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Lucy Guerra

October 3, 2007 — May 30, 2023

Marcus and Amy Guerra mourn the loss of their daughter Lucy Leigh Guerra, called "pure joy" by her father and "the best person she ever knew" by her mother. Her loss is also felt by Lucy’s grandparents Dan and Cynthia Guerra, her grandmother Merilyn Anderson, her aunts and uncles Leslie and Fernando Fernandez and Wendy and Marc Gaal, her cousin Samantha Fernandez, and all who stood in her light, including her extended family and friends, classmates, and the community of Bellingham, Washington.

The community has created a fund, , the proceeds of which will support an appropriate and lasting memorial to her that gives back in her name, to be determined by her parents. At this time in lieu of flowers you may donate to this fund, or please just plant a sunflower somewhere in her memory, she would love that.

Lucy was light, there is no way to describe raw light as a sum of achievements, or the path by which her brightness soaked the landscape of our lives. Her radiance invasively found every bit of dark or gray and gently poured over it, pooled in it, soothed. She reflected and amplified every ounce of good from every person she met. She will be so, so deeply missed.

Her family hopes to continue to remember all the ways she was in the world, especially through the views of others. But for now, here is a start of that living description:

In her short time with us, Lucy attended Loving Space Preschool and Kindy, Columbia Elementary, Whatcom Middle School, and was currently in 9th grade at Bellingham High School. She raised money at birthday parties and donated to the Marine Life Center, where she loved the octopus and learning about all marine life. She loved art and created many pieces, from her first scribbles to her current works. She always colored outside the lines, often onto all our clothing, floors, walls, really anywhere. She studied piano for over 10 years, and also explored violin and cello. Lucy danced at several regional dance studios, and was accepted to the pre-professional academy at Ballet Austin in 2021 reaching level 6. She sewed, knitted, and designed a whole collection of clothing for cats at a young age. She loved all animals, from fistfuls of snails to “working” at Fountain Veterinary Clinic as a tag-along assistant on Saturdays. She adored the family dog Kato, put up with the family dog Saga (Saga constantly ate her backpacks), and had two guinea pigs Nicodemus and Pretzel. She also loved summer horse camp and became a competent and intuitive rider. Lucy was a beautiful writer and read her poetry for at least one Sue Boynton poetry event. She spent several years as the Director of Hugs and Smiles at Mount Baker Theatre, a nametag she was proud to wear and act upon. She also participated in shows at BAAY. She was a great cook and baker, her cakes stunned with their elaborate flavors and decorations. The dog enjoyed stealing at least one off the counter. She loved photography, could capture the feeling of a moment and we’re thankful to be able to look through her eyes in pictures she took. She helped as behind-the-scenes photographer for a Rick Steves video shoot and got a photo credit in Travel + Leisure and the Seattle Times. During the pandemic Lucy discovered tennis as a passion and loved the sport at Bellingham Training and Tennis and as a member of the Junior Varsity team at Bellingham High this year. She also loved to beat her mom, dad, and boyfriend when playing at the park. She loved our parks, our natural spaces, the bay, being outdoors, was a new-but-natural skier, and enjoyed many many, walks with her dad. She was an earnest student, and even though she prioritized connections with her friends (even during lectures, I’m sure), she had a 3.875 GPA achieved through a dedication to learn and understand material even when it wasn’t easy.

Lucy would care little about everything above and tell you about herself that she loved her family, her best friend, her boyfriend, our neighbors, the teachers in her life, all her new friends, and would want to add you to Snapchat so she could stay plugged into you at all times. Lucy loved rain, which she called “fresh weather,” so maybe in our next drizzle, know that it is kisses from Lucy.

A celebration of Lucy's life will be held on Sunday, June 25th at 3PM at the Bellingham High School Auditorium. Her family urges anyone she touched to please join in honoring her and sharing with one another the abundant love she showed us all at that time.
You can view the service via livestream by clicking on this link:
Black attire is not required, but ok if that's how you feel. Please dress in whatever way makes you feel the most comfortable to celebrate Lucy.


Hello you sweet, loving friends. If you are joining us to celebrate Lucy on June 25, this is a note about sharing memories. It is not at all required for you to participate in this way, but should you desire to share something with the group that day please let us know before June 22 via the form on this page: Thank you, your support is sooooo appreciated and helpful. With love.

If you are attending from out of town, please note you can fly directly to Bellingham from several hub cities. See them all by scrolling down on this page:

If you are flying into Seattle (90 miles) there is an excellent shuttle as an option:

Please also remember you can fly into Vancouver, BC Canada, which is 45 miles away. Airport code YVR.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lucy Guerra, please visit our flower store.

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