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.
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!
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... ;-)
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!
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