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Karina Peña Ditto

September 26, 1972 - March 14, 2011
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Karina Peña Benitez was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 26, 1972, but she grew up with her four siblings in La Paz, Baja California Sur, where she attended high school at Secondario 34. She was working at a book store when she met her husband, David Ditto, and it was love at first sight. Karina moved to National City, CA when she married David on August 7, in 1994. She spoke very little English, but immediately started learning the language very quickly. It was clear from her relationship with her step-daughter, Jessica Ditto, that Karina was cut out to be a great mother. Karina's son, Gabriel, was born in 1996 and her...
Karina Peña Benitez was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 26, 1972, but she grew up with her four siblings in La Paz, Baja California Sur, where she attended high school at Secondario 34. She was working at a book store when she met her husband, David Ditto, and it was love at first sight.

Karina moved to National City, CA when she married David on August 7, in 1994. She spoke very little English, but immediately started learning the language very quickly. It was clear from her relationship with her step-daughter, Jessica Ditto, that Karina was cut out to be a great mother. Karina's son, Gabriel, was born in 1996 and her daughter, Keila, was born four years later.

From the beginning, Karina was an amazing mother, and through countless walks to school, baseball games, dance recitals and school projects, she was always there to support her family.

Karina earned her GED certificate from the San Diego Community College District in 2008, and started working at Kohl's department store in August 2009. When Karina wasn't working, she enjoyed reading, watching movies, gardening, playing games, laughing, and making others laugh.

Karina is survived by her husband, David Patrick Ditto; her son, Gabriel Bradley Ditto; her daughter, Keila Shania Ditto; her stepdaughter, Jessica Ann Ditto; her mother, Silvia Benitez Gonzalez; her father, Gerardo Peña Lopez; her three brothers, Fernando Peña Benitez, Rene Peña Benitez, and Gonzalo Peña Benitez; her sister, Alma Peña Benitez. Karina is also survived by her Fathers-in-Law, James Richard Ditto, and Billy Doughty; her Mothers-in-Law, Patricia Ann Doughty and Sally Ann Ditto; her brother-in-law, Michael Richard Ditto; her sisters-in-law, Mary Margaret Cascio and Tracey Ann Ditto, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.



Karina Peña Benítez nació in la Ciudad de México Distrito Federal el 26 de Septiembre de 1972, pero en La Paz, Baja California Sur es donde creció con sus cuatro hermanos. Ella asistió la escuela Secundaria 34. Karina trabajaba en una librería, y allí conoció su esposo David Ditto y fue amor a primera vista.

Karina se caso con David el 7 de Agosto de 1994 y empezaron a vivir en Nacional City, California. Cuando Karina recién llego a los Estado Unidos hablaba muy poco ingles pero dedico a aprenderlo de inmediato. Desde el principio se sabia que Karina era una gran madre, primero por la hermosa relación que llevo con Jessica Ditto, hija de David, entonces con Gabriel quien nació in 1996 y con su hija Keila quien nació cuarto años después.

Karina fue una madre adorable, ella siempre estuvo presente para apoyar a sus hijos en cada momento: innumerables caminatas a la escuela con ellos, en todos sus juegos de basebol, clases de baile y proyectos de escuela.

Karina siempre lucho para mejorar así misma y apoyar a su familia. Karina fue a la escuela para obtener su certificado de preparatoria aquí en los estados unidos, de lo cual logro certificarse en el 2008 del colegio del distrito de San Diego. En Agosto el 2009 ella empezó a trabajar in la tienda llamada Kohl's. En su tiempo libre Karina disfrutaba de sus pasatiempos; le gustaba leer, ver películas, trabajar en el jardín con la familia, jugar juegos, reír, y también se encargaba de hacer reír a los demás

Karina tuvo una gran vida a lado de su esposo , David Patrick Ditto; su hijo, Gabriel Bradley Ditto; su hija, Keila Shania Ditto; su hijastra, Jessica Ann Ditto; su madre, Silvia Benitez Gonzalez; su padre, Gerardo Peña Lopez; sus tres hermanos, Fernando Peña Benitez, Rene Peña Benitez, y Gonzalo Peña Benitez; su hermana, Alma Peña Benitez. Karina también compartió su vida con su suegro, James Richard Ditto, y Billy Doughty; Su suegra , Patricia Ann Doughty y Sally Ann Ditto; Su cuñado, Michael Richard Ditto; Su cuñadas, Mary Margaret Cascio y Tracey Ann Ditto, Y con sus adorables sobrinas, sobrinos, y primos.


Arrangements under the direction of Glen Abbey Mortuary, Bonita, CA.

"One year since her death. What a tragedy." So Sad

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