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Amber Marie Rodriguez

05/16/1992 — 04/22/2024

From West Richland, WA | Born in Sunnyside, WA

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Funeral Service

Fri, May 10, 2024, 12:00 pm
Bethel Church

600 Shockley Rd

Richland WA

Amber Marie Rodriguez

On April 22, 2024, Amber Marie Rodriguez went to rest in the arms of her Heavenly Father. Amber was born in Yakima, Washington on May 16, 1992 and was taken from us three weeks before her 32nd birthday. Amber was the most gentle soul, full of effervescence and spontaneity. She grew up in Sunnyside, Washington, in the backyard wilds of her childhood home running on all fours, hair windblown, and roaring like a lion. Even in adulthood, she never lost her flair for adventure and the purity of her heart. She was beautiful, genuine, kind, and had an infectious laugh that could move mountains. Amber was the queen of movie quotes and had the funniest personality, with a sense of humor everyone loved being around.
Amber had a joy for fitness and sports. She began wrestling in high school, ranking third place at state. She continued her education and athletic ambitions at Yakima Valley Community College, finishing third place at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling national championships, before being given a scholarship to attend Oklahoma City University her sophomore year.
She was a passionate paraeducator at William Wiley Elementary and realtor at Keller Williams Columbia Basin Realty.
Amber is survived by her young sons, Eden and Leon; parents, David Rodriguez, Connie Johnson and spouse Steve; her four sisters, Jennifer Shinkoethe, Halley Newhouse and spouse Devon, Nichole Lozano and spouse Josh, Allison Hoskins and spouse Aj; her nieces and nephews, Blake, Micah, Noel, and Noah.
Above all else in life, Amber loved her sons, Eden and Leon. Her boys were her entire world, the nucleus of her heart, the marrow of her life, the root of her soul. Every step Amber took was for the betterment of her sons with the aspiration for providing them a beautiful future.
The world is a darker place without the radiance of her light shining in it, but the glimmer of her glory shines in the eyes of her children. Rest peacefully and know we will protect your boys for the rest of their days. We love you so much, Amber, and will never fill the chasm left in our hearts. See you again one day, baby boo.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel Church in Richland, WA, at noon on Friday, May 10, 2024.

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  • so many memories. so many things running through my mind. through cords country to get ready for wrestling and then wrestling itself. you even did track with me. i’m honestly at a loss for words. everything just feels so surreal. you’ll be missed and i wish the best for your 2 boys. c/o 2010!!!

    kennedy sarmiento
    May 12, 2024
  • I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Amber personally but her sisters I did. My condolences to Halley and Nichole. May you find peace in your hearts during this time.
    Much love,

    Josefina Chavez
    May 11, 2024
  • I got to know Amber when I was looking for a realtor to sell our rental and my parents home. She was a beautiful person taken too soon. I pray for comfort for all her family and that God be with her boys always.

    Nora Cruz
    May 10, 2024
    Sunnyside WA
  • To Amber’s family,

    I am sorry for the circumstances.


    Jim Hilliard
    May 10, 2024
    Richland, WA
  • Amber was so much more than a coach, she was a comedian, a D.J, and above all a mentor, and friend to so many. I wanted nothing more than to be just like her as a kid. Her laugh was infectious, her smile and personality was beautiful. the world is a dimmer place without her light. She will forever be missed.

    My condolences to her family and especially to her babies. I hope healing and peace surround you until you are reunited.

    May 9, 2024
  • Amber had such an infectious smile and personality. There was not a time I can remember that she was not smiling and joking around. She would quote Family Guy lines to me all the time when we were younger. I was so lucky to have known such a wonderful person. The light you brought to the world will forever be missed. Your boys will be forever protected, with you watching over them. Rest peacefully, beautiful girl. ❤️

    Adriana S.
    May 6, 2024
  • I didn’t know her personally but my son loved having PE with her at Wiley. He said she always played with them and was fun and nice ❤️
    Condolences for the family, prayers for her boys and may she rest in peace🙏🏼🕊️

    May 5, 2024
  • we only had a few classes together but you were unforgettable in thee best way. i remember your laugh and how you were nice to absolutly everyone, constantly joking. may you light up the heavens as you did our lives. my heart goes out to her entire family💜

    Tiffany Spencercer
    May 5, 2024
    Pendleton, Or
  • You were the kindest soul, beautiful inside and out , with a laugh that will never be forgotten. May your radiant light shine on your beautiful babies. You are truly missed . Class of 2010 loves you!

    Malia Villa
    May 4, 2024
    Sunnyside , WA
  • Sending my deepest condolences

    Jacquie Kuri
    May 3, 2024
  • May she rest in peace. I didn’t know her. But a beautiful young woman taken way too early. 🙏

    Gloria Berk
    May 3, 2024
  • Beautiful words for the beautiful Amber. She was one of the best wrestling coaches, mentor, friend anyone could have. My heart hurts for losing such an amazing soul too soon.. you will be forever missed amber. We love you and please rest up knowing your boys are being well taken care of. I wish I can do more but for now will help in anyway I can ♥️

    May 3, 2024
  • I’m sorry for your loss, Connie. My condolences to you and your family.

    Juanita Lopez Orosco
    May 2, 2024
  • Rest in peace, my cousin Amber

    Victor morales
    May 2, 2024
    North Dakota
  • I miss our talks. I miss your company and friendship. I miss you.

    May 2, 2024
    West Richland
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