Edward "Gwen" Araujo Jr.
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EDWARD 'GWEN' ARAUJO, JR. Of Newark entered into rest Thursday, October 3, 2002. Loving son to Sylvia Guerrero of Newark and Edward Araujo of Brawley. Cherished brother to Pearl and Jesus Serrano of CA, Rachel Araujo of Bakersfield, Brandon Guerrero-Bacot of Newark and Michael West of Newark. Beloved grandson to Angel and Helen Araujo of Brawley, Jose and Maria Guerrero of Stockton. Dear step-son to Lawrence West of Texas, John Fuller III of Newark and Nicholas Luna of Union City. Devoted uncle to Arianna and Isabella Serrano and Elixus Samripas. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Born February 24, 1985 in Brawley, California. Age 17. Eddie was a beautiful person both inside and out. He was always the life of the party, making people laugh. Magics in the Makeup By: No Doubt, Gwen Stefani Can you tell I'm faking it? But I want to be myself. A counterfeit disposition can't be good for my health. So many different faces, depending on the different phases. My personality changes, I'm a chameleon. There's more than one dimension, I can fool you and attract attention. Camouflage my nature, let me demonstrate. My makeup's all off, who am I? Magic's in the makeup. Who am I? If you bore me, then I'm comfortable, if you interest me, I'm scared. My attraction paralyzes me, No courage to show my true colors that exist but I want to be the real thing. But if you catch my eye, can't be authentic. The one's I loathe are the one's that know me the best. My makeup's all off. Who am I? The magic's in the makeup, Who am I? The makeup's all off, Who am I? If the the magic's in the makeup, then who am I? Magic's in the makeup, but I want to be the real thing, but the magic's in the makeup, and I want to be the real thing, my makeup's all off, Who am I? A private service will be held. Donations may be sent to Eddie Araujo, Jr. Memorial Fund, San Benito Bank, 300 Pinos Road, Hollister, CA 95023. Fremont Chapel of the Roses F1007 Fremont (510) 797-1900 Your Golden Rule Funeral Home

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November 22, 2002
hey sweetheart i remember like it was yesterday when we would walk home from school from American and just talk about all kinds of crazy stuff and youd always have me crackin up at all the crazy stuff you said. i remember when we all met we all clicked you fit right in with us you were "one of the girls". i truly loved kickin it with you. when i heard what happened i didnt believe it. eddie i love you more then words can say and i know now that your in heaven where you can truly shine like the star you are. i will never forget you i promise you that. i know god will choose the right ending for those who deserve it. they get all they deserve. honey i dream about you all the time whether its just seeing you or talking. well angel take care i love you god bless your mom and your family eddie you are always in my heart forever. i love you "hoochie mama"
vanessa solis
November 1, 2002
On behalf of Life Academy in oakland we send our condolences and sorrow and even though we did not know Eddie, he will be in our prayers and thoughts,we hope that his death sends a message to all.
Crystal Lucero From Life Academy
October 30, 2002
My prayers & condolences to the family.
Jeanette Windhorst
October 29, 2002
All my concents to everyone who feels the sorrow for this great loss especiall to the entire family. My brother was good friends with Eddie they would hang out and I was friends with Pearl back in school days and met Eddie a couple of times. He was so sweet. And will be missed by everyone even those who did not know him personally. I have a lot of respect for Eddie for being strong and being himself. I also work for Wild 949 and our morning show as well as the station itself truly felt the loss of Eddie Gwen. I work along with Victor Zaragoza on the Sunday night oldies and gave out a lot of love to Eddie because that is what he deserves love. Once again sending my condolences, stay strong for Eddie because he would want you to stand up for what he stood up for, himself.
Sandra Pena (Wild 949's, Sunday Night Oldies)
October 28, 2002
Our thoughts and prayers are with you here from the midwest.
Bill Scott
October 27, 2002
Tiffanie and Stephanie Carstens
October 26, 2002
I never knew Gwen or her family, but I have an online friend who lives in the area and told us about her so very untimely and heartbreaking death.

I want to cry from grief that such a thing has happened and from awe at the strong, shining love of the family of Gwen, Eddie, however each of you holds her or him in your heart. I send my respect and condolences.
Cheryl Walker
October 26, 2002
I did not know you, but you touched my heart in a way that very few people can. As a long-time resident of Newark, I can say that what happened to you both angered/and hurt me greatly. I only hope that your suffering will benefit others in the future who experience the same type of unnecessary pain. I hope that the residents of the city of Newark (along with everyone else) will make this a life's lesson and learn not to turn away from hate, but rather speak out against it and put an end to this violence before another innocent life is taken from their beloved family, without so much as a good-bye. So now, I will say Good-Bye to you "Gwen". I will always remember you in my heart and prayers. Your funeral was just the beginning for me. Now's my chance to get to know you, and help put up the fight you never had the chance to win.


Love Always,
Melissa Luce
October 26, 2002
my deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your love one. It brought me to tears when I heard of the way she was stolen from all of your lives. Gwen is absolutely beautiful and and I could imagine the beauty she would radiate being in her presence. I hope you all find peace in your thoughts and prayers and memories of your time with Gwen in your life and continue to keep that close to your hearts.
With our families Love, tears and prayers always.

Davis, Strawder, Walker, Lofton
Family- Fremont,CA
nicole davis
October 25, 2002
Dearest family of Gwen:

We didn't know your sweet baby, but her life has touched our hearts. May she now know peace and the freedom to be who she is. We will never forget her beautiful face - nor will we give up the fight for all of us to live our lives being true to ourselves. I would have liked to have met this beautiful person, and the wonderful family who supported and loved her for who she was.

