Fund Created in Memory of Boy Killed in Roadside Accident

Trevor Smith lived in Petaluma and Novato

A memorial fund has been opened at a local bank in the wake of a roadside accident that took the life of a 13-year-old East Petaluma boy whose family has deep Novato roots.

As reported in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, friends and family are mourning the loss of Trevor Smith, who was crushed Friday when he fell between a pickup truck that had run out of gas and its trailer hauling a boat. A large group was heading to Lake Mendocino when the truck became stranded along Highway 101 in Ukiah, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Smith spent the early part of his life in Novato, where his mother, Pam Caralli Smith, had grown up. Caralli Smith, a Novato High School graduate from 1981, owns and cuts hair at the Loose Ends salon on Novato's Grant Avenue. Her husband, Joe Smith, is a longtime teacher in the Novato Unified School District; he taught at Lynwood Elementary last year and prior to that was a teacher at Lu Sutton for nearly 15 years.

A bake sale and lemonade stand were set up Sunday by friends of the Smith family, and more than $2,000 has been raised already for the Trevor Smith Memorial Fund at the Exchange Bank.  

Checks made payable to the Trevor Smith Memorial Fund can also be mailed to:

Exchange Bank
Parkway Plaza
701 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma, CA  94954

Would you like to extend condolences to the Smith family? Add a comment below.

KA June 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Trevor, you will be missed As a friend,classmate,and athlete. Your smile was amazing. Your laugh brought smiles to my face and your personality was so kind and caring. I will never forget how you made everyone around you feel special. Smith family and friends, I am so sorry for this tragic and senseless loss. Trevor was an outstanding, bright boy who is in the hearts of many. He will be in my heart,thoughts,and prayers forever. Rest In Peace Trevor Smith, we love you. We always have and always will, you will never be forgotten.
c. meyers June 20, 2012 at 08:13 PM
My daughter-in-law sent me a copy of the IJ article about Trevor. I was so sorry to head about this tragedy. I have known Pam for many years and know her to be an absolute wonderful person and caring mother. She loves her family so much. I can't even imagine how difficult this must be for her and the rest of her family. My heart goes out to the entire Smith family during this most painful time for them. C Meyers
Janna Barkin June 21, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Sending love and support to all involved. May there be peace in your hearts, may his memory be for a blessing.
Nanci Boyd June 21, 2012 at 06:26 PM
So sorry to hear about this. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family.
kai lancaster June 25, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Tonight there is a celebration of Trevor's life as well as a fundraiser. 7 p.m. Eagle Park in Petaluma. Beverages and baked goods are available for donation and the movie Grease will begin around 9:15.


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