Daniel Valencia Vaca, 24 of Moorpark passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in a multi-vehicle collision.
Daniel was born May 18, 1993 in Simi Valley, California, the son of Jesus Vaca and Guadalupe Valencia. He attended Moorpark schools and graduated from Moorpark High School in 2011. Following his graduation, he briefly attended Moorpark College where he studied business and accounting.
Daniel was an adventurous and spontaneous young man who lived for the moment. It was not unusual for him to call friends with a last minute invitation to go out, and asking “Are you down?” He was very enthusiastic and would often use the term “dude.” These expressions became his trademarks and will always invoke great memories for all who knew him. Daniel had an exuberant personality which allowed him to excel in his career at Wells Fargo and more recently at Penny Mac. He was a go-getter and extremely proud of the awards he received from his managers.
Daniel had a zest for life which was endearing and infectious. He enjoyed going to the gym and would often follow up a strenuous workout with a not so healthy meal or Boba. He liked a variety of music and would often break into dance when he would hear his favorite song “La Vaca.” Daniel also enjoyed attending Dodger games and get-togethers with friends. He loved to travel and visited Mexico, New York, and Las Vegas.
Daniel was treasured by many and his departure leaves an indelible mark in the lives of those who loved him.
Daniel is survived by his parents Jesus Vaca and Guadalupe Valencia de Vaca, his brothers Jesus, Fernando, and Gustavo. He also leaves his maternal grandfather, Ramon Valencia and his paternal grandmother, Lucila Ceja de Vaca. He is also survived by his nieces Darla and Cecilia Vaca and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Isaias Vaca and his maternal grandmother Mercedes Valencia.
“His smiling way and pleasant face are a pleasure to recall. He had a kindly word for each and died beloved by all. Someday we hope to meet him. Someday, we know not when, to clasp his hand in the better land, never to part again.”