April 8, 1983 – January 30, 2013
Audrey Marie Mercado, 29, passed away suddenly January 30, 2013, at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center in Globe.
Audrey was born April 8, 1983, in Tucson, to Leonardo Mercado and Deana Mercado. Except for a few months living in New Mexico, she spent her entire lifetime in Arizona.
She attended Ray Schools and went on to receive her GED and a Medical Office Assistant certification through the JobCorp program in Tucson. She exceeded in her studies there and accomplished much in a short amount of time, with honors. She followed with a job at a neurologist’s office in Tucson before returning to her home town. Most recently she was a popular and dedicated waitress at Maria’s Restaurant in Hayden. She had just started a new job in Globe.
Audrey is survived by her father, Leonardo Mercado, and stepmother, Raven Mercado, of Grass Valley, California; her mother, Deana Mercado of Kearny; a sister, Alise Andrea Mercado of Kearny; three brothers, Aaron Daniel, Moses Antonio and David Quanah, all of Grass Valley, California. She also leaves behind three daughters, Cheyenne Rain Padron and Deaton Amaya Padron, both of Deming, New Mexico, and Jocelyn Isabella Gennicks of Kearny. Also surviving are her nana, Antonia Mercado of San Tan Valley; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her tata, Jacob Mercado; grandparents, Ray and Mary Russell; and an aunt, Belinda Dion.
Audrey will be missed in so many lives. Her smile would lighten a room and her friendships were true. Life was not easy for her at times, but she always had the drive to bounce back and move forward. She will always be remembered by many people for that quality and for the three beautiful girls she has blessed us with.
A Memorial Service will be held at Griffith Mortuary in Kearny on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. Pastor David Wade and David Marbain and Ruth Valdizon will speak on behalf of the family. There will be a pot luck luncheon/Family Blessing Service at the picnic area of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior after the Memorial for any who would like to attend. Attendees to the Arboretum gathering may check in at the Visitor Center and mention that they are a guest of the Mercado gathering and the $9 admission fee will be covered by the family. Please join us as this was one of Audrey’s favorite places to be.