Gooden Center
A residential drug treatment center for men located in Pasadena, CA. The Gooden Center is a proud member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

(626) 356-0078
191 North El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 US

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In Memoriam

JESSE LOREN BALWAN

JUNE 22, 1977 – AUGUST 26, 2017

FORTY YEARS AND 3 MONTHS AGO JESSE WAS BORN AT CEDAR SINAI HOSPITAL, LOS ANGELES. HE WAS A FEISTY BABY.

HIS EARLY SCHOOL YEARS WERE AT R.D. WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO WHICH HE WALKED WITH HIS
SISTER MELEA. LATER HE ATTENDED WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO WHICH HE ALSO WALKED, AND
IN 1995 HE GRADUATED FROM GLENDALE HIGH. HIS LAST FORMAL SCHOOL WAS AT CERRITOS COLLEGE
FROM WHICH HE GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS.

HERE WAS NOT A DAY GONE BY THAT HE DID NOT MAKE SOMEONE SMILE OR LAUGH.
WHOMEVER JESSE BEFRIENDED THEY REMAINED A FRIEND FOR LIFE.

JESSE HAD A WITTY SENSE OF HUMOR AND A VERY CREATIVE EYE. HE HELD A DEEP LOVE FOR ART AND
MUSIC. HIS PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND EVERYDAY DRAWINGS WILL BE CHERISHED THROUGHOUT
OUR LIFE TIMES.

WE, THE FAMILY, HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE HAD JESSE SHARE HIS MANY HAPPY EXPERIENCES
AND STORIES FROM HIS WORLD TRAVELS. JESSE WAS SEEKING THE TRUTHS IN LIFE THROUGH ALL HIS
ADVENTURES.

JESSE LOVED HIS FAMILY DEARLY.
JESSE WAS A DEVOTED FATHER.HIS GREATEST JOY IN LIFE WAS THE BIRTH OF HIS SON.
JESSE SPENT THE LAST DAY OF HIS LIFE SHARING HIS LOVE WITH HIS SON.

JESSE WILL BE EXTREMELY MISSED BY ALL, BUT HIS SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN THE HEARTS AND
THOUGHTS OF THOSE HE TOUCHED.

REST IN PEACE MY SON,

BALWAN FAMILY