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DesArmo Memorial

Posted on 22nd August 2013 at 16:01

It’s reported that about 200 people attended last night’s highly emotional vigil, being held in honor of Harlie DesArmo, 15, of Castle Rock. She died Monday night when she and her 18 year-old sister were hit by a car, as the two were walking in the 400 block of Bond Road near the family home. The Daily News reports on last night’s gathering, where many spoke of the tremendous impact that Harlie had on them, even though she had only lived in this area for about a year. Jeff DesArmo, Harlie’s father, also spoke about how the Castle Rock community had drawn them in during the short time that they had lived here, calling this place “home.” Harlie DesArmo’s obituary is also being published today, saying that a funeral service is planned for 3:30 pm Sunday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longview. That service will also have a live feed to Wisconsin, where the DesArmo’s had come from about a year ago. 18 year-old continues to recover from the serious injuries she received in the crash, and is still listed in satisfactory condition at Saint John Medical Center. A car wash to raise money to help the DesArmo family with expenses is planned for 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday at Gunnar’s Auto Supply in Castle Rock. In lieu of flowers, the family is also asking that memorial donations be made to a scholarship fund being set up in Harlie’s honor; you can make those donations at giveforward.com, and search for Harlie DesArmo.