TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Friday was a day full of emotions for Lorena and Michael Arias. In the morning, they attended their daughter's funeral, and in the afternoon, they celebrated her life with the Tucson community.
About two weeks ago, they found their daughter unresponsive at the bottom of their swimming pool. After two days in the intensive care unit at the hospital, she passed away.
Hundreds gathered at her high school -- San Miguel High School -- to celebrate her life. Mariachi music filled the gymnasium where the gathering was, a special moment for everyone close to her.
"Mariachi was her passion," her close friend Jerhaldy Torres said. "To her, it was like her second family, second home."
Her parents say Mariachi music was something special to her.
"When they say you eat, breathe, sleep music, she did," her father said. "It was that important to her."