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Remembering Rachel Kekauoha

Rachel Kekauoha, an 18-year-old Manhattan Beach resident, Brigham Young University, Idaho, freshman and 2011 Mira Costa High graduate died on April 6, 2012. This space is serving as a one-stop spot for sharing thoughts and creating a living legacy in her

In honor of and as a tribute to Rachel Kekauoha, Manhattan Beach Patch is opening this space as a place for her family, friends and others to talk about her and share what she meant to them.

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Here is information on services for Rachel, as well as how you can provide assistance to her family. The content is from the related article listed above.

Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, will be the site of a public visitation April 20 from 5-9 p.m., according to Kelland.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 21st at 11 a.m. at the Redondo 2nd Ward building of , 715 Knob Hill Ave., Redondo Beach.

Rachel will be buried at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes. 

In lieu of flowers and meals, a family friend and neighbor has established the Rachel Kekauoha Memorial Fund to help her family cover funeral costs. Donation checks made out to the Rachel Kekauoha Memorial Fund can be sent to or dropped off at 448 32nd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Donations may also be made by credit card: If you have a Paypal account, login to your account, choose "send money" as a "personal gift" to rkmf2012@gmail.com (email set-up for the Rachel Kekauoha Memorial Fund).

If you don't have a current PayPal account, it is easy to donate. Go to Paypal's official website, click on the "Send Money" tab and follow the prompts using the rkmf2012@gmail.com email address.

The memorial fund is with Chase, so donors may also make donations at the bank branch in Manhattan Village at 2900 N. Sepulveda Blvd. or by transferring funds to the memorial fund if they have a Chase online account.

Gayle McQuown April 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM
As a mother of a Mira Costa teenage girl, my heart goes out to Rachel's parents, family & friends, as well as the male driver & his family. What a horrible tradgedy that no words can soften. Please know that you are in my prayers. Also, i am confident that this circumstance will open the eyes of other teens to keep themselves buckled up & Rachel's death will help save countless lives we may never learn about. God's peace.
debra April 16, 2012 at 09:26 PM
We are having a fundraiser for Rachel's family during this very difficult time. Come to The Counter Restaurant on Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, April 19, 2012 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and eat--dine in, take out, say you are there for Rachel and 20% of proceeds go towards her memorial fund. See you there.

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