Esperanza Lynn Lagunes Aarstad, our baby, was born the morning of June 18, 2012 in
Sheridan, Wyoming to Julio and Kayla Lagunes-Rivera. Esperanza was a true gift since she was born the day after Father’s Day. Esperanza passed away on Friday
April 26, 2019 surrounded by her, parents, grandparents, sisters and family.
Esperanza loved playing with her sisters, jamming out on the drums and watching
Scooby-Doo. Esperanza’s passions were animals of all kinds, she loved cooking whether
it was following the recipes or just playing with ingredients. Esperanza was always
laughing and playing. Most of the time you could find her snuggling her stuffed cat,
Libby and sucking her thumb.
Esperanza may have only been with us for six short years but in those years she taught
all of us what life was meant to be. Being happy, laughing and smiling was an everyday thing for Esperanza. Not a day will go by that her smile won’t be missed and remembered.
Esperanza  is survived by her parents, Julio Lagunes-Rivera and Kayla Lagunes-
Rivera; her sisters: Esmeralda Lagunes-Aarstad, Sage Dieleman and Serenity Dieleman;
her grandparents: Rowena and John Aarstad, Odilon Lagunes and Rufina Rivera
and much more family.

A public visitation will be held at Champion Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday May 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Wesleyan Church with Pastor Felix officiating. Burial will be held privately with the family after the service. Purple attire would be appreciated to celebrate Esperanza’s memory. Due to limited parking we strongly advice carpooling.

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Sheridan & Johnson County Obituaries