Veterans organization to honor dead student

Stephanie Lawson, senior sustainable manufacturing major and SVO supporter, and Josh Chartier, senior sustainable manufacturing major and SVO member, sell roses and accept donations.Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

The Student Veterans Organization tabled near Siskiyou Hall Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept cards and letters addressed toward Jimmy Yang or his family.

Yang, 30, a Chico State student and U.S. Army Veteran, died Saturday.

The organization sold Valentine’s Day roses as a club fundraiser, also in hopes of providing Yang’s family a gift with a portion of the proceeds, Smith said.

The roses sold out by noon, and the jar dedicated solely to Yang gained about $20, Smith said.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to send letters and cards of condolences, according to a campus-wide email. Letters can be addressed to Yang’s parents, Jo and Sung Yang, at 195 Matadero Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

A private service is being held for Yang, according to the email.

Yessenia Funes can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_yfunes on Twitter.