Funeral services are scheduled tomorrow for Michel Rose David, 22, who died last Friday in San Diego.
She was the victim in an apparent murder-suicide involving Daniel Shoemake, 21. Both were classmates at San Diego State University and were graduates of Amador Valley High School.
A candlelight vigil was held last night at Amador Valley High School by Miss David's friends and family.
Miss David was born in Oakland Sept. 14, 1988. She was scheduled to graduate from San Diego State this week with a bachelor's degree in Journalism/Media Studies and a minor in International Relations. She was active in the university community as a "Lady Rho" in the Alpha Psi Rho mentorship program.
This past summer, she traveled to Costa Rica, where she volunteered at a sea turtle refuge and was in a Spanish immersion program. She was looking forward to a trip to Ecuador with her mother next month to celebrate her graduation.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Lorie and Mando Alemania of Pleasanton, and her sisters Valeri Alemania of Pleasanton and Rachel David of New York City. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn David. She is also survived by her grandmother, great-grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Miss David's life at a memorial and funeral Mass tomorrow at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton, with visitation starting at 2:30 p.m. and a memorial and Mass following. A reception will be held after the funeral in the parish hall at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Ave. in Pleasanton. Burial will be private.