Brandon Barmore Memorial Fund

$15,610 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 25 months
BRANDON BARMORE MEMORIAL FUND


The Barmore family and the Sonoma community lost a vibrant valued member when Brandon Barmore passed away on March 26, 2017 while in Nicaragua with a trip through the Seeds of Learning organization.  Brandon was two months shy of his 18th birthday and high school graduation.



Brandon was incredibly involved at Sonoma Valley High School and in the community.  During his four years at the high school he was captain of the track team, ran cross country, played water polo, wrestled, competed on the swim team and recently won the SVHS Mr. Dragon competition.  He was also in the culinary arts program, the captain of the forensics speech team, performed in drama productions, and participated the Mock Trial team and the Model UN club.  In the community, he was an energetic and inspiring counselor at the Sebastiani Theater summer camps, helped with and performed in Witchie Poo productions, and worked for the Rhotens at the Sebastiani Theatre.  Brandon was also a volunteer ropes course leader in his spare time.


My name is Alison Lasley and my family and I are close friends of the Barmore family.  We have actually known Brandon since the day he was born.  Our hearts and prayers are with Phil, Margee, Ryan and Emily in this time.  Although it is so hard to comprehend the loss of their amazing son, the Barmores are walking through this time with grace and are able to comfort those around them in the midst of their own sorrow.  Phil quoted Romans 8:28 in saying, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”


This GoFundMe account is set up to help offset the costs for the Barmore family surrounding Brandon’s burial and memorial.  Any funds received above these needs will be donated to the non-profit organizations that Brandon loved and devoted his time, energy and incredible talent to in his community.


Brandon will be buried here in the Sonoma cemetery.  A celebration of Brandon’s life will take place on Saturday, April 15th at 2pm in the Sonoma Valley High School gymnasium.  



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The Brandon Barmore Memorial Fund has reached 50% of its goal. THANK YOU to all who have contributed!!

Today is our day to celebrate Brandon's life together! We look forward to seeing you at 2pm at the Sonoma Valley High School gymnasium to celebrate this remarkable, amazing, talented, joy-filled young man!
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I'd like to say once again how grateful the Barmore family is for your incredible outpouring of love and support. Your contributions and words of comfort have been a blessing and healing balm to them at this time.

We are just a few days away from Brandon's memorial on Saturday, April 15th. Please join us at the Sonoma Valley High School gymnasium at 2pm to celebrate Brandon's life.

Brandon would want you to celebrate! This photo proves that... ;-)
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Thank you so much for your generous contributions to help the Barmore family in this time of loss. Your donations and kind notes have been such an encouragement to the family.

As their close friend who is handling details for Brandon's memorial, I have been asked to handle the funds at this time. I will withdraw donations from this account and put the funds directly into the Brandon Barmore Memorial Fund at Bank of the West Sonoma. Once the memorial costs have been offset, the Barmores will then make contributions to the local organizations that Brandon was passionate about.
Donations can continue to be made to either this site or directly to the fund at Bank of the West in Sonoma.

Please remember that all are invited to Brandon's Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 15th at 2pm in the Sonoma Valley High School gymnasium.

Thank you again for your outpouring of love for the Barmore family!
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Dina Welch
25 months ago
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Please know your family are in our prayers and so sorry for your loss of your precious son Brandon.

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Jesten Coffey
25 months ago

My heart goes out to one of the most genuinely kind families of Sonoma. You've raised your children to be such good role models at such a young age. Lots of love from my family to yours during this hard time. Jesten

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$15,610 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 25 months
Created April 3, 2017
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Gus Vitali
19 months ago

Phil and Margee, So sorry to hear of your loss. Though I never met Brandon, I know deep down, he was a wonderful kid, with his heart in the right place--a true steward of all placed before him in this world and he left this world in a better place than when he found it. You have so much to be proud of. May you continue to receive comfort from the Lord's Blessings and grace, now, and in the days ahead.

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V. Brown
24 months ago

I never met Brandon, but he was a friend to my friend, Delia. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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Anonymous
24 months ago
DK
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David Kyle
24 months ago

My heart aches for your loss as much as I am inspired by the difference that he made while he was with us.

AB
$100
Annie Bacon
24 months ago
ME
$100
Mark and Allyson Etherington
24 months ago
JF
$25
Jenny Fogarty
25 months ago
$50
Mike & Chris Turgeon
25 months ago

At the Seeds of Learning Board meeting this past Wednesday, April 26th, which included Julian, we shared what we knew of Brandon and you, his family, in the midst of this ordeal. Krista and her two kids joined us for dinner and we were able to offer our love and support to her in person. Please know that as an organization, we expect to be better at what we do because Brandon was a part of us for a brief time. Because of his enthusiasm for the people of Nicaragua that was evident in the photos, videos and testimony, all of us were reminded anew of why we continue to be a part of this family. Many blessings on your difficult journey ahead and please know how much we appreciate all of you. Warmly, Mike Turgeon

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Elisa cecaci
25 months ago

We love you Barmore family. Sending you love and light!

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Dave and Keri Telander
25 months ago
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We are mourning with you and are praying for God's peace and comfort for your whole family.

Dina Welch
25 months ago
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Please know your family are in our prayers and so sorry for your loss of your precious son Brandon.

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Jesten Coffey
25 months ago

My heart goes out to one of the most genuinely kind families of Sonoma. You've raised your children to be such good role models at such a young age. Lots of love from my family to yours during this hard time. Jesten

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