SANTA BARBARA, Calif.
Mark Meza Jr. ,known as Marky, made music, photography, and art.
Family friend Cristi Michelon Vasquez said, " Marky's star was extinguished too soon."
Meza, 20, died in the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks where he worked as a busboy.
His family will be in Thousand Oaks for a memorial garden dedication on the one year anniversary on Nov. 7.
"I think that the Meza family is really marking this time of year in their memories of Marky, and cherishing their happy times that they had and trying to really relish in that, so they are not focused on the sadness of his loss, "said Michelon Vasquez.
Meza went to Carpineria High School. At his memorial service in Santa Barbara last November relatives said he wrote about becoming the person he wanted to be.
They created the Marky Meza Jr. Foundation to support local art and music programs and to keep his memory alive.