|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1954|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2011|
Santa Clara County
Son of Manuel Austin and Minnie Christine Wilkins Basquez. Loving brother to Don, Barbara, Linda and Tim. Father to Jason and Sequoyah. Grandfather to Anthony and Brooke. Veteran of United States Army.
We miss you Dave.
A poem quoted at the end of "Acts of Valor", written by Chief Tecumseh titledů
"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and
its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and Bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts
Are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes
They weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again In a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
And that you did.
Manuel Austin Basquez (1923 - 1982)
Minnie Christine Wilkins Basquez (1928 - 1995)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Linda Compton
Record added: Jan 05, 2012
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