Rory Colin McGuire
Date of Death: Jul 4, 2011
Rory Colin McGuire was born in Chico, California on Sept. 20, 1990 and passed away on July 4, 2011 in Reno Nevada.
Rory attended Jay Partridge elementary school and Bidwell Jr. High school in Chico and in 2004 he moved to Susanville California and graduated from Westwood Charter in 2008. Rory was attending Lassen Jr. College and working at a fitness club in Susanville at the time of death.
Rory is remembered most by his red hair and flaming personality.
Rory is survived by his father and stepmother David and Judy McGuire of Susanville; his mother and stepfather Carol and Kelley Starzer of Chico; two sisters Shawna McGuire and Faith Fox, both of Chico; a maternal grandmother Sandy Peirano of Chico and paternal grandmother Arlyne “Jo” Sykes of Montana; aunts, uncles and cousins in Willows.
Rory will be missed by his family and all of his friends in Chico and Susanville.
There will be a time to say goodbye to Rory and a celebration of life at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
April 9th, 2015 6:13 am
Just saw your sad story on TV . May your son rest in peace and I will keep him in my prayers. Stay strong.
March 10th, 2014 11:21 am
Rory, we always enjoyed your playful spirit, infectious smile and watching you be a kind brother.
May your spirit be at peace and your family be able to hold on to the happy memories.
Lori & Ken Rice
neighbors from Monterey St.
March 8th, 2014 7:18 pm
I just saw your story. I know I didn't know you but I just wanted to say goodbye. And God bless your family
February 10th, 2014 11:43 pm
I am so so sorry. This was a senseless tragedy and I pray for the hearts and spirits of his family. May he rest in paradise.
March 12th, 2013 5:33 pm
I never got the chance to meet you, but I am friends with your little sister faith and I know your story. I hope you are at peace & are looking down at faith right now and seeing how hard she is making an effort in making you proud of her. You are missed every day by your loved ones and are constantly being thought of. Rest in paradise.
August 24th, 2012 5:11 pm
If tears could build a stairwell
and memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say good-bye...
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness
and secret tears still flow,
What it means to lose you
no one will ever know.
shavonne and mallory o'connell
July 4th, 2012 7:19 pm
we love you more than you ever knew and i miss you with all my heart. Im taking shot in rememberance of you and pouring one out for you.
November 24th, 2011 12:28 pm
Big brother, I miss you each and everyday and I'm always trying to make you proud. Even though you aren't here with us your still my role model. We will all see you again one day. I love you rest in peace
September 1st, 2011 11:42 am
What a tragedy. My heart goes out to Carol, Dave, Shawna, Faith, Sandy and the rest of Rory's family. I will never forget what a crazy little red headed ball of energy he was. He wore Lindsay and Robin out when they all got together. Be at peace, Rory.
August 5th, 2011 2:01 pm
My deepest sympathy to Carol & family. Rory was the MOST ADORABLE child I have ever seen!
His red hair & blue eyes just made you happy. My husband & I were fortunate enough to spend time with Rory when he would come to our house to help with our yard. He was a very hard worker & very respectful. His infectious smile will remain a constant memory . . .
July 17th, 2011 10:09 am
Having known Rory for the last five years, I am very sorry for his untimely passing. I will miss his enthusiasm, his smile and laughter, and kidding him about his shoes. I was looking forward to seeing what Rory would do with his life. Rory was always looking forward to the best he could be. May his family and friends find peace.
Kim Taylor Susanville Ca.
July 16th, 2011 8:01 am
I worked with Rory at Iron Horse Gym and loved him alot. He was a wonderrful hard working loving kid.. and i miss him terribly. My heart breaks for this sadness. May his family find peace and love and know i send them all my prayers.
July 14th, 2011 2:34 pm
To the family and friends of Rory,
I'm so sorry for the tragic loss of Rory. I'm happy that I was able to meet Rory at my dad's (and Rory's uncle, Larry Wood) retirement party. He was so sweet, polite and friendly. I can't imagine the heartache that you all must be experiencing. It has been a comfort to talk with David on a few occasions since Rory passed and be back in touch with family. I hope in time that all your memories of Rory will help to heal the pain. Much love and deepest sympathy, Debbey (cousin) and Taylor Gaskins
Michelle Liles Phillips
July 14th, 2011 1:32 pm
Carol, Shawna, Faith and Sandy...words cannot describe what I have been feeling since I heard about Rory. I remember going out to the Afterbay on the boat with all of you...good times to be certain. I have such wonderful memories of Rory! Please know that I am thinking of all of you and know that you will get through this incredibly trying time.
July 14th, 2011 12:16 pm
Dave, Carol, Shawna, and all family members,You've been heavy on my heart since I herd.So many years have gone by since we all hung out, but seems like yesterday. Life seems too short.
Were not supposed to loose our children. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you in this time of mourning. I can't even comprehend the pain your going through. My prayers go out for strength and peace. I remember Rory's red hair, always reminded me of your mom Dave.Forever in my heart. OREO
Russell & Angie Gramps
July 13th, 2011 9:55 pm
So sorry this happened to your family. Our hearts go out to you, Shawna and Faith. Be strong and remember
he is always thinking of you. With deepest sympathy. Love The Gramps Family
July 13th, 2011 5:37 pm
There are no words to explain how I feel about losing Rory as we have. I am so sorry Mcguire, know that you are in my heart and prayers everyday. I remember working at HDSP and knowing you as a counselor and soon after as Rory's Dad and I Robert's mom. We have been through alot with these boys but they made a turn around for the good. Robert told me Rory was doing good and I can still hear Rory's words in the back ground, "Tell your mom I said hi". This is a horrible nightmare and I pray you will find love, closure,forgivness, and peace within your heart. It's hard but the Lord will see you through. God Bless.
July 13th, 2011 9:35 am
I have lost a son also at the young age of 22. I know your pain and wish I had words to take away your pain but there aren't any. I know the anger you must feel, my son was killed by a drunk driver. I live in Lassen County and I am so sorry for this senseless, needless act. May Gods Blessings be on all to give you comfort in your times of need. My condolences to everyone.
July 12th, 2011 1:36 pm
I last saw Rory on Christmas day when he enjoyed a holiday meal with my cousin and our families.
I've known Rory for quite some time-he was maybe 13? when I first met him. I was especially drawn to him because lots of my family have red hair, but I was not blessed with a red haired child like I wanted. His huge personality clinched my like for him! He was always around my cousin and they were more like brothers. They were soooooo close, and loved to horse around.
At Christmas, my husband spoke to Rory about his future plans, and we were so pleased to hear he intended to get his degree!
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. Rory will be greatly missed. His candle burned out way too early, but allow his memory to prevail. Make his senseless death count for something.
Patty & Ken Robson
July 12th, 2011 9:48 am
We met Rory as a young boy, as he walked past our home from school, or friends, or work.
Sometimes he'd stop by and chat, and other days just a wave and a hello.... but always a friendly greeting.
We'll miss Rory around the neighborhood.
July 7th, 2011 7:48 pm
May the family of Rory McGuire find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34;18) He has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,
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