Itzel Dennise Escalona
September 28, 1995 ~ March 14, 2013

Itzel Dennise Escalona,our beloved daughter, sister, and friend, returned to the loving arms of her Savior on March 14, 2013.

Born to Juan and Chalia Escalona in Provo, Utah on September 28, 1995, Itzel grew up in Utah County as the middle child of four fun-loving girls. She attended Lone Peak High School and was on the lacrosse and track team; she worked at Good Earth and was a Laurel in the Cedar Hills 15th Ward.

Itzel had a zest for life that was incomparable. She danced to the beat of her own drum and took her free spirit wherever she went, filling the lives of those around her with love, acceptance, and laughter. She's always been known for her generosity. She had a light about her that everyone took notice of; her boisterous laugh and smile could light up a room. Never one to focus just on the outside, she looked for the inner beauty in all things: she knew that the true value of a person came from within. She exemplified that by standing up for others and standing up for what she believed. Itzel was not afraid to tell you how it is, even if you did not want to hear it. She was real and spoke from her heart, truly inspiring and motivating everyone she came in contact with.

Itzel had a natural talent for dancing and enjoyed going to dances with her friends, and was remembered for her outrageously fun dance moves. She had an eye for design and a passion for creativity. She loved doing photo shoots--dressing up and taking pictures was more than just a daily occurrence at our house. She enjoyed shopping--she was a creative stylist with savvy budget skills, often scouring DI for hidden treasures. She loved music and was particularly passionate about local musicians. Her favorite activity, though, was making memories with those she loved.

Itzel battled her cancer until the very end. While looking through her pictures, we discovered an image she had collected that read, "Hang in there, little fighter, things will get brighter." That completely exemplifies her attitude--always bright, cheerful, and positive. Never one to complain, even through her trials, she worried more about others than herself. Her strength and graciousness inspires all of us. Her beautiful essence lives on in our hearts. We love you, our little angel.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Cedar Hills LDS Stake Center Chapel, 3950 West. Cedar Hills Dr, Cedar Hills, Utah 84062. A viewing will be held at 9:00 am that morning prior to the funeral services. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery, 6300 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah 84003.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the account of Itzel Escalona at the Bank of American Fork.

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