Darcie Peña: 1989 ~ 2020
Darcie Michelle Peña of Three Rivers passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, after a valiant seven-year battle with cancer.
At Darcie’s request, due to COVID-19, there will be a private, in-person burial service with immediate family members on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Three Rivers Cemetery. The service was streamed on Facebook Live for others who wished to participate. A Celebration of Life in Darcie’s honor will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather. Remembering Darcie Peña
Darcie was born April 16,1989, in Visalia, California, to Edmund and Robin Peña of Three Rivers. She was the loving little sister to Eddie, Chris, and Ashley Peña. Darcie spent all of her life in her beloved hometown of Three Rivers with the exception of college.
In 2007, Darcie graduated from Woodlake High School. She then attended at California State University, Channel Islands, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. During her many years in Three Rivers, Darcie mentored and enriched the lives of countless children as a preschool teacher at River Kids Preschool, paraeducator at Three Rivers Union School and, in her younger years, babysitting children. Remembering Darcie Peña
Darcie was most known and loved for her joyful, positive attitude; her close relationships with her large family and many good friends, being a lover of music, and her love for children, both relatives and non-relatives. We know that her unbreakable spirit will continue to inspire us and others, and we will never forget the laughter and love she brought to all of us. Remembering Darcie Peña
Darcie is survived by her mother and father, Robin and Edmund Peña of Three Rivers; her brothers and their spouses, Eddie and Carmita Peña of Elderwood, and Chris and Kelly Peña of Ventura, Calif.; her sister, Ashley Peña of Three Rivers; her four loving nephews, Eddie, Carlos, River, and Rylan Peña; and niece Marley Peña. She is also survived by countless caring aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, both young and old, who meant so much to her. Remembering Darcie Peña