Del Oro Community Mourns Loss of High School Senior

This past weekend Del Oro High School students attended the funeral of their 18-year-old classmate Ronny Andrews.

The defensive tackle for the school’s Del Oro Golden Eagles’ football team recently helped them win the state football championship. After graduating, he had planned to join the U.S. Air Force.

But now the players in their matching Del Oro ties carried their friend’s body in a procession led by Anthony Watson, a Rocklin High School student that was in the car when Andrews’ life was taken in the accident on Jan. 16.

“I’m walking because I can and he can’t,” he said Saturday. “He was the best friend I ever had.”

His casket was covered with messages in gold Sharpie from friends and family. The community raised more than $12,000 to help fund the funeral and Destiny Church offered their venue free.

“I would give it all back, everything I’ve made my whole life, to have my son back in his bed,” said Andrews’ mother, Fatima Galindo. “But that is not the reality. The reality is that my son is in a coffin. My love is in a coffin. My hopes and dreams for him are in a coffin.”


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