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Memorial for Menlo Park couple killed by drunken driver

 

These ceramic gardenias, located in the hallway of the administration building on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus, are the work of more than 150 students, teachers and parents.

The gardenias are a memorial to Balbir and Kamal Kaur Singh, who were killed Oct. 24, 2013, by a drunken driver while walking their dog along Chilco Street in Menlo Park.

They left behind three teenage children.

Gardenias were their mother's favorite flower; she used to sprinkle them throughout the house, according to the Singh children, who attend M-A.

The memorial project was made under the supervision of art teacher Deborah Gutof.

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Posted by Susan
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

I knew Kim very well at her place of employment in Mountain View. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman and her husband. It is nice that so many were involved in the construction of the memorial. I hope that students, especially, realize the lesson behind "don't drink and drive"!


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Posted by Raymond
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:43 am

Dear Susan,

Student drinking and driving was not the problem. The person involved was a habitual drunken Driver and had been arrested in the past.

People like that are the ones that need to learn.


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