The Garret Gabriel Caouette Memorial Scholarship

Garret Gabriel Caouette passed away in a fatal car accident on Thursday April 22nd, 2021. He was happy to be on his way back to school when he was rear ended by a truck while stopped in traffic. Garret had just turned 18 on April 2nd and was accepted into Cal State Channel Islands to pursue a degree in Ecology with a focus in marine biology. He enjoyed nature and adventure through his many experiences in hiking the national parks, zip lining, river rafting, and had just started the process to be become scuba-certified. He had interest in games and appreciated how they brought his friends and family closer. Garret’s other passions were reflected in his involvement with athletics competing in cross country, basketball, track, and field. Garret, along with his teammates, did not always reflect his success on the scoreboard. However, they understood that the game was about more than winning and losing. It was clear that Garret appraised himself and others on what really matters – character – rather than other worldly things we all get caught up in. It was without doubt that his involvement in church provided him with the excellent life compass he used for himself. His worldly success naturally followed doing things like running 3 miles in a little over 19 minutes. He was a fast kid whose life should not have ended so quickly. He was the kid who would offer to cook breakfast for his young nephew and did not have to be asked to help clean up after dinner out of love and respect for his parents. He was the brother whose goofiness' and quirkiness would always put a smile on your face.


He was the teammate …

He was the classmate…

He was the friend…

He was a brother...

He was a good son...


This fundraiser is being created in remembrance of him and all that he loved.  It is intended to begin a scholarship fund for kids who demonstrate the same amazing qualities as Garret.

For more information on the accident:


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  • James, Kim & Rachel Lauerman 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Caroline Kitts 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Mary Scott Laughlin 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Dustin and April Sawicki 
    • $200 
    • 5 d
  • Betty and Jim Dent 
    • $40 
    • 5 d
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Joshua Caouette 
Murrieta, CA
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