Melissa Marie McLaren died peacefully at her Three Rivers home on Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was 42.
Missy was born May 10, 1972, in Los Angeles to Donald and Linda McLaren. She was raised in Alhambra, where she graduated from San Gabriel High School.
She attended Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She was a paralegal for 10 years.
Missy moved from Southern California to Exeter in August 2008. In March 2011, she joined her mother and sister in Three Rivers.
Missy was known as “the girl with the purple hair” in Three Rivers. She loved it here, spending time at the river and in the mountains with friends and her dog, Hunny.
Missy is survived by her mother, Linda McLaren, of Three Rivers; sister Wendy McLaren of Three Rivers; sister Barbara of Arizona; brothers Erik and Donald; sister-in-law Romelyn; niece Lauryn; nephew Justin; and many extended friends and family members.
A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced.