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09-27-2006 05:58 PM
Lowtorious I only talked to Dean a handful of times but you could just tell that he was a great guy from the get go.
Marlin Crew - keep your heads up. Keep building and wheeling for Dean.

09-27-2006 05:18 PM
BigMike For those interested, the times and directions for his Graveside and Memorial services this Saturday in Dinuba, CA have been posted on our forum through the following link:

(Page 3, Reply #105)

FYI, Everyone going from the shop will be taking their own rig to his services to help show our regards. We are encouraging everyone attending to bring their rig.

09-20-2006 04:33 PM
09-20-2006 04:25 PM
Originally Posted by megolfer
Is anyone going to do a fundraiser.
Thankyou for everyone who has expressed help for this hard time. Regarding this matter, a close friend of the family has addressed it, as well as an address to mail a letter of condolence to, on our fourm. Please see reply #69.


RIP Dean-o
09-18-2006 09:20 PM
megolfer I just saw this. RIP Dean, this is a horrible thing. Dean was a good guy. Is anyone going to do a fundraiser.
09-18-2006 06:06 PM
trampas wow, condolences
09-18-2006 05:13 PM
ferg post #4 updated with newspaper article and link.
09-18-2006 02:15 PM
UCTJ RIP Dean...I never met Dean, and I am very sorry to hear of his death, and that of his unborn child. The world is more empty now with his passing... Ill say a prayer for his wife and surviving family and friends....
09-18-2006 02:12 PM
MT4Runner RIP Dean.

My prayers are with Ladawna in the loss of both her husband and child--and with everyone who knew him.
09-18-2006 01:19 PM
Originally Posted by BigMike
Thanks Matt. This would have been their first born. ........... That is what his Project Family Cruiser was for....

God has a plan for us all and for this I will have to understand why God let it happen. I know Dean's heart was in the right place. This sure is an awaking to not hesitate with your relationship with God.
Mike, you said that very well. After reviewing the thread both here and on Marlin's site, I've noticed that Dean was an awsome man and was truly blessed, and through his blessings he touched so many other people, as well as myself. It's awsome and it brings tears to my eyes to see all the support that his memory has from his friends.

It's upsetting to think that God allowed this to happen, but then we must think of all the work that Dean has done for so many people. All the people that appreciated him and people that are affected by his living and passing.

Over the past year or so I have heard Dean's name come up quiet a few times. Whether it was from a friend that visited the shop and hung out with him, or whether it was just someone talking on the board about his great customer service, it was all great!

I finally had the honor of meeting him in person at the roundup last Saturday. We hung out for about an hour and talked about his marriage and child on the way. He was so proud he was glowing. In that short hour I realized what a great guy he was and was honored to have met him, and the honor i feel now doesn't even compare to how I felt last week.

I will continue to keep LaDawnna in my prayers that she makes a full recovery emotionally and physically.

RIP Dean, you are missed.

09-18-2006 12:37 PM
toyotajoe Im sorry to hear about Dean and his family. My regards to his Family. RIP Dean.

09-18-2006 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by BigMike
God has a plan for us all and for this I will have to understand why God let it happen. I know Dean's heart was in the right place. This sure is an awaking to not hesitate with your relationship with God.
You are so right..

Sad news
09-18-2006 11:46 AM
donkeykong123 Ladonna is recoverying, x-rays show no damage to her spine and braces have been removed so she can move around alittle. THere are still several hurdles she must face in the next couple of days. Any updates to her condition will be posted on marlins website in the chit chat forum, I will be at the hospital at lunch and will give the family all the condolences of the members of this board
09-18-2006 11:07 AM
Chris Geiger More info from TrackVino...

Local Newspaper - Fresno Bee -

Two killed in traffic accident

Two people were killed Sunday afternoon after two vehicles collided at an intersection east of Hanford, authorities said.

The names of the deceased were not made public Sunday, but a woman who suffered major injuries in the wreck was identified as Ladawna Tyler, 38, of Kingsburg, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP reported that a 22-year-old Lemoore man was heading west on Grangeville Boulevard while Tyler was traveling north on Sixth Avenue.

The Lemoore man ran the stop sign at the intersection, and slammed into the vehicle Tyler was driving, according to the CHP.

The man, and Tyler's passenger, a 41-year-old Kingsburg man, were killed.
09-18-2006 11:03 AM
TroyToy I wish his family only the best. This was horrible to hear. He was really a nice guy, and loved to wheel.
Dean came by hear to see the shop, and get some fj62 axle's from me

wow he want to move back east and didn't get to so sad
09-18-2006 10:57 AM
Overbear Never had the honor of meeting the gentelman, and now I never will. RIP.. spirts be with his wife and watch over her as she copes and heals.

Please, if somthing is set up for the family post it up here so we that didn't know him can try to help in some way.
09-18-2006 10:33 AM
surveyboy damn, that sucks. never knew the man, but my best wishes go out to his wife.
09-18-2006 10:30 AM
fourlofirst Rip
09-18-2006 10:05 AM
09-18-2006 09:02 AM
Mustard Dog Bummer
09-18-2006 09:00 AM
GETTINTHERETOY I never met Dean but did speak with him when he was at marlins shop while I was doing my build up. Very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.
09-18-2006 08:40 AM
shelljeep Prayers for his family, sincere condolences to everyone who knew him. Sounds like a great guy.
09-18-2006 08:34 AM
09-18-2006 08:05 AM
The_General Our prayers go out to Dean's wife and family and Marlin's shop. we was a great guy and will be missed.
09-18-2006 08:03 AM
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