Joshua Dylan Highland
(1975 - 2017)

Joshua Dylan Highland

February 18, 1975

WA, United States of America
September 17, 2017

Josh's family will be hosting a celebration of life on November 12th from 11am to 2pm at Ray's in Seattle, WA.
6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 9810

For planning purposes, an RSVP is necessary:

(If you are not able to attend this event, please respond to the RSVP because there will be an event in Chico, CA in the future and we can provide those details.)

All are welcome.


This site is dedicated in loving memory of Joshua Dylan Highland, 42, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Josh was born on February 18, 1975, to parents Flora and Ted Highland, in Oakland, California where he spent his first six years. He was raised in Paradise, California where he graduated from Paradise High School. He loved playing soccer from age six through high school, as well as in adulthood, and he enjoyed running events in track on the Paradise High team. He was an active member of school government and served as Student Body President his senior year. In 1997, he graduated from University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He steered a positive revitalization of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity on campus (known for members’ high achieving academics) as Recruitment and Social Chair. He remained active UOP alumni affairs until present. Josh enjoyed a successful twenty-year career in the corporate audio-visual event industry.

Following his early years in California, Josh spread his wings and traveled the world twice over through Semester at Sea voyages and continued traveling the world on his own and with friends. He did what most wish they could do once in a lifetime with walking the Great Wall in China, cruising the Amazon, visiting a tea plantation in India, exploring the great pyramids of Egypt, scuba diving off the Great Barrier Reef, ice climbing and skiing the Alps and beyond. His having traveled to over 30 countries demonstrates his passion for experiencing the wide world around him. As he embarked on his career, Josh lived in Phoenix, Arizona before eventually moving to Seattle in 2002. He made his home in Kirkland, Washington. Josh loved the diverse environment of this city, and particularly the mountains and surrounding waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Josh loved people and cherished his relationships whether personal or professional. He is survived by his parents, Flora Nunn and Ted Highland, his sister Beth Highland, and dozens of immediate and extended family members. To Josh, friends were also considered family. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Dakota. Those who knew Josh will remember him for his gentle, loving and honest soul.

This site will continue to be updated regularly with photos, remembrances, and details for a memorial service gathering to take place in the Seattle area.

If you are unable to attend services in Seattle and would be interested in a gathering in Northern California, please email

Please check back for news and feel free to share your memories, candles for Josh, and messages for his community experiencing this great loss.

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Guest Book (29 entries)
What an inspiring person! My favorite memories were from 8th and 9th grade. At his 9th grade birthday party that I attended with Tiffany Hutton(Roby), I still remember the funny card that we got for him and being so thrilled to attend. Also his 8th grade graduation speech about trash can attire to prepare us for being the low men on the HS totem pole. He made such a difference from such a young age!
Michelle White (Friend from HS)
October 12th, 2017
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family. At Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29, our loving God puts before us the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones soon and living forever with them right here on the earth. May this promise bring you much comfort and hope during this difficult time.
someone who cares
October 10th, 2017
It’s so heart-warming for me to read these messages and know Josh was seen in the same way I always saw him – Full of a positive life force, good will and generosity. He taught me to reach out to others and nurture connections, to give of oneself without expectations, to harbor no ill will when others don’t reciprocate and to be strong in the face of adversity. We spent a great deal of time together and there was never a dull moment. I will miss his companionship, his perspectives and his dating stories. Grieving sucks but knowing his life was robust with the love of family and friends and the excitement of travel and adventures makes it minutely more bearable…
October 5th, 2017
So sorry to hear about Josh. Flora and Beth, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Serrao (Second Cousin)
October 4th, 2017
I worked in the office at PHS and remember him so well for his ready smile and helping attitude as ASB President plus he was one of my daughter's Krissy Klemm Letcher dear friends. I hired him for $50 to d j Krissy's surprise 16th birthday and got more than my moneys worth He was talented and fun and I am glad he was able to fill his short life with so many wonderful adventures. The world was better for him being in it.
Sue Petersen (friend)
October 4th, 2017
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"Josh you are a soul that will always be remembered on this earth as someone who loved and cared about others. Thank you for being a part of our lives. This planet is better because you were here."
Mary Morris
October 18th, 2017
"I had the pleasure of working with Josh. He was extremely helpful, kind and a great person to work with. My deepest sympathy to his family during this difficult time, may loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort."
Maria Rosenthal
October 10th, 2017
Joe Siegel
October 7th, 2017
"Josh - you are dearly missed."
Monique Saniee
October 4th, 2017
"We will always remember you Josh."
Fort Lauderdale Team
October 2nd, 2017
"Those of us who were colleagues of Josh at SmartSource were saddened to learn of his passing. He was a fine teammate and a strong contributor to our work, and highly valued by his clients. He is missed."
Gregory Weiler
October 2nd, 2017
"Josh was special person and will be missed, RIP my friend.."
Alan Edwards
October 2nd, 2017
"Josh was kind, thoughtful, humble and as loving a human being as one could ever know. The unbearable pain of losing him will never fully heal. I love you, dear sweet Josh."
Sally Juarez
October 2nd, 2017
"Peace to your soul."
A. W.
October 1st, 2017
"You are so missed, Josh."
Melody Hendrix
October 1st, 2017


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