Photography

Joshua Mares

January 20, 2002 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 19)

Obituary

Born January 20, 2002, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Josh was the son of Maria Chairez and Alvino Mares. Growing up in and attending schools in Glenpool and Bixby, Josh was a 2020 graduate of Bixby High School. His favorite activities included playing video games, driving gas powered remote-controlled cars, and watching boxing. Playing or watching soccer were also things that brought Josh joy - his favorite soccer team being Real Madrid and his hero was soccer player, Christiano Ronaldo.

Josh could be shy, if he didn’t know you well, but quickly became the life of the party. It seems that from an early age, Josh was a bit sensitive and “He did not enjoy hearing the word, No,” said his mother. Once Josh was well-acquainted with you, he could be described as adventurous, goofy, and easy-going. This could be seen as he went right along with most of his girlfriend’s, Lilyan, schemes! Now Josh’s sister, Ollie, described him as a little cranky – especially if one began messing with his extensive, well-organized shoe collection.

Having a great fear of heights, Josh was ironically employed as a scaffolder. He seemed to have a way of overcoming his fears. However, his plans for the future included a venture in horticulture.

Josh, his mother, and his sister enjoyed many trips to Mexico to see grandparents, cousins, and other relatives. His heritage certainly played a part in his enjoying to eat enchiladas, tamales, chile rellenos, and tacos al pastor. It was at Lilyan’s house where he formed a love of her mom’s sweet tea!

It was too sudden that Josh was taken from this earth. His family and friends will greatly miss him and will be looking forward to a day when they can be reunited in Heaven. Josh passed from this life on November 10, 2021. He was 19.

He is survived by his mother, Maria Chairez; sister, Ollie Mares; two nephews, whom will miss their Uncle Josh a lot!: Ismael and Zultan Lopez; maternal grandmother, Juana Soto; his girlfriend, Lilyan Alvarado and family along with his best friends: Demetrius Bernal and Jerry Quiroz.


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Nacido el 20 de enero de 2002 en Tulsa, Oklahoma, Josh era hijo de Maria Chairez y Alvino Mares. Al crecer y asistir a escuelas en Glenpool y Bixby, Josh se graduó en 2020 de Bixby High School. Sus actividades favoritas incluían jugar videojuegos, conducir autos a gasolina a control remoto y ver boxeo. Jugar o ver fútbol también fueron cosas que le dieron alegría a Josh: su equipo de fútbol favorito era el Real Madrid y su héroe era el jugador de fútbol, ​​Christiano Ronaldo.

Josh podría ser tímido, si no te conocia bien. Parece que desde pequeño, Josh era un poco sensible y “no le gustaba escuchar la palabra, no”, dijo su madre. Una vez que Josh te conoció bien, podría describirse como aventurero, chistoso y tranquilo. ¡Esto se podía ver mientras seguía con la mayoría de los planes de su novia, Lilyan! Ahora, la hermana de Josh, Ollie, lo describió como un poco enojon, especialmente si uno comenzaba a tocar con su extensa y bien organizada colección de zapatos.

Como tenía un gran miedo a las alturas, Josh fue empleado irónicamente como scaffolding. Parecía tener una forma de superar sus miedos. Sin embargo, sus planes para el futuro incluían una empresa en horticultura.

Josh, su madre y su hermana disfrutaron de muchos viajes a México para ver a sus abuelos, primos y otros parientes. Su comida favorita eran enchiladas, tamales, chiles rellenos y tacos al pastor. ¡Fue en la casa de Lilyan donde se enamoró del té dulce de su madre!

Fue demasiado repentino que Josh fuera sacado de esta tierra. Su familia y amigos lo extrañarán mucho y esperarán el día en que puedan reunirse en el cielo. Josh dejó esta vida el 10 de noviembre de 2021. Tenía 19 años.

Le sobreviven su madre, María Chairez; hermana, Ollie Mares; dos sobrinos, ¡que lo extrañaran mucho a su tío Josh !: Ismael y Zultan Lopez; abuela materna, Juana Soto; su novia, Lilyan Alvarado y su familia junto con sus mejores amigos: Demetrius Bernal y Jerry Quiroz.

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Services

Memorial
Saturday
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Crossroads Fellowship
100 W Dawes Ave
Bixby, OK 74008

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 20, 2021

5:00 PM
Celebration of Life
16120 S. 33rd W. Ave.
Kiefer, OK 74041

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