Peace to you all,
Janet & Sylvia Villanueva
Janet Villanueva
October 25, 2002
Rest in peace, Gwen.
Hugs, Love and Peace to Gwen's wonderful Mom and to all her family and friends.
Jai Noire
October 25, 2002
Rest in peace, sweet soul. Of such are the kingdom of Heaven.
Elise Matthesen
October 25, 2002
Thank you to Gwen, for her courage, which even a person who did not know her can see and feel. And also sympathy and a heartfelt thank you to Gwen's mother, who loves Gwen enough to see that she is being honored and also laid to rest as this young person would have wanted; beautiful, fabulous, and adored, as Gwen. Let no other person ever suffer this way; move in love.
October 25, 2002
Much love to you all.
Caren Ohlson
October 25, 2002
Eventhough, I never met you in person, I can feel your presence in my brother "Latina Turner" May all the Goddesses bless you and keep you company while we mourn your lost. May the Goddess bless your family and keep them safe. All our love.
elsy juarez
October 25, 2002
My condolences to the family and also my thanks for so publicly accepting and loving Eddie for who he was. Doing so provides great comfort to so many and is a tribute to Eddie himself. He was more brave than most will ever be..his only "crime" was seeking to live an authentic life.
Julia Velson
October 25, 2002
Our love is with Eddie and family.
Lydia Adkins
October 25, 2002
For Edward "Gwen" Araujo, Jr.
I don't know you, but I love you. I love the fact that you stood your ground and showed the world who you truly were. Though your life was much too short, I know you have helped other people, both young and old, stand for who they are as well. You made the world a better place by your tragic sacrifice. You will be missed.
October 25, 2002
Our condolences in your time of sorrow and loss of a family member. To lose a child is always difficult. To lose the child through fear by others is crushing.
Denise & Allison Moss-Fritch
October 25, 2002
I love you baby,and while I grieve your death I know your in a better place, my deepest sorrows go out to you Mama(Sylvia)as well as to the family. May god be with you all,to support you through your time of grief, rely on him for strength and he will get us all through this.
Julia Valenzuela
October 25, 2002
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Gwen was a courageous person that lived her truth.Even in her death, she has brought awareness and unity. What a beautiful person you were honored with to have as your child/relative.
Gwen is free to be who she is without prejudice and free from harm. Her spirit lives on forever.
May the spirits surround her and the hands of the creator cradle her soul.
Bless you all,
Jamie Rizzo

"The body is clothing for the spirit, to be discarded when no longer needed."
Jamie Rizzo
October 25, 2002
My Dear Eddie "Gwen",
Hey love we had fun together in Mrs. Rojo's class. You with your Cd player always with kittie and No Doubt. Thats how I knew you by Kittie, with your pink hair that I loved and your makeup better then mine and your slippers on. Your in a better place now where NOONE can ever hurt you again. You are loved by many and missed by so much more. I love you and will miss you.
Lupita Chavez
October 25, 2002
To: Eddie "Gwen" May you rest in peace for now you are free to be who you wanna be. You were a great person although i didnt know you very well. We met when you attended American High School you were a freshman and i was a senior we had keyboarding together and you were the one that kept me going in that class. We sat right next to each other and I truely enjoyed your presence. I remember our talks about you going to the clubs and what not. You will be missed. You didnt deserve this and i will pray for you and your family. Nobody deserves to go through what you had to endure. God Bless you and until we meet again one love Veronica
Veronica C.
October 25, 2002
To the family and friends.......... I am so sorry. Just know now that Gwen is in a better place where she is free to be who she is...... She will always be watching over you all......with her love and kindness that she has always had.
October 24, 2002
Dearest, Eddie "Gwen"
Little Angel from high above, Now you are free to be who you choose to be... Smile down on us and soon you'll see, you are alive now, you are set free, be who you want to be, act how you want to act,wear what you want to wear... In this new life of yours there is no anger, nothing to be afraid for you are in heaven looking over us, I'll pray for you and your family may god bless your BEAUTIFUL SOUL...
Gabby H
October 24, 2002
My sincere condolences to the family of this sweet child who was taken away to early.
God Bless and rest in peace
Teresa Gutierrezt
October 24, 2002
To the Family of Edward "Gwen":

I don't know you but I'm praying for your family that God will comfort you during this difficult time and praying that Edward "Gwen" can finally be the person that he/she so much desired. From what I've seen on TV and read in the newspaper, you should be proud to have had Edward "Gwen" as a part of your family. Edward "Gwen" is free now. I also pray that you will be relieved from all the negativity. May God bless you all.
J Young
October 24, 2002
October 24, 2002
Heart felt condolences to the Guerrero & Araujo famlies. Your dear sweet Edward "Gwen" is now at peace and safe from harm. God Bless all of you. Sandy Angotti
Sandy Angotti
October 24, 2002
I just wanna say i had friends that know eddie and i know him but not real good but he was a nice person and all my heart gose out to the famaiily
shaun Reynolds
October 24, 2002
Rest and be at peace now; no one can ever hurt you again.
October 24, 2002
October 24, 2002
I am so sorry for your family. Even though I didn't know "Gwen" I know he was a very nice person and didn't deserve this kind of end to his life. May he rest in peace.
October 24, 2002
October 24, 2002
Dearest child, Though I did not know you... You will find the peace and acceptance you so deserve in heaven. God Bless you and your family
October 24, 2002
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Fremont Chapel of the Roses
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