William Dale Wilson passed away April 14, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., surrounded by his family.
Bill was born September 11, 1951 to Kenneth and Doris Wilson in Grand Junction, Colo. Bill lived in Norwood, Colo., 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, as a cowboy, a 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 of Moab, daughter Tristan (Chris) Salazar of Lasalle, Colo., brothers Clark (Teresa) Wilson of Moab and Dave (Cheryl) Wilson of Mountain View, Calif., and sister Becky McCormick of Moab. He had two nieces, two nephews, four grandchildren, and ten great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth Wilson and Doris (William) McDougald and nephew Simon Limas.