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"Celebration of life" service set for April 1

March 26, 2011 (Ramona) –The San Diego Medical Examiner has identified Kevin Montgomery Birse, 22, of Ramona as the driver who perished in a vehicle accident on March 23rd on San Vicente Road, just east of Wildcat Canyon Road in Ramona.


The young man reportedly lost control of his truck, left the roadway and overturned multiple times, becoming trapped in the wreckage. Although he was wearing a seatbelt, he sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. It is unknown what caused him to lose control of his vehicle.


According to Ramona, at least two motorists stopped at the scene before California Highway Patrol, Ramona Fire Department and the San Diego Sheriff’s personnel arrived on scene. For more information on the accident,

An obituary posted at indicates that Birse was born and raised in San Diego, moving with his family to Ramona at age 5. He attended schools in Ramona and went to Palomar College, where he learned the art of glass blowing. His artwork decorates the homes of many friends and family members; Birse also enjoyed cooking, movies, music, and the outdoors.

“Kevin had an infectious laugh that could be heard from a mile away and a kind heart that considered everyone he met a friend. He was one of those people who could see the good in absolutely everyone,” the obituary states.

He his survived by his parents, Alan and Joni Birse, his sister and brother-in-law,Heather & Zac Howard, his grandparents, Alan & Jodi Birse, Richard & Marty Coxe and other family members.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 4:00pm in Ramona, California at Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary 321 12th Street Ramona, CA 96065.

The family has requested that donations be made to either the Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation or the Humane Society in Kevin’s name.


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