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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