OBITUARY

David Alan Edmonds

April 15, 1977March 12, 2018
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David Alan Edmonds was born on April 15, 1977 in Jackson, Michigan and passed away on March 12, 2018 in Fallbrook, California.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 22, 2018
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David Alan Edmonds

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Christy Edmonds

April 13, 2018

Humberto Donnie Farmer

As I sit here alone in a crowded terminal, my mind is 10,000 miles away.
My eyes are locked on the horizon.
Somewhere in the dessert, my heart lies still.
What could have ever happened that this was your only option?
I so wish you would have reached out.
Had I known the things they would tell me, and the questions they would ask, I might not have come.
But this pain is my reminder,
That while the world continues to roll over and over on itself,
Leveling mountains and dredging entire seas,
You will remain.
I will take that peace with me back into the mountains,
And while I know with great sorrow that the silhouette I see on the horizon,
Will never be you.
I will hold the light high and watch for you in reverence.

Mary Fox

April 13, 2018

Death Is Nothing At All
by Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
And the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Andrew Edmonds

April 2, 2018

Brother:

1: a male who has the same parents as another or one parent in common with another
2: one related to another by common ties or interests
3: a fellow member
4: one of a type similar to another

Dave is my brother in all ways. We are born to the same parents; we both love music that we can jam to for hours; we forged ourselves into men in the United States Marine Corps; and our similarities know no bounds. Dave meant so much to me throughout my life. When we were young Dave spoke for me, literally. As we grew, he watched out for me relentlessly. As teenagers we fought like only brothers can fight. And as Marines we found promise in our service to this great nation. I miss him in all ways.

Several weeks before Dave left this world I spent a weekend with him in Yucaipa. I met his family for the first time and we all had a terrific time together. We spent the night eating great steak and chicken Dave grilled for us. Then we moved on to a hangout spot, Brewcaipa, and had a few beers with his wonderful friends. The next morning, while suffering only a mild hangover, we had a delicious breakfast at a local favorite, Clarkie’s Diner. I had not seen Dave in a long while and I was so happy to see that he made a wonderful life for his family in beautiful SoCal. At the end of breakfast, we made plans to visit again the coming month.

Unfortunately, that visit will have to wait a little longer. When we meet again we will drink a good drink, talk a good story, and eat like our bellies are never full. Rest in Peace my Brother. Your watch has ended.

Always Beside You,
Andy

Julie Thomas-Beckett

March 28, 2018

I remember when David was born. I was 15 at the time, and got to babysit him when my Aunt Christy and Uncle Al got to go out. I held him all the time...sitting on their porch or just walking around the house. I missed them when they moved away, but recall David meeting my own children some 25 years later. He was then a kind gentle hearted man who was so good with people. I can imagine a gentle heart such as his did his best to carry the pains of the world. He is not alone. Now we all carry him in our hearts, wishing for peace, and forever grateful for his impact in this world.

Megan Ward

March 25, 2018

The first time I met Dave, he was bringing kym coffee to work on a Friday afternoon on his way home from base.( Not only did he do this once... but all the time!) Being Kyms assistant, i was nervous to meet her husband so I gave him the most awkward handshake and saw him next at our office Christmas party. We bonded over liking the same beer and Dave so nicely bought a round for my boyfriend and I. Seeing him periodically at work bringing kym Starbucks and snacks and hearing stories kym would tell me I could see just how sweet Dave was. From doing yoga with the puppies to perfecting instant pot meals for dinner. Dave, I'll miss seeing you around and promise to give kym all the support and laughter she'll need. Cheers to you Dave 🍻

Krystal Kellison

March 25, 2018

I met Dave through Kym after they so lovingly allowed me to become the FURever mom to a dog that they found & fostered. I then became their dog sitter! Dave was ALWAYS friendly & kind when I’d come by or run into them at the store and Starbucks, of course! I didn’t know him well, but I know his passing is a BIG loss to his family, his friends, & our Country. Praying for comfort in your hearts now & always. Enjoy the pictures of the dogs. I’m sure they miss their daddy too!

Alexander Staab

March 24, 2018

I first met the Edmonds family playing baseball and basketball against Dave's younger brother Scott in grade school. We later joined forces at Rockhurst HS and the rest was history for Scott, Michael Day and I. As we grew, and we transitioned from from boys to men, Dave seemed to always be there. He got me my first Job at Banana Republic where he used to work, and I had my first drink at a bar with Scott, Mike and Him at the Velvet Dog. Us young guys were so excited, but he taught us how to act, how to behave. I used to visit him him Lawrence KS, and him and I would come home and talk (mostly me asking and listening). I miss those times and I miss him. My God watch over your family at your side. You are truly missed... Thank you for being the older brother I never had. I know everyone who knew you was blessed and we all miss you. We know you are watching from above. Godspeed Dave! You always did right!

Jenna Ory

March 24, 2018

I didn't even know I had this photo until I walked by my computer yesterday and it caught my eye, as my screen saver continuously cycles through nearly 18,000 photos. Anyway, in my previous comment I explained how touched I was at Dave's interest in my son and his efforts to know him and just be involved. At the time of this photo, Jordan and Rian were headed to Prom. Dave was a very sensitive and caring man. I am glad my son knew him. This picture says it all.

Brianna Cheistensen

March 23, 2018

Although I did not know David all that well, what I do know is that he was a true, kind and humble man. I work at Starbucks and had the privilege of making his and his wife’s coffee almost every day. Working everyday with grumpy customers and people who don’t appreciate you is rough but whenever Kym and David would come in the atmosphere would change. David would greet all of us working and take the time to ask how we were doing, I appreciate that so much. He treated us so kindly and would always offer up a big and bright smile. David will be greatly missed but I’m so thankful I had the slightest opportunity to know him and serve him a cup of coffee everyday.

Kem Miller

March 23, 2018

I never knew David, and that's clearly my loss. I was best friends with his father in high school.
I can tell by the memorials that he had a lot of Al's personality, and then some. It was Rian's letter that prompted me to write this -- right after I dried my eyes. May you rest in peace, sir.