good Mexican food. I love you Auntie Lola, you're home.
- Jon Bañuelos
De Italia a Argentina y ahora a seguir tu viaje a lugares mejores
- Maria Julia Baldor
We love this memory from Thanksgiving 2020. You will always be part of our family. From the moment you met in 2016, you were a pack, so it's not surprising you left this world months apart. RIP Domino and Scooter.
- Roberta DePoppe
I would tell him I love him.
- Cynthia Hart
Mommy and Daddy, we all miss you! You left us too soon. Since you've been away, you have a great granddaughter and two beautiful new granddaughter in laws! I thank you for giving us so much.
- Kimberley Boehm
San Diego, CA
Genius, didn't give himself time...
- frank sheffield
San Diego CA
Your loss has been hard for us because we are so far away from you and all our family members in Acatlipa, Morelos. Thank you for all the love and wisdom and care you have given us over the years. We miss you. Rest in peace.
- Altha Cravey Cravey
Our father Don J. Salgado lived a long life despite dying of a terrible illness that he had endured for the last twenty years before his passing in 2020. He was a quiet man that enjoyed watching the LA Dodgers and Muhammad Ali.
- Pat Salgado
Don was my first best friend and hero. He was truly the kindest most forgiving person and he is missed every single day by his siblings, wife, daughters, the Patino family and numerous friends. He died of COVID and wanted his loved ones to get vaccinated.
- Dina Schwalbach
Remembering you today….you left us 4 years ago today! Miss you bunches!
- Pamela Pennington
An uncle who was more like a brother, Donny was a cool guy who loved soft heavy metal, popular TV like "Friends," and being strong support for us all. He lived with a code of honor. And he came in 2nd to a famous wheelchair racer.
- Keli Dailey
Dad was a coach and Mom a school board member and together they shaped hundreds, if not thousands, of lives. It's quite the legacy for two who grew up in East L.A. My sister Lisa and I miss them, but so do many, many others.
- Steve Padilla
In the years after my dad passed away I told my mom this was my favorite photo of him. She responded with, "he was smoking a joint in this picture...". Then I said, " What! No, he wasn't. How do you know?". She said, "... because I was there, stupid, sitting right across from him. We were at a BBQ."
- Irene Quiroz
How many lives did you touch with your tireless advocacy, your patient medical care, your luminous smile? We are so lucky to have walked alongside you, Garon.
- Kate Linthicum
As we near el Dia de los Muertos, my beloved, Kerry, I have you in my heart, as I will always.
- Olga Garay-English
Mt. Washington, LA, CA
Querida Maria Elena, I love you to the end of the Amargosa River and back. I wish I could make you pancakes and pumpkin pie to share with your friends in the afterlife. Viva CUBA my darling.
- Chela Metzger
Mike, we miss you every day and you will be with us always. You made all our lives a grand adventure.
- Linda Bauer
Palm Desert, CA
We love you, Dylan. I hope you and Napoleon are enjoying life up above. Come say hi to us soon.
- Carina & Family
I'll never forget this hike we took together. All the special places you showed me in the park. The trees you and Miles climbed, the "spirit" rock. But most of all the lizards that we patiently waited for—together. Your ability to experience so many small moments through your noticing. MamaB misses you so much Dyl.
- Brooke Chin
Though we lived far apart, thank you for caring about me. You were the best cousin and I miss you more than words can describe. Thank you for your kindness, humor, and love. Thinking of you everyday cousin.
- Abigail Prichett
Lehigh Valley, PA
Ed always treated me like his daughter after we got to know one another. If I sat out a holiday, he made always me a plate and brought it to me. Ed saved lives for years as a firefighter, fixed broken homes, and always had a big spot in his heart for anyone who needed help. He is greatly loved and greatly missed.
- Julie Heath
Ederlen, we remember your love for life, learning, culture, family, and friendships. You consistently showed kindness and strength. You are a true inspiration. You will always hold a special place in our hearts ?
- Nora Casillas
Los Angeles, CA
My dad was the life of the party! He liked nothing more than to host a pool party with a beer in hand and tell stories!
- Kari Davis
Died on January 10, 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was a great uncle who loved his nieces and nephews. He always called them his princess and princes. His mijos and mijas. He is missed very much by his mom, sisters and brother. Every time the clock shows 11:11 we think of him.
