Larisa Michele Bailey, 25, was tragically taken Friday, January 11, 2013. She was born September 15, 1987 in Klamath Falls, Ore.

With contagious laughter, an incredible sense of humor, and a smile that would brighten any room, Larisa loved life. Her passion for horses, playing softball, basketball, band, and her favorite, volleyball could not surpass her Oregon Ducks. She was a 2012 graduate from Klamath Adult Learning Center.

Larisa will be missed by the many who knew her and cherished by those who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shelley P. Bailey, of Medford, Ore.

She is survived by her father, Daniel H. Bailey, of Medford, Ore.; brother, Devon D. Bailey, of Portland, Ore.; and Bailey, Shyla, and the Marshall family of Jackson County. Other survivors include Grandma Dolly; Uncle Rob and Aunt Kathy; along with many cousins.

Larisa is also survived by her biological parent, Nancy Baldwin.

Please join us to celebrate the life of our ray of sunshine Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Talent Friends Church, 50 Talent Ave., Talent, OR 97540.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to CASA of Jackson County, 613 Market St., Medford, OR 97504,