Dalton Wohlfeil-Watson Memorial
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.
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 "
I will continue to update you all.
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
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
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
My thoughts and prayers are with your family Stephanie ,Jim and Eden.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all Stephanie
So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the family.