- Hector M Ramirez
We miss your sense of humor, love of everyone regardless of their race, gender or ethnicity, your generosity and giving back to our community.
- Scott Knowles
San Francisco, CA
My papá was a great man, a wonderful father, grandfather and business owner with a heart of gold. Love and miss you, papá.
- Crystal Jillson
I love you and miss you.
- Janice Baroway
Thank you for being wonderful and loving parents. We love and miss you!
- Maura Mahon
Just simply, that I miss and love him. I'm sure that he is looking down on us and protecting us.
- Juan Batres
My father was the hardest working person I have ever met. He was caring, loving, and committed to us kids. He always worked and yet still made an effort to take us to family outings every Sunday. He was quiet and shy but he loved us immensely. Thank you dad for giving me 14 amazing years of having you around.
- Silvia Torrez Mendoza
Te extraño demasiado madre. Me haces mucha falta. Que diera yo por sentir tus manos, tus abrazos, escuchar tu voz, tu risa, tus sencillas palabras con las que solucionabas todo. Te recordamos siempre, mom. Cuida de nosotros.
- Daisy Espinoza
Los Angeles, CA
I hope you are well. I love you and miss you every day still. I still sing the songs you sang to me as a child and try to imitate your whistle when I need them. I'm grateful to have known, to have been raised, and loved by you.
- Mark Martinez
Los Angeles, CA
Our mother was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. She loved to read and write poetry. She loved to sing and play Mexican folk songs on her guitar. She had a fascination with butterflies and their exquisite nature. She is our butterfly!
- Elisa Dena
She was the best mother in the whole world. I am very blessed to have had her as my mom. I miss you, mom. I love you.
- Gloria Hill
Her kindness and love.
- Maeve Leung
Mom loved the Día de los Muertos tradition and imagery — she can finally participate! Thinking of you. Love, Jeremy
- Jeremy Walker
You were always a class act and a quiet but solid model of integrity and service. Though you are gone, you are never far from my heart as my mentor and teacher. I miss you and hold up your ideals as ones I strive to uphold.
- Joyce Liu-Countryman
We remember our darling sister with love forever.
- David Richardson
Carmel Valley, CA
She was a woman who loved her family and because of COVID-19 died alone with none of them allowed to visit or be with her. She passed at 102 1/2. She was gentle and kind. She is missed by all.
- Aprille Evans-Wright
Your spirit of adventure that led you to France, Mexico, and all the Canadian provinces, lives on in your children and theirs and theirs…a long life well lived and lovingly remembered.
- Gerald Doersam
Elsie Bastrup 1925 - 2021. An original ticket seller at Disneyland in 1955. Goodnight, Mom
- Barbara Bastrup
Mamá, I miss you and love you. I wish I could have one more conversation with you to share how beautiful your granddaughters are. They are women of great character which must come from you.
- Daniel Armenta
Best Mom and Grandmother anyone could ask for. Very loving and always there for her family! Truly loved and missed.
- Herb Ortiz
Auntie Elvie, you were the glue to our family and taken away from us way too soon. I have fond memories of sleeping over your house and your delicious feast you would always make us. I miss your positive presence in our lives.
- Faye Serafin
To my love, Elvis, I miss and love you more than you could ever know. Our 16 yrs and 8 months together were the best of my life. I love you little man.
- Amelia Vogt
A la mejor bisabuela, nuestra Coco. Todavía pensamos en ti, aunque falleciste en el siglo pasado. Y todavía tenemos tu bastón, el famoso "palo". Te quiero mucho.
- Susan A
Emi was kind, driven, thoughtful, vibrant, and had the biggest heart. Her infectious smile and laugh lit up every room. Above all, she was an amazing mom. We miss you and love you, Emi. We'll see you again on the other side.
- Audrey Arbogast
Tío Emilio, de todo corazón lo quiero y me duele tanto que tuvo que irse tan pronto ... Dios sabe por que hace las cosas y sé que en su lado tiene a toda nuestra familia querida en el cielo ... cuidándonos a todo nosotros que los estrañamos. Que descanse y los vemos algún día otra ves ... 🌻
- Isabel Robles
Emily died when I was very young, so I don't remember much, but I have heard many stories about her being such a loving person, and always wanting to be with me when I was a baby, even when she was at her weakest.
- Lucy RK
I miss you daily and wish you were still here to hear your voice. Miss talking soccer with you a lot.
- Omar Morales