Richard Elliott Wilson


Richard Elliott Wilson

1958 – 2013

Richard Wilson, 55,  was born February 1, 1958 to Walter and Joyce Wilson in Bangkok, Thailand while his father served in the United States military.  Rick served with the USMC for 6 years from 1975-1981.  He was a member of the California Funeral Director’s Association, British Association of Embalmers, was an Associate of Clinical Anatomists and was Director of the Will Body Program, UCSD, from 1989 – 2009.  Since 1982 Rick worked as a trade embalmer serving various funeral homes.  He was an accomplished embalmer, easy to work with and appreciated by the funeral directors who knew him.  Rick was also an outdoors man – enjoying fishing and falconry.

Rick is survived by his wife, Rosamaria of Ramona, sons Scott (Ashley) of San Diego, Sean (fiancee Denise Carrillo) of Los Angeles and Timothy of Ramona.  Rick is also survived by his brothers Steve of Kent, Washington and Bob of San Diego.  He will also be missed by a host of  friends that worked with him in various capacities.  Rick put a smile on your face and always had a good story to share.  He will truly be missed.

A funeral mass will take place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Ramona, on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:30am.  A rosary will proceed Mass at 9am.  Burial will take place at 12 noon, Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, with military honors.

Rick requested memorial donations be made to the Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside, CA.

Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service assisted the family.



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  1. Margaret and Ken Scheib :

    Rosa, Scott, Sean and Tim, we will miss Rick greatly. Our prayers are with you during the difficult time. Love always, the Scheib Family

  2. Joel and Jamie Ellis :

    Sean, Wally, and Family,

    Jamie and I offer our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Although we have been friends for 10 years, unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet the man that you both spoke often of. I know he was a rock to you guys and you will miss him dearly.

    You should be proud of your dad, his service to our country, and his many accomplishments. We are forever indebted to him for his service.

    Praying for you guys from Minnesota.

    Joel and Jamie Ellis
    Eden Prairie, MN

  3. Rick was a man of godly character who had a heart that was steadfast and true.
    He had a deep and ever-increasing love for his wife,sons,family and friends. I will truly miss my friend and brother. Rest in peace till we meet again.

  4. Janet Baxendale :

    Loved Rick’s spirit and he gave Rosa a most wonderful life full of freedom and life and hope.

  5. Mark Whitehead :

    Rick was a treasured friend and a wonderful colleague here at UCSD in the School of Medicine. I really, really, liked him. Always funny, smart, incisive. I will miss him terribly!

  6. Edward Pashley :

    I had the pleasure of working with Rick for a few, very short years. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

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