Dimas Ambros Gilbuchun Minginfel
December 22, 2004 – July 23, 2020
There are no words that can describe the boy Dimas was or to describe the young man he was becoming, but we will try.
Dimas was born December 22, 2004 in Colonia, Yap, FSM to Marcellina Gow and Manuel Minginfel. Dimas was born middle child of 5 children. He has become big brother to many of his cousins who all look up to and adore him. In 2016 the Minginfel family moved to Everett, WA from Yap, FSM. He attended Eisenhower Middle School and Cascade High School, where he joined the Wrestling and Track & Field teams. Dimas loved wrestling and earned several awards throughout the School District, including State Champion in his weight class in 2018. He was looking forward to his 10th grade year and joining the Football team. He loved being outdoors as much as possible, playing basketball, fishing, camping, and hiking with family and friends and was looking forward to having one of his Grandfather’s teaching him to work on cars.
On July 23rd, 2020, while on an annual camping trip with extended family, Dimas went to play in the lake at the Wish Poosh campground with his little sister, several cousins and their Auntie Rachel. While playing, and under-current began pulling the children out into deeper water and past a drop-off. Dimas did his best to save his little sister, two cousins and a close friend while being pulled farther out and under himself. Despite his Auntie Rachel’s attempts to get to him, Dimas was pulled too far, and was lost.
Our family would like to thank the Managers of the Wish Poosh campground, the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia Basin Dive Rescue Team, and the families that were at the campground that weekend. During the worst moments of this ordeal we have been the recipients of the kind of love and kindness that exemplify who Dimas was.
Visitation will be held on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA. Visitation will be held on August 6, 2020 at 10:00 am at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA. Graveside Service will be held on August 7, 2020 at 12 noon at Woodlawn Cemetery 7509 Riverview Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
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Visitation with Reception
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Dimas Ambros Gilbuchun Minginfel
August 8, 2020
Dear Denise, this is Ms. Maria from Eisenhower. I was so saddened to hear about your brother's accident. So, so sorry this happened and can only imagine the pain you must be going through. Please accept my sincerest condolences and may the sweet memories you have of him bring you healing and comfort. Please email me if you ever want to talk or just someone to listen to you. Also, once school reopens, feel free to stop sometime and give me a hug. God bless you. Love, Ms. Maria
August 4, 2020
I was Dimas' teacher for Intro to Draw and Paint for the fall semester at Cascade High School. Dimas made quite an impression on me as he was quiet, kind, polite, and responsible. As I got to know Dimas, he opened up-especially when talking about wrestling! He always greeted me and others in the class with a smile.
My deepest condolences,
Visual Arts Teacher
Cascade High School