Garlan Marshall III, 20, of Ramona, passed away on May 14, 2014. There will be a graveside service at 9am on June 12, 2014, at Nuevo Memory Gardens in Ramona. |
Garlan is survived by his parents, Cheryl and Daniel; brothers, Bailey and Jadon; maternal grandparent, Florence Nathaniel; paternal grandparents, Sylvia and Daniel Marshall Sr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Garlan attended Ramona High School and graduated in 2012. He went on to complete EMT training at EMSTA College. With loving encouragement and support from his mother, Garlan enrolled in classes at Grossmont College in Spring 2014. Thinking about his future, Garlan was making plans to live a life with choices.
Garlan was an avid lover of sports and during his young life had played basketball, football, baseball, golf, swim and soccer. While Garlan loved all sports, the activities he was most excited about were hanging with friends, eating good food, working out, riding motorcycles, driving cars, biking, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, fishing, going to car shows with his brothers and enjoying family
Garlan will be remembered for his love and loyalty to his family and friends. He was there for all of us. He just had a way of making you feel better when you were with him. If it was caring for his sick mother, or being at his brothers bedside in the hospital, or offering to be a liver donor for his brother, or taking his youngest brother under his wing, or loving his father, or checking in on grandparents daily, or watching over his girlfriend and her family, or being with his best friend in his friends darkest moment, or the warm hugs of reassurance, or the numerous times he defended someone in need, Garlan will be in our hearts forever.
Garlan will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was the beautiful young man that anyone would be proud to call, "my beautiful son, brother, grandson and friend."
Finally, I offer this quote from Garlan's favorite teacher, Kylee Harris (Heath), "My world and my faith have been completely rocked by the news of Garlan's passing. He was (and has always been) such a strong and confident person. I hope everyone remembers him for his positive nature, his irreplaceable smile, and his unmistakable personality! I see him in my past and present students. I see him in people I see in life. I hope to continue seeing him everywhere that I am so that I can forever remember his legacy! Love you Gar!"
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on June 12, 2014