Dalton Wohlfeil-Watson Memorial

$45,750 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 390 people in 20 months
Laurel Gregory
on behalf of Stephanie Watson
 SANTA ANA, CA


Dalton Wohlfeil-Watson, age 19,  son of Jim and Stephanie Wohlfeil-Watson, took his life in the early morning hours of May 4 at their home in Orange, CA.  Jim, Stephanie, and Dalton's little sister Eden (age 10) are overwhelmed with grief and in need of support from their community, friends and family. The pain associated with the loss of their son occurring in the apartment they reside in makes it too painful for them to return. Due to Jim's disability, he is unable to work. Stephanie, as the provider of their primary source of income is dedicated to her carreer but will need time off to heal and be with Eden and Jim.  Throughout the many medical, financial and emotional struggles they have faced in the past 22 years, they have never asked for any aid.  This devastating happening has compelled me and other loved ones to reach out on their behalf.

They are not staying in their home at this time, but notes and cards can be forwarded to: Journey Christian Church, 4849 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604.  A memorial service will likely be held at The Journey; details will be forthcoming.   

Dalton was a believer in Christ and was active in the college ministry at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim., as well as music ministry at Bayside Church in Bradenton, Florida.

We have had an outpouring of friends, family and associates contact their family and ask how they can help.  This is an option in leiu of flowers, plants, or anything that will fade away.  Our desire is to lessen the stress of their financial burden of housing, memorial expenses and grief couseling during this agonizing time.
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Update 2
Posted by Laurel Gregory
18 months ago
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Hello,
Steph asked me to post this update to the account .

" We have been so incredibly humbled by everyone's generosity. Words really cant begin to touch the depth of our gratitude to all of you. You have taken the financial hardship off our shoulders so that we can heal and rebuild after the loss of Dalton . Removing the monetary burden is an indescribable relief. Your giving leaves us speechless. Thank you so much for selflessly donating to our family so that we can start anew. We thank you and love you so much , Love Steph "
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Update 1
Posted by Laurel Gregory
20 months ago
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Your incredibly generous donations are such a blessing to Dalton's family. Your outpouring of love and support has been a glimmer of light for the Wohlfeil -Watson family and has allowed them to focus on what matters most right now. Your donations are making a difference every day as they move through this devastating loss. Because of each and every one of you they are able to cover the expenses they have faced and are not burdened by finances in the midst of their painful journey. As the donations continue to climb, their burdens continue to lessen. Words can not adequately express their gratitude! Thank you and God bless you all!

I will continue to update you all.
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Terri Warren
20 months ago
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Jim , Stephanie and Edenl, Dalton was an amazing kid. We loved his spirit. We enjoyed being on baseball teams with him. I know words can't bring him back but know his spirit still permeates and shines. Please please do not hesitate to call us or if you need anything, we are here. I am so sorry for the loss of your child. My heart hurts so badly

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Rachelle Gillerman
20 months ago
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I am heartbroken for your loss. Dalton was such a fun loving young man. I have fond memories of the boys playing baseball. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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Ronda Curry Correa
20 months ago

My heart is filed with joy, in the times we are living in, for people to give, it shows me the face and heart of God, the God of hope... they deserve this more than we could ever imagine, and I'm blessed to see how much each and every one has given.... the Lord says he will provide, and boy is he faithful... it's nice to see his outstretched arms loving on everyone of you, for your generosity.... May it be well with your souls..... and my favorite part of a song by David Crowder band...... *Earth has no sorrows, Heaven can't heal*... thank all of you for helping my friend... Ronda Correa

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Annette Mercado
20 months ago

I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie and Jim and their beautiful kida from their home a few yeara back. I will always remember how kind they where to me and my daughters. I am so sad from hearing this news. May God comfort you through this painful event. With Love Annette

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Seetha Sundararaman
20 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family Stephanie ,Jim and Eden.

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Jim Richard
20 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all Stephanie

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Dorothy M Schautz-Wilson
20 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the family.

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$45,750 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 390 people in 20 months
Created May 5, 2017
Laurel Gregory
on behalf of Stephanie Watson
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LL
$300
Lori Libby
18 months ago
MM
$20
Mike Mcgehee
18 months ago

You will not be forgotten Dalton! Much love to the family!

JM
$100
Jolin and Dustin Milberg
18 months ago
$100
Anonymous
18 months ago
KV
$20
Kim Vu
19 months ago
$50
Tiffany Hamilton
19 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and praying for you during this time!

MK
$50
Michael Kelley
19 months ago
PS
$150
Penelope Sage
20 months ago
NS
$50
Nick Swertlow
20 months ago
ML
$50
Mandy Lai
20 months ago
Terri Warren
20 months ago
3
3

Jim , Stephanie and Edenl, Dalton was an amazing kid. We loved his spirit. We enjoyed being on baseball teams with him. I know words can't bring him back but know his spirit still permeates and shines. Please please do not hesitate to call us or if you need anything, we are here. I am so sorry for the loss of your child. My heart hurts so badly

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Rachelle Gillerman
20 months ago
1
1

I am heartbroken for your loss. Dalton was such a fun loving young man. I have fond memories of the boys playing baseball. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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Ronda Curry Correa
20 months ago

My heart is filed with joy, in the times we are living in, for people to give, it shows me the face and heart of God, the God of hope... they deserve this more than we could ever imagine, and I'm blessed to see how much each and every one has given.... the Lord says he will provide, and boy is he faithful... it's nice to see his outstretched arms loving on everyone of you, for your generosity.... May it be well with your souls..... and my favorite part of a song by David Crowder band...... *Earth has no sorrows, Heaven can't heal*... thank all of you for helping my friend... Ronda Correa

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Annette Mercado
20 months ago

I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie and Jim and their beautiful kida from their home a few yeara back. I will always remember how kind they where to me and my daughters. I am so sad from hearing this news. May God comfort you through this painful event. With Love Annette

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Seetha Sundararaman
20 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family Stephanie ,Jim and Eden.

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Jim Richard
20 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all Stephanie

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Dorothy M Schautz-Wilson
20 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the family.

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