June 13, 1995 -- Jan.9, 2019
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Eleine Soriano was born June 13, 1995 in Compton to Esmeralda and Bernardo Soriano. In the summer of 2000, the family moved to Shafter in hopes of a fresh start and a new way of life. Eleine attended Shafter High School, where she excelled in academics and was very involved in numerous school activities such as swimming, basketball and art. She also participated in Folklorico dance. As a junior, she was awarded runner up in the Distinguished Young Woman competition and graduated with honors in 2013.
Eleine was a free-minded, kind, loving soul and could achieve anything she set her mind to. She loved the ocean and all things outdoors. She was adventurous and could often be found boogie boarding and kayaking on the waves of San Diego, skydiving or climbing mountains. The sky was the limit, where she now smiles down upon us.
She was blessed with many friends who admired Eleine for her loving spirit; she had a way of bringing out the best in everyone. Eleine loved going out dancing with her friends and hanging with her coworkers after work. Her laugh and beautiful smile were contagious and we were all lucky enough to have the time we had with her here on earth.
Eleine's faith in God was passionate and strong. She avidly read and embraced her Book of Mormon.
The bond Eleine had with her family was indescribable. She had a very special relationship with her parents and four siblings, and her affection toward them showed it. They enjoyed getting together often, exchanging life stories and just laughing.
Eleine is survived by her mother, Esmeralda Diaz; father Bernardo Soriano; grandmother Modesta Gaytan; Tio Cruz Diaz; Tia Gloria Diaz; Jorge Rivera; brother Roberto and wife Erica Soriano; brother Nestor Soriano; brother Bernardo Jr.; Soriano and girlfriend Natalie Pinon; sister Pamela Soriano; Cousins Gustavo Galvan Diaz, Gloria Rubio Diaz, Miguel Rubio Diaz, Cristal Rubio Diaz, Juan Rubio Diaz, David Rubio Diaz, Ellie Rose Hernandez, Anna Soriano and Jessie Gonzalez; and siblings.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Jan. 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2309 9th Place, Wasco, Viewing will be held Saturday, Jan. 19th at Basham & Lara Funeral Care, 343 State Ave., Shafter, from 4 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be Sunday, Jan. 20 at 12 noon at the Shafter Cemetery, 18662 Santa Fe Way.