Derek E. Wildin, 59, passed away April 4, 2019

Derek Edward Wildin, 59, passed away April 4, 2019 in Denver, Colo.  He was born June 16, 1959 in New York City.  
He was preceded in death by: his father, William (“Bill”) Wildin; his mother Jayne (Clark) Bailey; stepfather Glenn Bailey; stepmother Joy Wildin; sister Micki (Bailey) Wood; and brother David Shiplet.
Surviving siblings include: Blythe (Mark) Roberts, Brad (Jeannie Widler) Wildin, Kathy (Ralph) Noriega, Teresa (Joe) Jacques, Ted (Cindy Seivley) Wildin, Lisa (Bill) Anderson, and Tim Wildin; stepmother, Prawphan Wildin.
He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and had a career as an Auto Mechanic.  Although he never married, he had many nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much.  Derek lived in various places, from New York to California.  He moved from Wichita, Kansas to Denver, Colorado in 1993, making his home near mountains, nature, and family.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, to be followed by a gravesite gathering at the Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in Derek’s name to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at www.coloradocoalition.org. and please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Derek at www.carlsoncolonial.com.