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January 27, 2023
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Lisa and Tony Vasquez with their daughter, Brisa, center. Lisa and Tony died last week from Covid-19.
Lisa and Tony Vasquez with their daughter, Brisa, center. Lisa and Tony died last week from Covid-19. Melanie Kelly

Tony and Lisa Vasquez were high school sweethearts. Last week, within hours of each other, they died from Covid-19.

Tony and Lisa grew up in Superior, Arizona, according to the funeral pamphlet obtained by CNN. 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 later gave birth to daughter Brisa, now 17.

Tony and Lisa are just two of the more than 7,000 Arizonans who have died from Covid-19, which has also taken almost 300,000 lives across the US. As the virus has continued to worsen in recent months, many states, including Arizona, have seen a record number of confirmed cases.

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