Daniel Ray Wilmoth

December 27, 1999 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 22)
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Daniel Ray Wilmoth passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022. Daniel was born in Denver, Colorado, and lived and loved life as a Colorado Native. He graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with his Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Science in August 2022. Daniel was also an accomplished aviator, commercial pilot, and flight instructor and held numerous ratings. 

Daniel joined the Colorado Air National Guard in 2020 and served his country as an Aircraft Armament Systems Technician with unbridled enthusiasm and joy. His guard members recall that Daniel always had a smile on his face and “ran” everywhere. Daniel served with the utmost pride and was working toward his goal of becoming an officer and flying the F-16 Viper with the 120th Fighter Squadron and continuing to serve the State of Colorado, the Air National Guard, and the USAF. His leadership described him as a “dedicated, hardworking individual and an exceptional leader in the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who continually exceeds the expectations of his superiors and his peers,” He was also described as “inspirational, determined, and professional at all times.” He was nominated for the Air Forces Northern Command, Junior Enlisted Airman of the Year Award by his leadership.

Daniel’s passions included flying, where he worked as a Certified Flight Instructor. As a Flight Instructor, he performed his job with a dedication to providing the best education possible to his students. He spent countless hours developing a teaching curriculum and honing his instructing skills. His flight examiner described Daniel as “holding the demeanor and competence of a pilot far his senior” and “inside the cockpit as being nothing shy of a superlative stick.” In addition, Daniel’s character was described as that of the highest moral caliber. He competed and won at a national level in aviation aerobatics with Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Daniel was a man of faith who loved the Lord. He enthusiastically served in many different capacities, including leading worship, running a soundboard, managing a bookstore, attending mission trips, outreaches, and Bible studies. Anyone who met Daniel could see the love of Jesus manifest in his life. He genuinely cared about people as individuals and was the tangible hands and feet of Jesus. Daniel’s name was chosen because it means “God is my judge” or can also be known as “God is my leader.” The verse Daniel left with us was Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is the Lord.”

Daniel loved all things technology, Marvel movies, dancing, and golf. He tackled life and embraced it at the same time.

He leaves behind his parents Darrel and Barbara Wilmoth; sisters Rebekah Wilmoth and Rachel Wilmoth; brother David Wilmoth; girlfriend; Darby Berringer, and numerous family members, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and friends who love him very much.

A memorial service will be held Thursday September 29, 2022 at Calvary South Denver located at 9052 W. Ken Caryl Ave. Littleton, CO 80128 Seating begins at 12:30 and the service begins at 1:00pm. Interment will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery following the memorial service. 

For those unable to attend Daniel's memorial service in person a live stream link will be provided on Daniel's memory wall. 

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Memorial Service
September 29, 2022

1:00 PM
Calvary South Denver
9052 W. Ken Caryl Ave. Littleton, CO. 80128
Littleton, CO 80128
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