In Loving Memory of Maritza Camuñez Varela

Maritza Camuñez Varela passed away on January 26, 2018. She was 21 years old.

Maritza was born to Maria del Rosario Varela on February 6, 1996 in Chihuahua, Mexico. She married the love of her life, Marissa Lauriane Woodford, on November 21, 2017.

She loved painting, photography, gardening, reading, writing, learning, meditating, listening to and making music, being part of nature, spending time with her wife, her mom, her dog, her family and her friends. She loved to dance, to move and experience the joy of her body, practicing yoga and tai chi, working out and hula-hooping. Her form and her spirit overflowed with grace.

Itza was a magical person, in love with humanity, her wife and soulmate Marissa, her dog Bella, her family, art, music, the earth, the trees and the moon. Even more beautiful inside than out, she touched the souls of everyone who knew her, bringing a glimpse of the Divine asleep in all of us, waiting to be awakened. Her amazing creativity was born of love, a desire to transform herself and the world through art, music, positivity, kindness and truth. Music was life to Itza: it was the voice of her spirit, the way her heart danced.

Everything about her was a work of art. There will never be anyone like her again. She’s not gone: she’s free, and she’s everywhere; her love is a lamp in the darkness to guide our way.

Itza leaves behind countless beings who were blessed to have known her – especially her wife, Marissa; her dog, Bella; her mother, Maria del Rosario Varela; her brothers Azael and Ricardo Camuñez; her friends Crystal Hernandez, Ariana Salazar, and Franz Lazaro; her mother-in-law Alyssa Gonzales; and her brothers-in-law, Jaymes and Isaiah Woodford.

Her wife Marissa would like to thank everyone who has ever been there for Itza during her life, and those who donated to her memorial fund. You are truly appreciated and loved.

Natural Burial Services will be held graveside at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S 26th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Services are under the direction of Return to Nature Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado www.returntonaturecolorado.com