Memorial planned for SLO High grad killed in Isla Vista

acornejo@thetribunenews.comJune 5, 2014 

Richard Martinez asks the crowd to shout "Not one more" at a memorial service Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at UC Santa Barbara. His son, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was one of six UCSB students killed during Friday's Isla Vista rampage.


A memorial service for Christopher Michaels-Martinez, 20, who was killed by a gunman in Isla Vista last month, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountainbrook Community Church, 1775 Calle Joaquin, in San Luis Obispo. Community members are welcome to attend.

Michaels-Martinez, who graduated from San Luis Obispo High School in 2012, was a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara. He had planned to attend Queen Mary College University of London his junior year.

Michaels-Martinez has been described by friends as invariably smiling, even-keeled and focused. He is survived by his parents, Caryn Michaels and Richard Martinez, and his grandmother, Jean Michaels-Fishwick. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, scholarship donations be made in his memory to the UCSB Foundation: Attn: Chris Pizzinat, 4219 Cheadle Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.

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