Blake William Wilson died in his sleep on April 25, 2023. A man with irrepressible energy, focus on fun, and a consummate rule breaker, he was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, on June 7, 1948. His parents were William Henry Wilson and Shirley McMahan Wilson.

Blake was a proud graduate of Humpty Dumpty Nursery School ’52, Laguna Blanca School ’65, and Colorado College ’69.