Terresa Mary Padilla, 30 of Whiteriver, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Terresa was born on November 22, 1989, to Albert and Thomascita (Alsenay) Padilla in Showlow, Arizona. She grew up in Flagstaff and Whiteriver and graduated from Alchesay High School.
Terresa was a kind and loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. After high school, Terresa worked seasonally as a camp-crew member for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Wildland Fireland Management. She loved the outdoors, she enjoyed camping, cooking, listening to music, and she loved spending time with her family, including her many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Terresa is gone way too soon and suddenly. Her presence will be forever missed, but it gives the family peace knowing that her soul lives on.
Survivors include her mother, Thomascita Padilla; siblings: Terrance, Joseph, Lucario, and Amren Padilla; maternal grandmother, Sadie Alsenay; aunts Eula Alsenay and Lenora Clawson; and uncle, Ulysses Alsenay.
Terresa was preceded in death by her father, Albert Padilla; maternal aunts Ursula Canyon and Lucinda Morton; maternal grandfather, Thomas Alsenay Jr.; and paternal grandparents Vincent and Edith Padilla.
A private graveside service will be held on June 5, 2020, in Whiteriver, Arizona.
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