Denalda was buddies with Leiya from Oakland parties, potlucks, and gatherings, having met through mutual friends. She was fun, friendly, and loved by everyone she met. I was friends with Ben after dating his housemate and through watching him play shows with bands over the years. He was an intelligent sweetheart who delved into the most fascinating conversations. You can tell by the outpour of meaningful comments and photos on their facebook pages, shout outs for them at the Lake Merritt Ghost Ship vigil, and the sharing of memories between countless Bay Area artists and musicians, that these were wonderful people with big hearts. The world will certainly miss these two!