Memorial Wednesday for David Windsor Thaddeus Batchelder, 22

Family and friends will gather in memory of David “Thad” Batchelder at Our Lady of Guadalupe this Wednesday. Here is the remembrance announcement shared by his family:

David Windsor Thaddeus Batchelder, 22, died last Wednesday, 11/20/2013.

Thad was born to David and Kimberly Batchelder, July 3, 1991, in Seattle. Thad graduated from West Seattle High School in 2009 and spent his most recent days working alongside his father.

Our son’s passion was always skateboarding. He spent many, many days skating with friends in West Seattle’s skate parks and areas. He loved music, flag football, the Seahawks, the Boston Red Sox, and hanging out with his huge network of friends and family.

Thad is survived by his parents; Kimberly and Howard Chilcott, David and Michele Batchelder, siblings; Audrey Batchelder, Jackson Chilcott, Samuel Batchelder, Amy Batchelder, Benjamin Batchelder, and beloved niece Gracelyn Mae Pepper.

“We love him more than all the world can hold…”

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am this Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with reception afterward in the parish hall.

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14 Replies to "Memorial Wednesday for David Windsor Thaddeus Batchelder, 22"

  • Jaramillo Family November 25, 2013 (1:03 pm)

    May you rest in peace Thad. Our thoughts go out to Thad’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. We know he is dearly missed by many.

    Flesh will perish, but the human spirit lives forever.

  • Stacy Fann November 25, 2013 (1:54 pm)

    We are simply heartbroken for this lovely family. We loved Thad and are thinking about you all and him with heavy hearts. The Fann Family

  • Steve and Cyndi Jenkins November 25, 2013 (3:34 pm)

    Deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Todd November 25, 2013 (5:30 pm)

    We were very saddened to learn the news. We always enjoyed having him around the house when the kids were teenagers. We know the family have heavy hearts and our thoughts are with you all and all of the friends.

  • Dennis Gorman November 25, 2013 (7:10 pm)

    We always enjoyed having you at our home. We miss you. Joel’s mom and dad.

  • Gorman Family November 25, 2013 (7:13 pm)

    Our sympathies to your family. Our family will miss this sweet young man.

  • etrom November 25, 2013 (10:46 pm)

    there are no words, love you bud!!

  • mike supino November 25, 2013 (11:21 pm)

    The loss of thad has affected everyone that worked with him very deeply. We will always remember the good times in vegas, employee get-togethers, and late night tv. Our love goes out to his family and all that knew just how special and extraordinary he was.

  • Kathy Budde November 26, 2013 (8:05 am)

    Thad, you were always full of life and curious about everything around you. Your smile was contagious. You are now truly a free spirit.

  • Lisa Withers November 26, 2013 (9:56 am)

    May God bring comfort to your family and friends, surround them with His peace as your absence is so hard to bear. With deepest sympathy to all from your friends at Bell’s, God bless

  • Maggie Choate November 26, 2013 (3:20 pm)

    Thad, when I first met you I remember being bowled over (and surprised) because you gave me a HUGE hug…I barely knew you and you welcomed me into your family with open arms. You were so easy to talk to (even as a teenager) and full of love for your family and for everyone around you. You will be missed every minute of every day. Love you to the moon and back.

  • RoseWash November 27, 2013 (1:07 pm)

    I knew Thad through a good friend of mine, and we used to have bonfires at her home during the summer. Thad would come over with other friends, and we was always fun to be around. I didn’t know him like his other friends did, but i remember his friendliness. He will be missed by lots of people.

  • Karen & Chuck Kennedy December 4, 2013 (8:06 pm)

    Dear David & Kathy,
    As a family, we are truly devastated to hear of Thad’s passing. We had the honor of meeting all of you in March during family week in Yakama. Our son Tyler really liked Thad and both my husband & I were so touched by both of you as parents.The undeniable love you both shared for your son was truly beautiful. I remember how you both spoke so passionately about your son and without a doubt, he was one of the most loved kids there! We hope and pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please just know that there was NO WAY that Thad could not have known how much he was loved by both of you. Every person in that room could feel your love for your son. We will continue to keep your family in our hearts and prayers. God be with you all.

  • theresa December 9, 2013 (7:26 pm)

    miss you today, tomorrow and always. your smile and friendship. Now and forever in my heart and on my mind peace and hugs always

    t stein

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