Friends, family remember alleged slaying victim
Lyra Fisher-Bomediano was a dedicated daughter, employee and student who was quick with a smile and doted on her 2-year-old son, according to those who knew her.
Police believe Fisher-Bomediano’s husband, Aaron Fisher, killed her at a South Lake Tahoe hotel last week before taking his own life June 22.
Fisher-Bomediano’s mother, Rose Bomediano, said her daughter was hardworking and was always concerned with her mother’s well-being. Fisher-Bomediano, a South Lake Tahoe resident who was born in the Phillipines, would regularly take her son to visit her 85-year-old mother in her room at the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility. Sometimes the 43-year-old would bring her mother her favorite jasmine rice.
“She’s generous, No. 1,” Rose Bomediano said Thursday.
Her daughter could be shy at times, but also very talkative, Bomediano added.
Ana Heredia, who worked with Fisher-Bomediano at a Cinnabon bakery in Heavenly Village several years ago, agreed, saying Fisher-Bomediano was quiet until you got to know her. She liked to joke around after that, Heredia said.
“Everybody always says good things, but I really mean it in her case,” Heredia said Thursday.
Fisher-Bomediano worked at Cinnabon inside Harveys Resort and Casino up until her death. Employees at the bakery said her love for her young son was overwhelming.
“She was a wonderful friend and, my god, she loved that baby,” said Lisa Rowe, a co-worker of Fisher-Bomediano’s who knew her for about five years. “He was the light of her life.”
“She cherished her son,” added Kristi Partridge, co-owner of the Cinnabon where Fisher-Bomediano worked. “He was the world to her.”
Partridge hired Fisher-Bomediano in December 2006 and said the fondness for her was widespread among the close-knit employees at the bakery.
“I cared for her and we all cared for her quite a bit,” Partridge said.
Fisher-Bomediano was passionate about taking classes at Lake Tahoe Community College and always had a smile on her face, Partridge said. She could often be seen riding her bike around town.
“She truly had a kind spirit,” Partridge said. “She was a very, very sweet, giving, caring person.”
Even those who didn’t know her that well were touched by the woman who loved the outdoors and spending time with her friends.
“I have a hundred-plus bakeries to visit and she stood out,” said Shelli Ortega, a franchise business consultant for Cinnabon on the West Coast.
Following one of about five training sessions Ortega conducted at the Harveys Cinnabon while Fisher-Bomediano was there, Fisher-Bomediano slipped Ortega a note. The note thanked Ortega for coming to instruct the employees and said she was very pretty, Ortega said.
“Everyone at the casino knew her and would come in and give her a hug,” Ortega said. “Such a kind woman.”
Ortega kept the note as a keepsake of Fisher-Bomediano’s sweetness. Others have nothing but memories of the well-liked, fun-loving mother whose son was orphaned in what police believe was a heinous act of domestic violence.
“She was a really good friend and we’re going to miss her terribly,” Rowe said.
Her friends and co-workers are not alone in their grief over the loss of Fisher-Bomediano.
“I miss my daughter,” Bomediano said.
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