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Bill Dale Wilson

Born: 9/11/1951, Grand Junction, Colorado
Death: 4/14/2013, Grand Junction, Colorado
Service: 04/20/2013, 2:00 pm, Gravel Pit Lanes Bowling Alley

William Dale Wilson passed away April 14, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Co surrounded by his family.

Bill was born September 11,1951 to Kenneth and Doris (Wilson) McDougald in Grand Junction, Co. Bill lived in Norwood, Co as a young child. When he was 11 he moved to Moab with his family, when both of his parents took jobs as school teachers. He attended Grand County Schools and graduated in 1969. Throughout high school Bill and his brothers found a passion for drag racing. They built fast cars and great memories.

After high school, Bill married Colleen Stocks. They had two children Dusty and Tristan. His kids were always the true love of his life. They both held a special place in his heart.

Bill was a handy and talented guy. He worked for the State Road Department, cowboy, and heavy equipment operator and many other trades. He had natural ability for operating heavy equipment. He continued this line of work through out his whole life.

Bill was a cowboy, plain and simple. He enjoyed everything about it, from branding to riding herd. He loved team roping and riding. He will be missed by the great life long friends he made during these years. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and spending quality time with his family. Camping, hunting, and fishing were all favorite pastimes of his.

Bill is survived by his son Dusty Wilson (Moab), daughter Tristan (Chris) Salazar, LaSalle,Co..Brothers Clark (Teresa) Wilson, Moab, Dave (Cheryl) Wilson,Mt. View, Ca..Sister Becky McCormick, Moab. He had 2 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 grandchildren, and 10 great nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth Wilson, and Doris (William) McDougald, and nephew Simon Limas.

A wake will be held by his family in his honor on Saturday April 20th , 2 pm. at The Gravel Pit Lanes 1078 Millcreek Drive, Moab UT. Everyone loved Bill, come and share memories with us.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up at Zions National Bank 330 South Main St Moab, UT 84532 under William Wilson.


4/18/2013 - I'm going to miss you Billy. We had some good 4-wheel'in times in Moab. My prayers are with your family. - Craig Larsen

4/18/2013 - Please accept your deepest condolences for your loss. - John & Kimberly Jones

4/17/2013 - Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. The wonderful memories you shared with Bill is what will see you through this difficult time. He will be missed and remembered fondly by all of us. - Pat Salazar

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