Remembering Genesis: Words from the Community

Anonymous-

I didn’t know her personally, but I know a lot of people who were close to her. Seeing her words of wisdom being reposted by people close to her really showed how kind and inspiring she was, and how she impacted a lot of people. Seeing her poems and words of wisdom really shook me to my core despite only knowing of her, and I know that everyone deserves to have someone like her in their life.

Anonymous-

I didn’t know Genesis well but when I was in class with her I remember her as being lively and really present.

Anonymous-

Genesis was there during a really formative part of my life, and while I didn’t know her well, her brilliant spirit could make any day better. I hope that, in my lifetime, I am able to give the world even a fraction of the joy that she did while she was with us.

Anonymous-

I went to middle school with Genesis, while I wasn’t personally friends with her, I saw how her friends lit up whenever they saw her. She was special to our community. Rest in love Genesis <3 

Anonymous-

I wouldn’t say that Genesis and I were close, but she definitely impacted my life. We had Intro to Journalism together, and we sat at the same table for a good part of the year. I don’t have that many specific memories about times we spent together, but I do remember that her smile was infectious. She was just so vibrant. I remember that she and Daisy were constantly together, and every day they’d come in with an interesting story about what was going on in their lives. Genesis always had great contributions to our class conversations, whether it was about something lighthearted or a serious journalistic discussion. Honestly, I can’t separate my memories of that class from the image of her, and I don’t really know why. There were so many people in that classroom, enough that we barely had computers for everyone, but Genesis stood out. And I think that was true of her in general. You didn’t have to be close with her to feel comfortable around her, to recognize how kind, caring, and fun she was. Writing this now, it’s hard to understand how someone who shone so brightly is no longer with us, and I know she’ll be greatly missed.

Anonymous-

She sat next to me in Spanish through all of Sophomore year. It was an extremely hard time in my life, and the kindness she showed me was the reason I was able to leave school with a smile on my face. Even though we were separated by a seating chart, she never cared, and would always come to see me, and talk to me and share snacks, joke with me and share notes. We made some of my favorite memories together. I’m so grateful for that.

Anonymous-

Genesis is the most loving and kindest person I’ve ever met in my entire life, she was the one person who absolutely doesn’t deserve this. Gen would put other people’s problems before hers because she just wanted other people to be happy. She loved harder than everybody else and there’s no way you could be around her and not be happy. I don’t really know how to explain her to people who didn’t know her because you literally just had to have known her and how awesome she really was. Every dark moment in my life since I’ve known her consists of memories of Genesis helping me through it and holding me. I wish I got to spend more time with her before she passed, I just feel so alone and I just want to hold her and tell her how much I love her and how much she means to me. She was beautiful, funny, goofy af, nice, hyper, awesome, empathetic, loving and my best friend.

Anonymous-

Genesis had the kindest voice. Even though I didn’t spend much time with her outside of physics, when she was there Genesis was always smiling and making jokes with me. It’s mind blowing that something so horrible can happen to such a great person so early in life. Rest In Peace.

Anonymous-

Whenever I had talked to Genesis in class she gave off such a kind, goofy vibe and her smile was beautiful. I always wanted to talk to her more but the pandemic happened. Though I didn’t know her well, I know she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and heart are with her, her family, and friends 🙂

Daphne Huynh-

I remember when Genesis first started going to Marysville; the community at the school is very small and close. Never once did Genesis treat anyone unfairly, she joined GSA and even fought for justice. She inspired me to buy my first art sketchbook and we even started writing our own stories on Wattpad together. I remember her first days at school when she went through her beautiful art. She was a creator and a leader. Genesis will forever inspire me to express myself and not care about whoever judged me. 

Declan Ferranti-

I never knew Genesis personally, but I had many friends for whom she was an important person in their lives.

Edrina-

Genesis was very caring and a very smart & talented young one. We first met in our photography class with Ms. Bundy. I was a senior and she was just a freshman but it was also my first year at Franklin so we were both new to the place. From the first day we clicked and I remember because we were introducing ourselves and we sat on the same table too and she was sharing that she was from Hawaii and she’s been there to visit and stuff and I was telling her how I used to live on Oahu and from then on we just talked everyday and for group stuff we would always find a way to be in the same group or be partners. Ms. Bundy would have new seatings about every 2 weeks so we could meet and work with new people and most of the time me and Genesis wouldn’t be in the same group but yet we still yelled at each other from across the room (sorry ms.Bundy). There were times where I would be the Spotify Dj and I would play Fiji and Spawnbreezie and we would just sing along and have everybody in the whole class listen. I would also take her to the sun room sometimes and introduce her to the crew so sometimes she would just stop by and say hi and then go on with her friends. There are so many more memories and I wish we could’ve made more, I remember she told me we were gonna go to PCC together. My condolences goes out to her family. I love and miss you Genesis till we meet again💙.

Jack McArthur-

Genesis was a really good person. She was always nice to everyone and she was really funny too. It’s really sad that she’s gone now, but she will be missed, and she will never be forgotten.

Monica-

Genesis has always been there for me through thick and thin. She was such a selfless and loyal person. She always made it known that she loved and cared for me. She had such a beautiful soul and such a wonderful personality. I never thought I’d see this day so soon but I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of her journey and make memories with her that I will forever remember and cherish. 

Ny’Geria-

I didn’t really know her but she was a really sweet girl and always had a smile on her face. She will definitely be missed. 🥺 Fly high Genesis 🕊

Rhiain Moore-

I don’t know much about her but it’s pretty sad that she died.

Santino Olguin-

I sat next to you all year and even though we rarely talked, I remember overhearing how funny and what a great friend you were. Rest in peace

Thaila Nguyen-

She had the most pure soul I have ever met. I am so grateful to have known her. Everyday I saw her she made me smile and laugh. There was never a dull moment with her. She had always put people’s feelings before herself and was so considerate. She was one of my best friends and not a day goes by where I don’t miss her. I’m constantly remembering our karaoke sessions during Step Up or the daily jam sessions to new and old music during lunch. 

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