Daija Fernandez-Gurule 23 a resident of Dixon gained her Angel wings on Friday February 11, 2022. Daija was a very loving, outgoing, caring person who will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Daija made friends easily wherever she went. Daija is preceded in death by many family and friends who include her maternal Grandmother (Nina) JoAnn Martinez, Step Grandfather Modesto (Modie) Martinez Jr., Paternal Grandmother Lillian Padilla, Uncles James Fernandez, Milton and John Sandoval. Daija is survived by her Daughter Danika Gonzales (Dixon), Mother Janice Fernandez (Dixon), Father Clyde Sandoval (Anita) Penasco, Aunt whom raised her Irene Gurule (Dixon), Maternal Grandparents Juan and Aurelia Fernandez (Espanola), Maternal Great Grandmother Ruth Gurule (Dixon), Step Father Herman Pena (Grants), Step Grandparents Walter and Julie Sanchez (Dixon), Brothers David Fernandez (Eileen) (Dixon), Elijah Fernandez (Jaylyn) (Dixon), Conrad Sandoval(Bridgette) (Cerro), and Valentino Moores (Estefanita) Penasco, Nephews Eric, Derrick, Elias, Dylan, and Jessie Fernandez, Aalijah, Xavier, and Rocky Jr, Nieces EliAnna and Naveyah Fernandez, Madelyn Sandoval all who call Daija "Aunty Stinks"
Services for Daija Fernandez-Gurule will begin on Saturday February 26, 2022 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Dixon with the most holy rosary to begin at 10:00 a.m. and a mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. burial will follow at Father Cooper Cemetery in Dixon.
Pallbearers will be David and Elijah Fernandez, Conrad Sandoval, Donald Velarde III, Norman Gurule, and Nino Tony Martinez Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Matthew Martinez, Nina Hannah Lopez, and Mariah Tafoya.
The family of Daija Fernandez-Gurule has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.