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Obituary: Daryl A. Webster (Sept. 15, 1969 – April 9, 2013)

Daryl A. Webster
Daryl A. Webster
Daryl A. Webster, 43, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home in Crescent City. Daryl, the youngest of three siblings, was born Sept. 15, 1969, in Missoula, Mont., to Rodney and Beverly Webster. He was a quiet, happy and extremely affectionate child who enjoyed joking around.

Following graduation from Sentinel High School in 1987, Daryl studied Administration of Justice in college. He then enlisted in the Navy and worked as a military photographer while stationed in Bremerton, Wash., on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. Later in his service he was stationed in Lemoore, Calif. Daryl served his country during the Persian Gulf War. Following his military service, in 1995, he graduated from the Academy to work as a Correctional  Officer  for Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City. By 2001 he had been promoted to a rank of Sergeant. In 2005 he was further promoted to a rank of Lieutenant. 

Daryl served his fellow officers as the President of the California Supervisors Organization and as the Vice President of the Pelican Bay State Prison Athletic Association. As a testament to his dedicated service, Daryl was recognized with a number of awards and honors. He was very active in his community and was always looking for ways to help out family, friends and fellow officers.

Daryl loved the outdoors, especially when he could spend time with his son, Jace. He enjoyed family time, photography, fishing, rodeo, his country music and the western lifestyle. He was known for helping out friends in need and seemed to always be there when needed. Though an imposing figure when he wanted to be, he was loved by those who knew him. He had an infectious smile, and a way to make everyone laugh. He was the life of the party.

Survivors include his son, Jace Webster (mother Shelane Hughson); mother and father, Beverly and Rodney Webster; sister, Tyla Wilson; brother, Darrin Webster; nieces and nephews Karli Volkmann, Cody Volkmann and Tyler Volkmann; extended cousins Craig (Mary) Webster, Katie Galbraith, Cody Webster and numerous other special aunts, uncles and cousins.

Daryl was a wonderful dad, son and friend.  We will miss him terribly. Daryl, we love you very much. You will be in our hearts forever. Daryl, our good friend, beloved family member, it is not goodbye to you we say; instead it is until we meet again. You did always say you would come back as a hummingbird. We will be watching for you.

Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2 p.m. at The Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Crescent City, 1281 Douglas Street, Crescent City. There will be a celebration of life for Daryl afterward at the VFW. There will also be another memorial service for Daryl in Missoula, Mont., at a later date.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

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