Coos Bay OR-
Brian Gene Wildman
Oct. 30, 1963 Jan. 27, 2012
A processional with the Fire Service Honor Guard for Brian G. Wildman, 48,
of Coos Bay will take place at 1:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service to
celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Oregon National Guard
Armory, 255 Norman Ave. in Coos Bay, with Charleston Fire Chief Mick Sneddon
presiding. A potluck will follow the services. Private cremation rites were
held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay.
Brian was born Oct. 30, 1963, in Klamath Falls, to David Wildman and
Margaret (Dingler) Wildman. He passed away peacefully Jan. 27, 2012, in Coos
Bay, following a courageous battle with appendical cancer.
Brian was the eldest of seven brothers and sisters. He met Kathy MacAllister
in 1985 in Klamath Falls. Together they relocated in 1990 to Coos Bay, where
they made their home and life there. They were married Sept. 6, 1996.
Brian had been employed by Bay Area Hospital since 1991 in various support
staff positions. He was very active in the hospital¹s teaching programs,
such as basic life support and nonviolent crisis intervention. Brian also
was a paramedic at Myrtle Point and a volunteer firefighter/paramedic for
the Charleston Fire District. He had aided countless people in their time of
need and adversity over the years.
Brian selflessly dedicated his entire life to the service of his home and to
his community, no matter the cost. He fought hard and valiantly against his
cancer, enduring much suffering. Never did he complain, but rather was
always gracious, quick-witted and there for others to the end. His
compassion will be missed by many, leaving a void in our community that few
will be able to fill.
Brian is survived by his devoted wife, Kathy Wildman of Coos Bay; stepson,
Steven Chancellor of Coos Bay; mother, Margaret Dingler of Southern
California; father, David Wildman of Oregon; and his brothers, sisters,
uncles, aunts, and cousins, of whom all live throughout the United States.
Tax deductible memorial contributions may be made to the Charleston
Volunteer Firefighters Association, 92342 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay, OR
Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.