Gar Brancheau
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 2, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    La Mesa, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 22, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Escondido, California, United States
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gar Brancheau, 65, born on October 2, 1946 and passed away on December 22, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Service for Gar will be at Bethel Baptist Church Escondido on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gar's memory to his favorite ministries: Salvation Army, Gospel for Asia, and Lottie Moon.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kara Young on 2nd October 2016

"Remembering you today. You are always missed! Happy Birthday!
Love, Kara"

This tribute was added by kay Brancheau on 23rd December 2015

"Always missing my wonderful man who gave so much to me and my family. You left a beautiful legacy, we will never forget you. All my love"

This tribute was added by Douglas Johnson on 2nd October 2015

"Remembering my good friend Gar on his birthday. I think of you often and remember the great times we shared together."

This tribute was added by Kara Young on 2nd October 2014

"Happy Birthday Gar! You are still loved and missed very much.  I will be remembering you today."

This tribute was added by kay Brancheau on 2nd October 2013

"You would have been 67 today and our anniversary would have been tomorrow. I miss you as much as today even tho it has been almost 2 yrs. Life goes on for me but there is a void in my heart. Wishing you a happy birthday & our anniversary in heaven."

This tribute was added by Sharon Colvin on 2nd October 2013

"Gar was such a nice gentleman.  I am so glad to have known you, Gar and the happiness you brought to my sweet friend, Kay!
Lovingly, Sharon C."

This tribute was added by Kara Young on 22nd December 2012

"This is the day that we say we remember you, but we have remembered you everyday.  You were a special man to many.  I will never forget how you touched my life, your humor, your kindness, and generosity.  I love you very much.  I will remember you today, but I remember you everyday.   Love, Kara  (PS I am finally trying to sell your truck, I hope that's ok with you :)"

This tribute was added by Sharon Colvin on 22nd December 2012

"wow! One year....What a fine man Gar was and now he is celebrating Christmas again with Our Lord!  He was there to greet my mom a few months ago!   Remembering our times in New Hope Church's Singles Sunday School class and events and of course, your wedding and especially the part of the ceremony ...the cord of 3 .....
Blessings to you Kay and family .  Love you.  Sharon"

This tribute was added by Kara Young on 4th October 2012

"Remembering you on your Birthday and Anniversary.  We all love and miss you very much!"

This tribute was added by kay Brancheau on 3rd October 2012

"Happy Birthday 2nd & Happy Anniversary 3rd, I miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Douglas Johnson on 14th January 2012

"There's not enough space to say all that Gar means to me. He has been a wonderful friend for over 20 years...a roomate for 7 years in PQ...the best man in my wedding...a mentor as a handyman...a brother in Christ. This is not goodbye...I will see you again at our eternal reunion. Thank you for being a good friend. You ran your race well!"

This tribute was added by Al Converse on 11th January 2012

"We are so sorry for Gar's passing.

Al & Melinda Converse

Via Del Valedor"

This tribute was added by Sharon Sigmon on 6th January 2012

"Sometimes our lives touch someone else's when we least expect it. I'm so glad Kay that you met someone as special as Gar and got 'under his skin'. God let you experience some special times and love again together. I hate that his time on earth was cut short, but it's great to know he's with Jesus and will be waiting to meet you again, this time forever. I'll remember our NC Riverboat ride."

This tribute was added by Suzy Brown on 6th January 2012

"I knew Gar as Kay's loving husband and so thankful that I had a chance to know him.  I know he touched many lives as he was such a giving,  caring man.  He will be missed here on earth but He is in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father."

This tribute was added by Patricia Kent on 6th January 2012

"Gar, you were a very special person, and I shall remember how caring and thoughtful you were. Most important is that you let your love for Jesus show in the way you interacted with others. You have graduated to heaven a bit early, and we'll miss seeing you now, but just know we'll join you later."

This tribute was added by Sharon Colvin on 6th January 2012

"Gar was a kind,friendly, and very giving man of God. I am so sad for this world's loss and for your family and all who loved him.....but, I know that he is with Our dear Lord and loving his new life with Jesus!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Colvin on 6th January 2012

"What a wonderful site! I love the picture (in the suit) you posted of Gar!  Most of my memories of him are from before Gar and Kay were we had lots of fun times in the New Hope Church singles group and Bible Study.  Gar and Kay hosted many of our fun events.  I love that The Lord put the two of you together with a happy, loving marriage centered in Jesus!"

This tribute was added by kay Brancheau on 5th January 2012

"My husband, my friend & my handyman!! I miss you but I know you are loving your new life and body. Thank you for my wonderful life with you.I am glad you "got me under your skin".  
Love Kay,"

This tribute was added by Kara Young on 4th January 2012

"Welcome to Gar's memorial website.  This is a place where family and friends can come to celebrate the life of Gar Brancheau.  He touched so many lives, and we would love for you to share your stories or comments on his life.  He was my step-father and I love and miss him very much.  Thank you Gar for being a wonderful father to me and an amazing "Pipa" to Xander and Josie."

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