UCR Memorial

University of California, Riverside


Each year, UC Riverside pays tribute to the memory of the proud Highlanders who have gone from this world. UC Riverside is a living family of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. We are honored to memorialize them on these pages.

Remembrance Messages

"My exam is in 30 mins lol pray for me :)" Last words in his email on Feb. 16, 2012, 3pm. And after 41 days I received the shocking message about his death. Abdulmohsen and I shared many things. Two UCR international students coming from the same homeland, studying Masters in computer science and completed BS program from the same institute. But one more noticeable aspect in common is the physical condition. Speaking of our region, Abdulmohsen is a rate example of people who decided to change their reality, overcome their physical weaknesses and struggle to continue their higher education. Though his story had a sorrowful end, but the pride can comfort.

Burair Alsaihati

Professor John Crawford was my teacher for music composition and analysis as both an undergraduate and graduate student here at UCR. He was very knowledgable in his field and made learning an enjoyable experience. I received encouragement to expand my work beyond the scope of the classroom, something no other professor had done for me before. He made great contributions to music both personally and through his students, and he will be missed.

Sharla Desens

Full of grace, charm, wit and class, Tilda was indeed a friend to many as well as a wonderful friend to me. We enjoyed many lunches together at "her corner table" at the Victoria Country Club. One of our last meals together included Dr. Karen White whose company she also enjoyed immensely. Tilda was compassionate, kind and she loved to observe the beauty of the world daily through her own private observation deck — her dining room patio, sliding glass door. I will always treasure our friendship...she helped to beautifully color my world.

Wanda Scruggs


View the  memorial page for the current year.

Visit the Memorial Archive

Lists of those remembered at memorial services dating back to 2005 can be found on our archive pages.

Making a Donation in Rememberance

If you wish to make a gift to the university in rememberance of a member of the UCR family, we invite you to do so through our online gift form.

Contact Us

The memorial wall is updated on a regular basis throughout the school year. If you are aware of anyone not listed, please send their name, date of death, next of kin and university affiliation to Amy Kim or complete this form.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Event Management & Protocol
1144 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3144
E-mail: laura.blevins@ucr.edu

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