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San Marcos, California (CA)

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Brandon Curtis Armstrong
Brandon Curtis Armstrong
Class of 2001
Passed Oct 26, 1997
My son Brandon is missed every day. He was and is loved deeply.

Brandon and his three brothers were taken from this earth on October 26, 1997. He was proud to be a San Marcos Knight and he was actually buried in his #70 jersey after his passing. The next football game after he was killed the team wore #70 stickers on their helmets to memorialize him. I was blessed to be given his football letter posthumously and it is displayed in my home.

I don't know what brought me to this web page today but I'm happy to see that there is a way to remember my son on his high school website.

Go Knights!
Brandon Laird
Brandon Laird
Class of 1997
Passed Oct 03, 2006
Brandon Laird, 27
ESCONDIDO -- Brandon "Bud" Laird, 27, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Valley Center.
Born June 14, 1979, in Escondido, he lived in Escondido all his life. He graduated from San Marcos High School in 1997. He enjoyed his family and friends, the desert, and riding his skateboard or bike.
He is survived by his parents, Laura Laird and Shannon Laird of Valley Center; daughter Kayla Laird-Gardner; brothers Travis Laird and David Harrison; sisters Victoria Laird and Nicole Harrison stepmother Margaret Laird, stepfather Tom Ryan, and grandparents Bill and Mariana Laird, Edward and Kathleen Alcobia, and Michael and Irene Wegmann.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Ridgeview Church in Valley Center. Cremains to be scattered. A reception will follow at the home of his mother.
The family suggests memorial donations to Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (800) 747-2820, or San Diego Blood Bank - "Family & Friends of Brandon Laird"
Class Of 1989 - Fallen Knights 30 Year Reunion
Class of 1989 - FALLEN KNIGHTS 30 Year Reunion
Class of 1989
(Passed date unknown)
1989 Fallen Knights will be honored at the reunion on October 12, 2019. Any pictures of 1989 Knights lost, please send to smhsclassof89@gmail.com.

Please take a moment to honor, remember and share with us any 1989 Knights fallen or forgotten as we approach our reunion and pay our respects. Sadly, we are asking for accuracy to the scroll of 1989 Knights lost in battle:

FALLEN KNIGHTS CLASS OF 1989:
Carl Anderson
John Bonno
John Carrine
Samantha Donovan
Candy Hoffman
Jason Harthoorn
Michelle Jones
Angie Limina
Michelle Marvin
Janell Monett
Wendy Mulhauser
Rick Muse
Mike O’Mahone
Denis Pollak
Jeff Poltl
Tammy Stoffel
Brent Thornton
Gloria Williams
Kelly Wilson (McCoskey)

We are doing our best to accumulate the names and details for Class of ‘89, (a cumulative list of courts (classes ‘85 to ‘93) close to us and leaders of the round table (faculty) of SMHS are listed separately in the Fallen Knight albumin Facebook).

R.I.P. Knights
Colin Rodriguez Griswold
Colin Rodriguez Griswold
Class of 1997
Passed Jan 22, 2005
"Colin Rodríguez Griswold died in a car accident in Tucson, early in the morning of January 22, 2005. He was struck by a speeding car that ran a stop sign following a police chase. Colin, 25 years old, died instantly at the scene. This tragedy ended the life of a promising young man who was deeply involved with environmental issues along the U.S./Mexico border." Environmental Health Coalition website.
Colleen Gilwee Hutton
Colleen Gilwee Hutton
Class of 1987
Passed Jun 02, 2007
Fellow member of the graduating class of 1987 and my best friend for 25 years. She passed away on June 2, 2007 of an accidental overdose of pain and sleep medication. I will miss her with all my heart. Colleen you were the BEST!!
Crystal Rose Araujo
Crystal Rose Araujo
Class of 2005
Passed Nov 20, 2007
Crystal Rose Araujo, Class of 2005, Great Student, Athlete, Friend, Sister, Daughter, and Person, was tragically taken from us, November 20, 2007 due to an automobile accident in Murieta, CA giving a friend a late night ride home. She lost control of her 1990 Jeep and it rolled over several times. Such a bright girl with hopes and dreams quickly turning into reality of becoming a pediatrician. She was a dedicated student and shared a passion for life, love and children. She will never be forgotten and always missed. We love you Crystal, forever and ever. RIP Mijita, You will always be in our hearts.
Cynthia Lee Hawkins
CYNTHIA LEE HAWKINS
Class of 1987
Passed Sep 21, 1987
This is a dedication to a wonderful person and awesome best friend who was always there through thick and thin. Unfortunately, she was taken from us because of a drunk driver. May she Rest In Peace and live in our prayers for every.
Hank Ramos
Hank Ramos
Class of 1982
Passed Dec 22, 1997
10 years this December Hank breathed his last. After battling Leukemia he went home to be an eternal spirit once again. His smile forever lasting, his music eternal in the sounds of the wind. Pray for his soul and for his family. Don't let him fade away, remember the friendship and tell someone.
Jeremy Spock
Jeremy Spock
Class of 2001
Passed Sep 09, 2018
(no additional information)
Jim Towers
Jim Towers
Class of 1977
Passed Aug 11, 2013
Jimmy fought a tuff two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was an avid LSU fan (he took after his sister)
Kathleen (frady) Lopez
Kathleen (Frady) Lopez
Class of 1967
Passed Feb 22, 2012
(no additional information)
Mary Nielsen, Smhs Sec 1988-2000
Mary Nielsen, SMHS Sec 1988-2000
Class of 1989
Passed Dec 08, 2008
Dear SMHS alum and friends,

My Mom, Mary Nielsen, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 8 from a heart-related ailment. She was 64.

Many of you may remember her; she was the Principal's Secretary at SMHS from 1988 to 2000.

The family will be having a private burial on Friday, but we're holding a Celebration of Life for her at Twin Oaks Golf Course Garden Room (1425 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA, 92069) on Saturday, December 10, 2008 from 2 to 5 p.m. This will be entirely informal, but we look forward to having people who remember her stop by and share stories about her.

In lieu of flowers or donations, my Mom said she'd prefer donations to your own favorite charities in her name.

Take care, all,
Erik (and Aaron and Darth) Nielsen
SMHS '88(, '91, and '96)
Michelle Jones
Michelle Jones
Class of 1989
(Passed date unknown)
Michelle played Volleyball and was in the Marching Band. She was a top student in our AP and Honors Classes. Michelle went to USC 1989-1990. We lost Michelle in the summer of 1990 to a car accident - she was going to her first of 2 jobs. We love and miss Michelle.
Mike Webb
Mike Webb
Class of 1976
(Passed date unknown)
No more info; he passed a couple of years ago I believe...possible heart attack. He was part of the "Reverse Oreo" - Michael Allen, Mike Webb, and Mike McHaley. Rest in Heaven my friend! See you later!
Rick Muse
Rick Muse
Class of 1989
Passed Aug 17, 2012
Rick is survived by his beautiful daughter Shaylin, sister Melissa, nieces Mekenzie & Mekayla, and his father Preston. Rick passed away from Squamish Cell Cancer. Rick loved his daughter & fishing. He is missed every day
Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle
Class of 1997
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)

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