Dominic Spike Maldonado loved the outdoors. His favorite activities were dancing, music, snowmobiling, backyard boxing, swimming, biking, skateboarding and lifting weights. He had a very competitive spirit. His favorite colors were purple, red and black. He always was there with a smile that would melt your heart and he loved to give his hugs away.
His motto in life was always smile now-cry later. He touched a lot of people in his short life. He was a light in a dim world. He left everyone a message: "Don't be sad because I'm gone; just remember all the fun we had and the friend I was. I'll see you tomorrow and the next day, for my eyes are always open.
(SMILE NOW, CRY LATER)"
Memorial funeral service will be held FridayOct. 1, 2010, at 10 a.m.at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St., Walla Walla, with theRev. Zedell Jackson, officiant.
Contributions may be made to the Solid Rock Christina Fellowship Center Youth Group, through the funeral home.
He is survived by his father Mondo and mother Darla K. Maldonado at the home. Biological father, Stephen Mangum, Spokane; siblings, Armado P. Maldonado, Denver, Colo., Miguel L. Maldonado, Lynwood, Wash, Athena L. Schwappe, Walla Walla, Nathen E. Schwappe, Weston, Justin Mangum, Post Falls, Idaho, Tony McGuire, Walla Walla; grandparents, Clyd and Rosellee Reynolds, Weston, Dexter and Carma Chick, Castle Rock, Wash., Delores Maldonado, Walla Walla, Maggie Mangum "Grandmother", Post Falls, Idaho; several nieces and nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is gone from our lives but never will he be forgotten.