Services planned here tomorrow for Amador Valley graduate Michel David, who died Friday in San Diego

22-year-old was due to graduate this week from San Diego State University

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.

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Posted by Keshia
a resident of Happy Valley
on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Girl The Cheesecake is not the same without you!WE all miss you and Love you so much!Save us a spot up there!<3 Love Keshia and the rest of your Cheesecake family!

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Posted by Curious
a resident of another community
on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

(Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)I remember when she first moved down here and did some 5k charity walks with thoughts are with her friends and family

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Posted by Eddie.
a resident of another community
on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:47 am


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Posted by Lucy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:16 am

Yes, she died on Friday, she died from being murdered. My prayers are with the family of this victim of murder.

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Posted by Close Friend
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 17, 2010 at 8:30 am

FYI - The viewing begins at 12:30 - not 2:30 as stated in the article.

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Posted by Jane Fields
a resident of another community
on Dec 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

My Heart and prayers are with you as the passing of this beautiful girl.

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Posted by Janice
a resident of Avila
on Dec 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I feel terrible about the murder of this wonderful young woman.

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Posted by janie
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm

My heart aches for this family...I am praying for all of you

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Posted by a cousin
a resident of another community
on Dec 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Our family is not the same without you, we love you and will hold you in our hearts forever. Until we meet again in Heaven....

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