Sunday, May 18, 2008


It has been a very emotional week in our small town as we have been trying to come to terms with the violent murder (yes I said it). No one wants to say that Steven was murdered, they just say he is gone. The truth is Steven was murdered along with his girl friend Jennifer, by the hand of another 18 year old boy. Not just two young lives but three have come to an end by the jealous rage of Reyes Carrillo, after hearing the news of his sisters death, Jennifers brother Billy was driving home to be with his mother and crashed his truck and died.

My heart goes out to Steven parents & Jennifers mother. I can not even begin to imagine the horror and grief they must feel.

Steven was taken from this life on May 11, 2008. He was born Oct. 12, 1989, in Chico to Dan and Denise.

Steven was a senior at Willows High School where he was a popular student, played lead trumpet in the band, and was a member of the Willows Honkers football and golf teams.

Steven was a dedicated Boy Scout, achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout in December, and continued to be a mentor for younger scouts. He enjoyed all things outdoors and lived his life with an open mind and heart. Steven was a very loving and caring young man who was generous and giving with his family and friends.