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David A Wilson

Daniel Patrick Wilson in the Land of the Free, May 2000

April 16 at 7:34pm

David A Wilson

Be free, my little brother, rest easy. I love you. Daniel Patrick Wilson - Born July 22, 1965, Died April 16, 2010 Liberated this day from earthly pains and cares.

April 16 at 7:38pm Only Friends

Marla Hills-Powers


April 16 at 7:52pm

Elsie Militar

I'm sorry for your loss, David. That is a great picture you have of him from 2000.

April 16 at 7:57pm

Melacha V Quirke

Oh...David...I am so so sorry...he will be missed. Unfortunately I hadn't seen him since Pinel, but I loved reading his emails and chatting with him that way.

April 16 at 7:57pm

Nicole Hills

Daniel Patrick Wilson, July 22, 1965-April 16, 2010, my beloved brother-in-law, my daughter's beloved Uncle Loud, Rest in Peace. Your beautiful spirit soars free through the wilderness—you filled every bit of life with life.

April 16 at 8:32pm

Marla Hills-Powers

love that pic of Daniel:-)

April 16 at 8:39pm

Laura Kornfield Gallop

So sorry for your loss, Nicole.

April 16 at 8:54pm

Marla Hills-Powers

Daniel Patrick Wilson, July 22, 1965-April 16, 2010 ~ DANIEL you had the best spirit and zest for life. I have always loved you!!! Rest In Peace my dear friend ~ you will be missed by so many

April 16 at 8:57pm

Bonnie Candell

(hugs) Sweet message, Nicole!

April 16 at 8:59pm

Efrain Sevilla

Sorry about your friend.

April 16 at 9:02pm

Marla Hills-Powers

Thanks Ef he was my niece's uncle, but just like a brother to me.

April 16 at 9:06pm

Dave Padilla

He must have been well loved. My condolences to you and your family.

April 16 at 9:25pm

Rich Young

I am so sorry for your loss Dave. My heart goes out to you and your family.

April 16 at 9:41pm

Sharon Back Carlin

I'm sure he's on top of the tower looking across all the mustard flowers and feeling the love us Pinelians remember him with. To Danny ... I love you. ... I'll see you on the hill someday

April 16 at 9:51pm

Kate Blum

Rest in peace my beautiful cousin Daniel.

Thank you for the bear hugs, the guitar lessons, the "waves" and the love. You were the most real human being I've ever known, a lesson to us all to feel what we need to feel, to say what we need to say and to love through thick and thin.

Daniel Patrick Wilson-July 22, 1965 to April 16, 2010

April 16 at 9:56pm

Brenna Hills-Wilson

Daniel Patrick Wilson - July 22, 1965 to April 16, 2010 - To my beloved Uncle Dan, rest in peace. I will carry your memory with me always. You will be missed and forever loved. Here's to you, Uncle Loud.

April 16 at 10:27pm

Nicole Reader

So sorry. My thoughts are with you.

April 16 at 10:36pm

Harold F. Crockett Jr.

Sorry for your loss, Marla.

April 16 at 10:38pm

Ally De Torres


April 16 at 10:41pm

Barbara Thomas

I'm thinking of you Nicole.. I'm sorry.

April 16 at 10:47pm

Dione DeMarr Howard

I'm so sorry Marla...too young.

April 16 at 10:54pm

Nicole Galvan

im sorry for your lost. you want me to bring you cookies

April 16 at 10:55pm

Connie Ogrady

so sorry, please take care

April 16 at 11:20pm

Jennifer Schapiro

So sorry Kate he was so young , love to you and your family.

April 16 at 11:26pm

Roxan S Hartstein

rest in peace... truly sorry kate.. to young to leave this earth.. Yes live each moment to the matter what. Love through thick and thin is the best :) Hugs

April 17 at 12:19am

Danielle Swiontek

I'm so sorry Nicole.

April 17 at 6:56am

Carol Nye

I am so sorry to hear of your families' loss. What beautiful memories you've shared. Love to you all, Carol

April 17 at 7:02am

Marla Hills-Powers

thanks Hap and Dione XOXO

April 17 at 7:10am

Melanie Hofmann

He was much younger than me and I don't remember him from Pinel, but his energy and spirit are missed nonetheless. Be good to yourself during this tender time. With love, Melanie

April 17 at 7:14am

Marla Hills-Powers

He was such a soaring spirit ~ loved him!!

April 17 at 7:17am

Suzie Tee

Oh Kate, so sorry to hear. Thinking of you and all of Daniel's family.

April 17 at 7:32am

Stephanie Perry

Sorry for your loss Marla

April 17 at 9:40am

Dena De Angelo

Wow. Reminds us all how fleeting our lives are. Sounds like he was a special person. Hold on to those lovely memories. They are such gifts.

April 17 at 12:42pm

Amy Loofbourow

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kate. Thinking of you and all of Daniel's friends and family...

April 17 at 2:51pm

Kate Blum

Thank you all for such kind words. This obviously came as quite a shock to all of us, but this was a man who had so much LIFE that it will carry on within us. Have a beer for and cherish the moments you have with the ones you love.

April 17 at 3:45pm

Nicole Hills

so much shock and grief...I so appreciate your supportive comments--thank you!

April 17 at 4:40pm

Marla Hills-Powers

thanks Stephanie XOXO

April 17 at 6:04pm

Kari Nevil

ooooh - another angel shining down on us. blessings, kari

April 17 at 6:08pm

Timothy R. Flynn

Holy shit. So sorry to hear this. Such an epic being. Not only a person has passed - an era. Give BR my love.

April 17 at 6:28pm

Timothy R. Flynn

a week ago yesterday my Dad died. Now I find out today Brynna's uncle Daniel - a truly epic being (and a young man) died. Why are all the giants leaving?

