Jillian Kellie Ujano Tuesday, May 26, 1998 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Jillian Kellie Ujano from Santa Maria CA went to be with her Lord on April 30th.
Jillian was born May 26th 1998, in Santa Maria CA. She lived in the Santa Maria area her whole life until her recent move to the Murrieta/Temecula area to pursue her studies at the Paul Mitchell School of cosmetology. She was a 2016 graduate of Orcutt Academy HS and was always involved in some kind of activity such as sports, community service, choir, or dance.
Since her infancy, she was involved in sports and dance. She was part of many soccer tournaments and earned various awards from Most Improved to MVP. While at OAHS she earned letters in soccer, volleyball and yearbook. She enjoyed community service greatly and served in school groups working with special needs students and with church groups sharing her Christian faith and serving at the homeless shelters. She had great dancing and contortionist skills. Jillian loved to dance as a toddler, shaking and moving to “la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin. Soon she enrolled in dance school where she appeared in various dance recitals throughout the years. While in high school, she made the dance team and performed skillfully at school activities and dance competitions. She had a beautiful voice and was not shy to share her talent. She would sing throughout the day while doing chores or school work. She loved all music from different eras, Jillian stepped out of her comfort zone and joined her home church, South Valley Community Church, worship team where she refined her talent and sang to her Lord with love and passion.
Along with her many talents was her love for fashion and cosmetology. She could make her high heels and bright red lipstick look great with anything. She was recently accepted to the prestigious Paul Mitchell School of cosmetology and after enrolling moved to Murrieta where she excitingly pursued her studies for her career in barbering & cosmetology.
Topping the list of all her talents and passions, was her LOVE for elephants….she loved learning everything about them. Jillian had a magical smile that lit up any room. Her unique "3 dot" birthmarks was just 1 of her many beautiful features.
Jillian is survived by all her parents, mother, Teresa (Lott) and Mark Masangya; her father Alex Ujano; maternal great-grandfather, Jose Rubalcaba; paternal great-grandmother, Anselma Ujano; maternal grandmother, Rebecca Warren; maternal grandfather, Lee Warren; two brothers, Anthony Masangya and wife, Noni, and Martin Ujano; two sisters, Victoria Ujano and Malaysia Masangya; two nephews, Aiden and Felix; godparents, Glen and Juanita Robles and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
Viewing will be held Tuesday May 9th from 5-8pm at Dudley Hoffman Funeral home. Services will be held Wednesday, May 10th at 11:00am at Pacific Christian Center with Burial following at the Santa Maria cemetery. Upon the conclusion of the services, a Celebration reception will be held at South Valley Community Church (SVCC).