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A Life Cut Short

Conrad was born on May 12, 1984 and he died on May 21, 2003. The following is a view of his life as seen through the eyes of his family and friends. This is a difficult task, so please have patience while these pages are put together.

If you would like to share your memories of Conrad on this page would you please email them to us so that we may add them.

Thank you.

Conrad Michael was born in Palm Springs, California at 1:48 P.M. on Saturday the 12th day of May 1984 to Elizabeth "Pinkie" De La Rosa. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches in length. His father is Leighton Anderson and he has 2 older brothers, Danny and Chris.

Conrad attended Adams/Truman Elementary School, then La Quinta Middle School and graduated in 2002 from La Quinta High School. He was just finishing his freshman year at College of the Desert where he was majoring in music.

According to the name 'Conrad' means bold, wise counselor and the name 'Michael' means who is like god.


Some of Conrad's friends have written tributes to him... and god knows we love to read them... they are a tremendous source of comfort. Thank you for sharing them with us. If you would like to add a tribute to this page click here to find out how to get it to us. To read Conrad's tributes click on a name below.

| Adrianna Martinez | Rick Salazar | Jessica Nitwitski | Alex Tasso |

Random Memories

I went through Conrad's message board and gathered together some select random memories of Conrad. Click here to view them. You can view the rest, or add some of your own, by joining our community. We would love to hear from you.

Check it out... Conrad's graduation gift from Mrs. Ptak.

Video Memories

A few days after Conrad died a memorial was held for him at College of the Desert. It was attended by his family, friends and teachers. Many of them spoke of their relationships with Conrad. A lot of their comments were videoed. You can view and listen to these here.

Letters from Earth

I never know what to say until I sit down at my computer and begin to write... and even then, it all comes out wrong...


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