Juliana Olivia “Sweet Pea” Marengo, age 19, passed away due to complications of lymphoma at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Saturday, September 17, 2022. She was born the daughter of Sarah Marengo and Jaime Funes.
Juliana was raised in Bridgeport, CT until she was seven years old. She grew up in a small house filled with lots of love. In 2010, Sweet Pea and her family moved back to Polson where she fell in love with the mountains and the vast beauty of Jehovah’s creation.
Juliana graduated with honors from Polson High School in 2020. She studied Wildlife Biology at Montana State University until she was offered a Vet Tech position at Colmey Veterinary Hospital in Livingston, where she was living.
Standing only 5 feet tall, Juliana often compared herself to a Shakespearean quote: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
She is preceded in death by her uncle Joseph.
She is survived by her mother Sarah, her grandmother Cyndie and the love of her life Bo Jessen; as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services for Juliana will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at the Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Road in Polson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to the Mission Valley Animal Shelter.