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
  • 65 years old
  • Born on October 2, 1946 in La Mesa, California, United States.
  • Passed away on December 22, 2011 in Escondido, California, United States.

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.

Posted by Nelson Hughes on February 1, 2019
Over 40 years ago we called him Mr. B. in wood shop at Chet Harritt, great teacher, sparked my love of wood working,and remember him getting on us for not taking shop safety seriously.Thanks Mr. B for sparking that interest in me......
Posted by Kara Young on December 22, 2018
Remembering you today and always. ❤
Posted by Kara Young on October 2, 2016
Remembering you today. You are always missed! Happy Birthday!
Love, Kara
Posted by Kay Brancheau on December 23, 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
Posted by Douglas Johnson on October 2, 2015
Remembering my good friend Gar on his birthday. I think of you often and remember the great times we shared together.
Posted by Kara Young on October 2, 2014
Happy Birthday Gar! You are still loved and missed very much. I will be remembering you today.
Posted by Sharon Colvin on October 2, 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.
Posted by Kay Brancheau on October 2, 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.
Posted by Sharon Colvin on December 22, 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
Posted by Kara Young on December 22, 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 :)
Posted by Kara Young on October 4, 2012
Remembering you on your Birthday and Anniversary. We all love and miss you very much!
Posted by Kay Brancheau on October 3, 2012
Happy Birthday 2nd & Happy Anniversary 3rd, I miss you so much
Posted by Douglas Johnson on January 14, 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!
Posted by Al Converse on January 11, 2012
We are so sorry for Gar's passing.

Al & Melinda Converse

Via Del Valedor
Posted by Sharon Colvin on January 6, 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!
Posted by Sharon Colvin on January 6, 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!
Posted by Patricia Kent on January 6, 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.
Posted by Suzy Brown on January 6, 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.
Posted by Sharon Sigmon on January 6, 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.
Posted by Kay Brancheau on January 5, 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,
Posted by Kara Young on January 4, 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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