Barrera - Torres, Thyra M. A long time resident of Carson, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2006 in Compton, CA. Thyra was born in Hawaii. She was a member of Clearwater Christian Center. Thyra was a Registered Dental Assistant. Thyra loved jewelry making and her friends she also enjoyed gardening and gambling. Her passions were her family and especially her son Myles. Thyra was a fan of Steel Pulse. Thyra is survived by her Father, Romeo Barrera, Son, Myles Barrera of Carson, CA Sisters, Brandy Barrera and Lanai Caccam both of Carson, CA, Brother, Noah Caccam of Las Vegas, NV, Nephews Noah Caccam Jr. and Isaiah Caccam and Niece, Julianna Caccam. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. with a reception following until 4:00 P.M. inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Brandy Barrera P.O. Box 3472, Torrance, CA 90510-3472

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  1. I want to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and their many friends. I know she will be missed a great deal. Although I have not seen Thyra in many years, my memories are of a beautiful, sweet, funny girl who really lived her life to it’s fullest. Thyra always seemed to have a smile on her face. I am so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. I want to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and their many friends. Although I have not seen Thyra in many years, my memories are of a beautiful, sweet, funny girl who really lived her life to it’s fullest. Thyra always seemed to have a smile on her face. I know she will be missed a great deal. I am so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Steve Doran

  3. Dearest Lanai & Brandy, When I think of the days when your family lived on Amantha it all comes back to me so clearly. Thyra was one of my best friends growing up. I remember so many days and nights spent at your house. Your mom was one of the coolest moms around. She took us to the drive in movies from time to time and i still remember the last movie we saw, I gotta laugh cause it was called “Mandingo” and it really wasn’t the kind of movie we all thought it would be …. Lanai, do you remember when we use to steal your moms Benson & Hedges cigarettes from her carton in the fridge? I dont think she even knew. Or jumping over the back brick wall to buy Marlboros at the Arco on Central? We use to ditch elementary and kick back all day at your house until it was time for your mom to come home then hurry and clean up the house… We were all so young. And when you all moved Thyra and I still hung out. And although after High school we started doing our own thing we still went out once in a while (in her VW bug), or hung out at the beach. Now that was a LONG time ago. I can say we shared some special times together. And the last time I spoke to her was in 1997 she called me and we filled each other in with the “411”. She was so happy to be a mother and it showed in her voice. I will truly miss my friend. She was one of a kind and one of the sweetest persons I have had the pleasure growing up with. And although I havent yet met her little boy Myles I’m sure he will keep her spirit alive. Gina was the one filling me in on what had happened. If you need anything she has my info. I’ve been back to back out of town for work and I’m sorry I missed the memorial services. I sent you flowers, I hope you got them. These are just a few of the many many memories I have of your sister. I will now cherise them and maybe one day share them with her son when he grows up. So you two PLEASE keep in touch.

  4. I was just surfing the nett, when i found all this sad news, love and Condolences. from Roberto Caccam of Norway,Hope u remember me.

  5. Our son Riley and daughter Delaney have become very close friends with Thyra’s son Myles this past year sharing his passion for skateboarding and aggressive skating. We are saddened beyond words at hearing of the loss of his dear mother and aunt. Myles, always know your friends are here for you.

  6. Thyra and Pauline: You were two special friends of ours, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you now and we always will. The CHAVEZ Family Benny, Vanessa, Nadia, Yasmina, and Nicole

  7. To my special friends, I will forever miss you and I’ll never ever forget you. I’ll see you guys in heaven when God calls for me. Theresa Lucero and Family, Fernando Lucero and Baby Ralph Chavez

  8. So sorry to hear about your Mom & Sister. I knew your sister threw Raymond when they were to gether. May God Bless all of you.

  9. My prayers and thoughts to the family. I am very sorry for your loss. Both Pauline & Thyra were wonderful people, may they rest in peace.

  10. I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your mom and sister and grandmother to myles. Im also sorry for the loss that Raymond must be feeling, for Pauline and Thyra were his heart as they are to you Lenai, Brandy, Myles. I wish you strength and Peace thru the darkest hour.

  11. Dear Myles, Brandy, Lanai and Noah: Words cannot express the sorrow we all feel at the loss of Thyra and Pauline. Thyra was like a sister to me and Pauline was my mom away from home. During our teen years Thyra and I were inseparable. I think I spent more time at your house than I did my own. I have many fond memories of our friendship and happy times spent with your family. I will cherish them forever. I am truly blessed to have been a part of Thyra and Pauline’s life and miss them dearly. Their memory will forever live in my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences, the Sadler Family, Jeff, Eydie “Maligmat”, Cameron, Brandon and Dylan.

