Alisha Michelle Canales-McGuire “Punky” passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 24 years old. She was born October 29, 1992 in Mount Vernon, WA to Manuel and Michelle Canales.
She lived in Birdsview with her husband Bradley. Alisha and Brad had just been married in July of 2017 in a beautiful beach ceremony at Deception Pass.
Alisha worked as a CNA at Life Care Center in Sedro Woolley. She worked as a caregiver for a good portion of her adult life because she just loved to take care of people and always wanted to help everyone. She grew up on a farm and started working at age 5. She knew the value of hard work and often returned to the family farm to help out.
Spending time with family was very important to Alisha and she saw and spoke with them often, being sure to always say I love you when saying goodbye. She loved to spend time in the outdoors. Alisha enjoyed doing activities such as camping, floating on the river, snowboarding, hiking, and nature walks.
Alisha is also survived by both parents, Manuel and Michelle Canales; grandmother, Mercedes Canales; her siblings, Amanda, Mannie, Adrianna, and Alegria Canales; her nieces and nephew, Eliana, Amaya, Isaiah, Graycelynn, and Addisynn; parents-in-laws, Richard and Sheri Watson; sister-in-law, Breanna McGuire; brother-in-law, William McGuire; as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, 2 dogs, 3 chickens, 2 lizards, a turtle, and many fish.
Alisha had a strong presence on this earth and she will be greatly missed by many.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.