Nathan Dao

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Nathan Dao

  • Birth 19 May 2004
  • Death 24 Apr 2011 Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 68967304

Nolan, Noah, Jacob, Samantha, and Nathan Dao
"In Loving Memory"

Nolan, Noah, Jacob, Samantha, and Nathan Dao, all perished in a tragic house fire on April 24, 2011 in Vancouver, WA.

All of these children will be missed and leave this world with memories of their gifts and talents yet to be discovered to the fullest.

Nathan (6) as the baby of the lot, he could not be found guilty of any wrongdoing; he could do no harm and as with most in his category, he knew it and took complete advantage of it. The entire lot took special care in looking after Nathan, but his special place was with his mother, snuggling for warmth and security.

Special thanks to: US Bank for their untiring support of Lori through these times, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Partners in Careers (PIC), Share House Vancouver, and so many of our friends who have expressed condolences. Your kind words and connection to us is so therapeutic and a part of the healing process.

We are deeply affected by our caring community and wish only to express our gratitude for all you have done.

They are survived by their mother, Lori M. Dao and sister, Alena A. Dao of Vancouver; grandmothers, Ki Wha Willbur of Vancouver and Sang Min Lee of Walnut Creek, CA; grandfather, Mike Willbur of Vancouver; uncle, Brian L. Willbur and his wife, Phuong Willbur of Oakland, CA; aunt, Kristine Willbur of Fort Drum, NY; and cousins, Nicole and Chloe Willbur.

The memorial service for these precious angels will be at Summit View Church in Vancouver, WA.

Published in The Columbian on May 5, 2011

Cause of death: their father set the house on fire killing himself and 5 of the 6 kids.

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  • Added: 26 Apr 2011
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