April 17 at 6:46pm

Elisabeth Labis Mac Mahon

so sorry to read such sad news. it is always hard to loose your loved ones, but when they are young, it is even worse as there is a feeling of injustice, that they weren't given the opportunity to do it all...

April 17 at 8:34pm

Lisa Huala Clark

We are all epic, though many don't know it yet. Maybe the great ones are leaving to push/inspire the rest of us into manifesting our own greatness?

April 17 at 10:05pm

Krysta Hopper

aw... many hugs and lots of love to you hun. I feel for you.

April 17 at 10:22pm

Terry Ellis

Daniel really was a giant both in his personality and in physical size. Rest in peace Daniel.

April 18 at 6:38am

Terry Ellis

Rest in peace Daniel. I'm sorry for your loss nikki.

April 18 at 6:40am

Terry Ellis

I'm so sorry for your loss Brenna. I'll raise a glass to Daniel.

April 18 at 6:51am

Siobhan Flynn

So Sorry to hear this. Please send Brynna our love. xoxo s

April 18 at 8:20am

David A Wilson

Daniel had suffered the last several years from Hemochromatosis - a rare disorder that causes excess iron to accumulate in the body. He had seemed to be on the mend, but the disease had stressed his internal organs, and Friday morning his heart burst.

I am imagining that there was too much love in his heart, and now it has spilled out as light and is everywhere. I am grateful that he is no longer in pain.

April 19 at 4:24am

Diedra Atkins

David –

Our brothers were brothers.

I have so many memories of Danny - his silliness, his beautiful smile, the mischief in his eyes.

My arms are around you in a heartfelt embrace as my heart breaks for you and your family.

Please let us know if you plan a get together to honor his memory....

April 19 at 10:14am

Elizabeth Wilson

so will I....well said

April 19 at 5:50pm

Kimberly Kenney Martinez

When I think of Danny the first thing I see is his smile. Heaven shine much brighter this day because of Danny’s presents. My prayers are with you and your family

April 19 at 9:18pm

David A Wilson

In accordance with his wishes, Daniel will be buried in the cemetery in Juliaetta, Idaho, dressed in his leathers, and in a plain pine box. The burial will occur on Thursday, April 22 at Noon. There will be two memorial gatherings for Daniel in the near future, first in the Port Townsend, Washington area, and then later in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will announce exact details of the memorials as soon as they are decided on.

April 20 at 7:38pm

David A Wilson

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -- John Lennon

April 20 at 8:21pm

Marla Hills-Powers

I just said that quote tonight :-) xoxo

April 20 at 8:29pm

Elaine Wallace

David - you are in my and Marilyn's thoughts and prayers!

April 21 at 8:55am

Mark Walsh

David, I am sad like everybody, but also happy knowing that he got to have you for a brother. Peace.

April 21 at 10:11pm

Kate Blum

All my love being directed towards my wonderful, gentle, silly cousin Dan today as he is buried, according to his wishes, in his wife's hometown in Idaho. His grave might be there, but his spirit and light is much alive all around us

April 21 at 11:26pm

Kate Blum I'm wrapping my arms around you, John, Helga and Chris as you bury Dan today. Know that we're all there in our hearts and sending you so much love

April 21 at 11:29pm

Nicole Hills

I feel his spirit, his light, everywhere

April 22 at 9:52am

Nicole Hills

yes...all my love to all of you

April 22 at 9:45am

Roxan S Hartstein

Dave and I are wishing your family many healthy memories and happiness today in your time of sorrow... much love and care!!! oooxoxo

April 22 at 8:13pm

Nicole Hills

thinking of Daniel with so much love as he is buried today...I feel his joyful spirit and energy everywhere...remembering times backpacking and camping in the sierras, feeling really connected to the earth, the trees, the rocks, the rivers, the animals...feeling the truth of life

April 22 at 10:08am

David A Wilson

With love, laughter, and tears, we returned Daniel’s body to the earth on Earth Day. It was raining hard all morning, and raining still when we began. The cemetery was muddy, but the rain ended before the service concluded, and then the sun came out and it was a brilliant, sunny afternoon. In addition to myself, Chris, and my mom and dad, some of Chris’ relatives from the town turned out in the rain, including her nephew “Little” Ed, who is a guy as big as Daniel was! (And I sure felt Daniel’s weight when we carried his pine-box casket to the grave.) Then who should show up, but our dear friend of 30 years, Tom Phipps, who had driven 6 hours from Helena, Montana, to be present. At noon, the Juliaetta town whistle, normally blown at that time for 20 seconds, was let to wail for a full 2 minutes in honor of Dan – For me that was the moment of greatest emotion. We played a recording of Jerry Garcia singing “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” and then remembered Daniel with stories. It was left to me to read the lines “On Death” from Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet.” – A passage that Daniel always read at the funerals of those that he loved. After he was buried, we stopped in town at the Bottoms Up for a drink, and then back to Lewiston where my family and Phipps had many drinks in Daniel’s honor. Today is a new day, and we proceed in light and life.

April 23 at 6:55am

David A Wilson

Forgot to include this important Daniel detail... At the service conclusion, we lit off bottle rockets, and those who wished fired off Dan's shotgun. His wife Chris - who he had never been able to get to fire a gun - fired the last shot.

April 23 at 7:01am

Nicole Hills

remembering Daniel singing and playing this song on his guitar...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man

April 23 at 11:01am

Kate Blum

SO incredibly beautiful, David. I so wish we had been there, but THANK YOU for sharing this

April 23 at 10:36pm

David A Wilson

On Death

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.... See More

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

-- Kahlil Gibran

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