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 gathering on Sat. February 17th from 1pm to 4pm at the Chico Women's Club in Chico, CA.
592 E. 3rd Street Chico, CA 95928

For planning purposes, an RSVP is necessary by February 4th:
(You will need to cut and paste the link below)

All are welcome.

If you book by Feb 2nd under the name Josh Highland, the discounted rate is $132/night.


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.

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

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Guest Book (38 entries)
Josh and I lived around the corner from each other growing up. Our birthdays are a week apart. He was a great friend and threw a good party. I will truly miss him and his light. May it always glow. May you be at peace and know I am grateful I had an opportunity to know you.
Tamra Johnson (Friend)
February 15th, 2018
I remember Josh being so kind. He was great at organizing events. He will definitely be missed.
Paul Blumert (High School friend/fellow)
January 15th, 2018
Josh was just an all around great Human. I have great memories of our soccer days together. Over the years I would occasionally run into Josh and he always had a smile on his face. He will be missed but not forgotten. My condolences to his family.
Nick Tomatis (Friend)
January 8th, 2018
At Daniel 12:13, the prophet Daniel was assured of the resurrection and this promise was repeated again for all of us in John 11:25, where Jesus promised "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." And thus, the Creator has promised all of us the resurrection and no more mourning and no more pain (Revelation 21:4) May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time (Psalms 29:11)
R Moreno
December 18th, 2017
It has been, by far, the most difficult and painful 3 months of my entire life. Bro, I miss you so much. We all do. It is my only peace contemplating that you are at peace in the universe. A friend shared the following link about grief around the holidays. Sending this read along with warmth to all this winter. Hug your loved ones & find things to be grateful for each day. Hope to see you in February!
Beth (Sis)
December 14th, 2017
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"My thoughts are with Josh's family and friends. I am so sad that Josh is gone. I will always remember his wonderful smile."
Kirsten Murray
January 16th, 2018
"My heart goes out to the family and friends of Josh. I know his passing is hard, but his spirit is with you when ever you need him."
Kathy Cruthers (Dowe)
January 8th, 2018
John Smith
December 4th, 2017
"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


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