Tony and Lisa Vasquez were high school sweethearts. Last week, within hours of each other, the two died from Covid-19.
Tony, 56, and Lisa, 53, both grew up in Arizona. They met in high school, where both were very active — participating in marching band and running track. Afterward, Tony enlisted in the Navy, serving six years total, and Lisa attended Mesa Community College. In 1999, they tied the knot, and eventually gave birth to daughter Brisa, now 17.
The two were actively involved in Brisa’s life — most notably through her swim team at Chandler High School. Tony served as president of the team’s booster club, and Lisa helped out behind-the-scenes.
The couple were both diagnosed with Covid-19 in November. They died on the evening of December 2 and 3, respectively.
Tony and Lisa are just two of the over 7,000 Arizonans who have died from Covid-19, which has also taken almost 300,000 people across the U.S.