Our daughter, Paris Nicole Carmona, died suddenly at the age of 17 from an intracerebral cerebral hemorrhage after bravely fighting for 2 weeks in intensive care. Paris was born on August 26, 2004 in Dodge City, Kansas to Shawn and Kelly (Schroeder) Carmona and his proud older brother, Roman.
Paris had a brilliant mind, a sassy wit, a smart mouth and an infectious laugh. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was fiercely loyal. She had a deep bond with her “kids”/dogs: Carson and Quinn, as well as the family dog, Rosco. Extremely creative, she was a talented artist in many mediums, especially drawing, painting and ceramics. Paris loved the color black, true-crime podcasts, music, piercings and vintage clothing. She loved shopping and going to see her favorite bands in concert. Paris had a good old soul and a very gentle heart. She was one of a kind and will be truly missed. She was baptized into Christ at the First Christian
She was baptized into Christ at First Christian Church on March 23, 2014. She attended Northwest Elementary, Dodge City Middle School, and graduated from Dodge City High School. His work ethic and ambition enabled him to graduate from high school in early December. Paris received her diploma on May 21, 2022, with academic honors.
She had earned 35 credit hours at Dodge City Community College and was scheduled to complete her associate degree this upcoming school year. She planned to start Wichita State University’s forensic science program in the fall of 2023. In her own words of a recent scholarship essay, she wrote, “The field of forensic science allows me to combine my passion for science and my desire to help people. I want to be an advocate for victims of crime, who no longer have a voice. I have the initiative to do what I love to do to help make a difference in the world. Paris was blessed with incredible teachers who helped shape her life: Gilbert Still, Jr., Andrea Keck, Annie Martinez, Claudia Ensico and Taggart Ketron.
Paris is survived by her parents, Shawn and Kelly; brother, Roman; his best friends, Crystal Marino and Xavier Hadley; the grandmothers, Fina Carmona, Dodge City, Nyla Anderson, Emporia and JoAnn Laub, Okarche, Oklahoma; great-grandmother, Kate Carmona, Dodge City; aunts and uncles, Jeremy (Melissa) Schroeder of Olathe, Michael (Jeff) Reynolds of Emporia, Megan Miller of Cimarron, Holly Carmona of Dodge City, Genevieve Garcia of Katy, Texas, and Jeremy Wilkerson of Wichita; cousins, Evan and Dylan Schroeder, Bryleigh Cisneros, Jeremiah and Jayden Boutte, and Brogen and Maryn Wilkerson, as well as numerous first cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family members. Paris was predeceased by her great-grandmothers, Naomi Schroeder and Arlene Anderson Spence. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and ICU staff at Wesley Children’s Hospital in Wichita. Their care and compassion for all of us was second to none, especially nurses Whitney, Cassie, Destiny, Tessa and Taylah. #p4p
The Paris memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church in Dodge City on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. There will be no burial or visitation service as cremation has taken place. A dedication session will be held at the Swaim Funeral Chapel in Dodge City on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Memorials are offered to the Paris Carmona Memorial Fund for later designation by the family in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories can be shared in the online guestbook at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.