  12. Dear Myles, Brandy, Lanai, Noah and Family, Our sincerest condolences to your family as well as friends. We will miss Seding and Pauline so very much. We’ve known you for so very long that it is so hard to think of you as friends but as an extension of our family. We used to do everything together when we were little and went back and forth from your house to ours and those are the memories I will cherish forever. Thyra and Leslie were inseperable then and we were all so close. As we grew up I thank god that I always kept in touch with Seding. We will always keep Seding and Pauline deep in our hearts. Love and Prayers, Gina Alabe-Tyau, Davey, Brooke, Daniel and Paul Never lose touch with whom we love, we will never know when the time will come that we will not have the chance to say ‘I Love You my Friend’ ever again.

  13. Dear Lanai, Brandy and family, Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.I have the fondest memories of Thyra and Eydie together all the time when we were growing up. I remember they always wanted to go to parties with me and my friends but were too young to tag along. We had some good times at the river and in Palm springs that I’ll never forget.I pray that God gives you the strength and love to get you through this difficult time.May God Bless you and your family. Love, Rocky Randyl, and Dane

  14. My condolences go out to the family along with my heart. So many good memories I could say I had the pleasure of experienceing, Since the first day I met this great loveing family, they greeted me with open arms and made me feel comfortable. And not many would do such kind gestures. So I say A prayer for Thyra and Paulin, also for family. God Bless your souls and help family in this time of need. AMEN

  15. Brandy, Jose and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope God helps you in keeping strong at this difficult time. Just know there are lots of prayers going your way. Losing 2 family members at once is beyond comprehension and it’s just not fair. God bless you and your family.

  16. Brandy,I’m so sorry please except my condolences. Call if you need anything im here for you if you need anything.(602)920-6684. Thyra you will be in our hearts forever. LOVE, Mary Logan

  17. Brandy, I am so sorry to hear the bad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. if you ever need anything or just want to talk or visit please call me at 480-748-0780.. Love always Eryn and Anthony (son)….

  18. Brandy my deepest simpathy for your lost. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Please call me I miss you 951-970-5540. Love ya, Kathie

  19. Thyra I will miss you so much,I cherish the opportunity to have known you and to have been your friend, rest in peace, till we meet again, I love you…..


  21. Lanai,Myles and Brandy.Iam very sorry for the loss of mother and sister.Myles no words can decribe how my hart goes out to you and your family.Sandra Martinez(PudgY

  22. Our love and prayers go out to your family. I will always remember Thyra’s smile and her love of life. She was beautiful both inside and out.

  23. Myles,Brandy,and Lanai, I’m deeply sorry for your loss.It’s effected me so much,as well as you im sure.But when you think about it, its like a dream that you dont want to come true.They say things in life happen for a reason,yet were not sure of the reasoning to this having happen.We have to work threw what has gone on.I’m always here for anything that you need or want,just let me know. Deepest Sympathy, Nicole P.s. Never think that everything you have is gone when a loved one passes,its only the journey to a new beggining with memories that will last forever.

  24. for as long as i had known her, i seen her as a responsable person as well as caring towards her family. I myself will miss her for the type of person she was and hope for the best for the her sisters. joe

  25. Again, I am very sorry for your family’s loss and I will always remember and miss Thyra. Many years ago we all hung out at the house in Carson and enjoyed good times and great friendship. Then I didn’t see Thyra for at least 10 years – until one day – there she was again. We had mutual friends that played in the band Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, and I started seeing her at various gigs. It was fun and nice seeing her pretty smile again. She had a beautiful soul and a big heart. I pray that I will see you again someday in Heaven. I will miss you. Guy

  26. My condolences and sympathy go out to you and your family.I have so many fondest memories of Thyra. Thyra and Eydie were so inseperable as we were growing up she was just another sister we had in our household. God bless you and your family. Tony and Yolanda(maligmat) Guerrero

  27. Dearest Auntie Thyra, i still cant believe you’re gone.i just wish that i could hug you one last time.i will always remember your smile,your laugh,your voice and your caring advice to me.i love you so much auntie thyra and cant wait for the day we will see each other again.My mom misses you so much as well and she sends her love. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers…

  28. Thyra, you will never be forgotten……& i pray for your family to have strength to get through this….. Thyra you will truly be missed..R.I.P.til we meet again……. Leslie

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