Vigil for Siara R. Biddle

Kia Biddle, 25, lights candles for to hand out to a large crowd gathered to mourn her sister, Siara Biddle, on Friday night at Laurel Creak Park in Fairfield. Siara passed away in a fatal car accident that also took the lives of three others last New Years evening along Highway 12 just east of the Sacramento/San Joaquin county line. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)


Family, friends remember victim of Highway 12 crash

By From page A1 | January 12, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Siara Biddle, 23, smiled brightly back at her friends and family.

Dozens who loved Biddle stood around photos of her happy face during a vigil Friday, clutching candles in their hands, trying to come to grips with their loss.

Biddle and three others were killed in a  two-vehicle car accident New Year’s Eve on Highway 12.

All four were victims in a crash that left a 2002 Hyundai upside-down in a ditch and a 2012 Toyota straddling the lanes of Highway 12 just east of the Sacramento/San Joaquin county line. Both cars had major damage consistent with a head-on collision.

Biddle, of Fairfield, drove the Hyundai. Her passengers were Tierra M. Anderson, 28, and Raphael A. Hill, 31, both of Fairfield, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel newspaper, citing the California Highway Patrol. The driver of the Toyota was Razek Azizi, 42, of Tracy.

Biddle was a pregnant mother of two, a sister, a twin, a daughter and a friend to many.

Her friends and family gathered at Laurel Creek Park to share a few words and good memories about Biddle.

Her sister Kia Biddle kept calm and composed until it came time to speak about her sister — the vigil was the first time she’s broken down since she first heard of her sister’s passing.

“My sister was a beautiful person,” she said. “She touched so many people’s lives.”

Siara Biddle’s close friend Gysele Pearson tried to sing a song in honor of her friend, but before she could start, Pearson was overcome with tears. Friends standing by helped her get through her song.

“She was a sister to me,” Pearson said. “When I heard about her passing it hurt my heart so badly, because I never got to say goodbye.”

Her loved ones got to say goodbye at the vigil in their own way, some sharing memories of a woman they remember fondly, others with private notes on balloons.

They later released those balloons: 23 of them, representing the 23 years Siara Biddle lived.

Days before the vigil, friends a family stood collected donations to help fund the funeral for the family. They raised most of the funds but were about $1,000 short.

To donate to the Siara Biddle fund, money can be sent directly to the Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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  • Griselda....January 13, 2013 - 8:10 pm

    May your soul rest beautiful angel!

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  • NekaJanuary 13, 2013 - 9:50 pm

    Trully a beautiful soul....now u can finally rest in peace baby girl...gone but NEVER forgotten...we love u siara

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  • JenniferJanuary 02, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    I knew Siara. She was a beautiful person. I am so saddened by this tragic news. RIP Siara xo

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