Cristina Lake Manusina

Cristina Lake Manusina, age 28 of Phoenix, Arizona tragically died Monday June 5, 2017 in a car collision on her way home from work. Born December 12, 1988 in Moreno Valley, California, Cristy was the youngest of seven children and as the baby of the family she never lacked for attention and love. In the eyes of her siblings and parents Cristy was still today the baby of the family and shared a special bond with her parents.

From an early age it was easy to see that Cristy was a lover of life as she was pleasantly cheerful and quick to laugh and smile. Cristy’s friendly personality and positive outlook on life made her fun to be around and talk with. She had an infectious laugh and loved music and movies.

Cristy met the love of her life, Joe, while living in Saint George, Utah during her high school years. Together they were raising four beautiful children between ages nine and three. It was in motherhood that Cristy found the most joy, fulfillment and purpose in life. She loved being a mom and was constantly taking video and photos of her kids because she was very proud of each of them.

Cristy was strong in her faith and had a deep and abiding love for her Savior Jesus Christ. She believed that family relationships would last beyond this life. At church she diligently served in the children’s Primary organization.

Cristy was known for her strong work ethic, honesty and integrity. She worked full-time to provide for her family. At work she was a successful verification supervisor for Universal Background Screening Inc.

Cristina Lake Manusina was in every regard a strong, beautiful and talented woman who lived an unselfish life putting the needs of family, friends and acquaintances before her own. If in life we are to learn the value of serving others then Cristy’s life was indeed exemplary. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and associates however it brings a sense of peace and comfort knowing she is at rest in the love of our Lord.

Cristina is survived by her husband, Arioateine (Joe) Manusina; three daughters, Beatriz Mya T., Tumatalili (Lili) T., and Adelina S. Manusina; one son, Avetone T. Samoa Manusina; parents, Richard LeRoy and Beatriz Eugenia Pena Lake; three sisters, Monica Barth, Elizabeth Jackson, Megan Thompson; three brothers, Nathan T. , R. Emerson, and Elliott M. Lake.

A visitation will be held at 9:00 am followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 8706 W Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ.  The family suggests that donations be made to for the Cristina Manusina Family.

17 Comments on “Cristina Lake Manusina

  1. My heart goes out to the entire family. My condolences and continued prayer for strength and comfort as you get through this tough time. May God bless you!

  2. We are very sorry for your loss. She was and is a beautiful person. We love and wish your families the best at this difficult time. Much love the Turley family….

  3. Our thoughts and prayers for these families. May God wrap his arms around you.

  4. Samuel, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Iris, Owen, and Gabriel Elmer

    We are so, so sorry. We love your family and pray for comfort, peace, and many tender mercies to be felt. We mourn with you.

  5. Cristina,

    My heart is broken, and I am very saddened by your tragic car accident, your sudden loss of life at such a young age, and for your whole family, especially your husband and sweet children. You were such a sweet person, and you touched many lives, including my own. You had such a beautiful smile and you were always happy when I saw you. I always enjoyed seeing you with your family at church, because I could see just how much your family meant to you, and the way they loved you by the way they interacted with you. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to know you and help you when you needed help with a brake repair on your vehicle, because I knew that money was tight for you, and it was important to have the repair done quickly. You did very well living your life to the fullest, and doing all you knew you had to do for your family. I know you are in a better place right now, and there you’ll be waiting for your family members to someday return so you can all be together again. You will be missed, Cristina, and I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, my friend, and I will see you again someday

  6. Dear Bea , Roy and family; our hearts go out to you and our prayers are being said for you. May you find comfort in the gospel of love and in the closeness of family. Love from Ernie and Lorna

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our love is always with you.
    Donnalee and Dennis Morettin- Thunder Bay Ontario Canada

  8. Dearest Roy, Bra and Family, Our heartfelt prayer for peace and comfort through this extraordinary time. We know of your faith in the eternal family. We Love You, Don and Cindy

  9. Rest in paradise neicey Pooh. I love and miss you dearly. Make sure you keep an eye on your grandpa up there, cause he’s a wild one you know. 😉Continue to look down on all of us, and those beautiful babies.

  10. My my sincere condolences to the family members…and kids… 🙁

  11. What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful woman. She will be sorely missed. Praying for the Lake and Manusina families.

  12. My heart aches for you all. So sorry for your loss. Even though I know that loss is temporary, it is still immeasurably painful. There is a scripture that my wife shared with me, it is Mosiah 16:8. Love you guys.

  13. Cristina, I will miss you dearly. I will never forget the memories we shared together. You are the most genuine person I have ever met. Hard working and a wonderful mother. My heart aches for your beautiful children and Joe.

  14. Nate and Emerson and the Lake families,

    My heart goes out to everyone in your family. My thoughts are with you and I will pray for the Lord’s comfort and blessings to come your way. I did not know Cristy very well, but I am good friends with Nate and Emerson. I am sure that she was not one second behind the examples of her brothers. Please feel free to reach out to me if there is anything that I can do to help!

    Your Brother,


  15. My heart aches for the family. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful Cristy. I know your hearts and very heavy right now and the pain of losing Cristy is great. However the Joy of welcoming her back in the resurrection will be even greater, for Christ promised, “I Am The Resurrection and The Life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, Will Come To Life.” (John 11:25)

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