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FERNANDO AGREDA The spirit of our dearly beloved Fernando Agreda left his tired body March 6, 2017, in Henderson. His powerful spirit fought courageously and successfully for several years against his brain tumor, to the point where he served as a great inspiration to all who knew him and his doctors referred to him as "the walking miracle." Fernando was born Dec. 19, 1978, in Quito, Ecuador, to Wilson Agreda and Linda Agreda (now Linda LoBue). At age eight, he relocated with his mother to the United States and attended primary and secondary school in Baker, California and Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in art with a teaching credential from the University of Puget Sound (UPS) in Tacoma, Wash. At UPS, he forged many close friendships, which lasted for the rest of his life. After graduation, Fernando returned to the Las Vegas area and began his 14-year career in teaching, first at Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School and then at Green Valley High School. He became Chair of the Art Department at Green Valley High, was well-known for his artistic ceramic creations and was loved and respected by his fellow faculty and his many students from both his classes and the freshman girls' basketball team, which he coached. He also served on the Governing Council of the Think Arts! Corps. In 2014, Fernando married his long time sweetheart from UPS, Morgan Gronquist. The two of them enjoyed travels and visits with friends throughout the U.S. as well as in Ecuador and Bora Bora. An avid traveler his entire life, Fernando had friends spread throughout the globe and made visits to Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and several European countries. He is survived by his wife, Morgan; his father, Wilson Agreda; mother and stepfather, Linda and Jim LoBue; mother-in-law, Christie Gronquist, and her husband, George Young; aunt and uncle, Kathy and Rusty Styles; aunt, Alicia Rosario Agreda; aunt and uncle, Lola and Guillermo Agreda; and uncle, Freddy Agreda. Celebration of life will be held in May. A college scholarship fund is being established at Green Valley High School in Fernando's name. For more information visit the Green Valley High School Webstore or contact Catherine Davis at (702) 799-0950 ext. 3235.
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