The celebrations of our lives include memories of the way we were and making memories. It's birthdays and births. Engagements and weddings. New careers and buying that first car or house. And, its passings too. Often we forget that each passing, no matter how unexpected or sad is also a celebration of our friend and loved one's life.
Birthdays: Marqeaux Davis 1/2 Nicky Freeborn 1/13 Tony Green 1/17 Dee 1/18 Jackie G 1/19 Greg Cauthen1/19 JT 1/21 Kris Thayer 1/25 Nan 1/27 Rose Johnson of Philly 1/31
Passings: January 19, 1996, Ricky "GQ" Trejo passed away. Ricky played bass and keyboards with Westside. Friends, family and long time Westside fans well remember the tremendous contribution Ricky made to Westside Band. Forever in our hearts. Yo Ricky!
We miss you Ricky! --From the Trejo Family
Birthdays: Del Phillips 2/14 Tony Rohne 2/14 Emma Trejo 2/15
Passings: Valentine's weekend, 2004, we lost our dear friend and fishing buddy, "T". We miss the fishing stories, the friendship, just U man.
Birthdays: Judy Robinson 3/7 JoAnn 3/8 Marv E 3/9 Joe 3/15 Todd T 3/15 Eric 3/17
Jenny and Stephanie 3/20
Passings: Nicole G 3/17 - Gone 2 soon
Birthdays: Dar 6/8
Cousin Arthur (Polaco) Jackson passed away April 7th, 2009. Polaco grew up on the West Side of St. Paul in the same neighborhood as his cuz, Jr. We miss U cousin. Steve Raitt, the soundman's soundman extraordinaire! April 2009
Birthdays: Kim 5/1 Mona Alice 5/10 Christine A 5/24 Christine R 5/25
Anniversaries: westsideband.com 5/6/04
Passings: Our friend Randy Perez, May 2009
Birthdays: Geof P 6/4 Dawn L 6/6 Janna Jean 6/9 Nicole from Omaha 6/23
Gerald Lee 6/23
Wilma V 6/23 Chico 6/25 Chris Rea 6/28 Ricky T "Mr. GQ" 6/29
Anniversaries: Sandy and Mike 6/26 Andre & Judy 6/29
Passings: Michael Jackson June 25th, 2009
Birthdays: Boone 7/1 Lisa Abla 7/3 Mo I 7/13 Kimm B 7/15 Danny S 7/22 Arnie 7/25 Jeane 7/30 MaryJo & Linda Lou 7/31
Passings: (Uncle) Ruben Trejo, Jan. 7, 1937-July 19, 2009. Noted Mexican-American Artist who worked in sculpture, mixed-media, drawing & painting. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque New Mexico and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.
Birthdays: Sandee Gnatovich 8/13
Sam Gnatovich 8/15 Ron E 8/16
Linda J 8/29
Anniversaries: Louie & Emma August 15
September Birthdays: Pat 9/1 Heather 9/5 Lou T Cindy S 9/17 Diane 9/24
Passings: Becky 24 - 9/22. Jr's best friend. Robert Thomas Jr., 5 yrs ago this month, former member of Free and Easy back in the day. Connie 9/6
Debbie and Leri 10/13 Julie Wright 10/16 Big Dust - We think its 10/17..but we're not exactly sure Sheena 10/28
Anniversaries: October Westside Band
Birthdays: Carol Sharon Roxy 11/9 Liz 11/14 Pam P 11/20 Elberta 11/28 Lou Taylor 11/28