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Dikshita J. Mulholand

Dikshita J. Mulholand

Dikshita J. Mulholand was born Edward J. Mulholand to Edward and Helen Mulholand on April 16, 1944 in Oakland, Calif. and died at his home in Eagle Point, Ore. on July 5, 2006.

He graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1962. Dikshita served in the US Marine Corps, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Charley Company, better known as Suicide Charley Company. He saw active combat duty in Viet Nam where he earned a purple heart with gold star and various combat ribbons. After Viet Nam, he attended college where he studied art. He became a student of Krishnamurti, traveled to Europe and India where he was given his new name.

After he returned to the US, he worked at various ranch and construction jobs. He became a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for the next 30+ years. He was a drug and alcohol counselor on staff at the VA Domiciliary in White City, where he retired.

Dikshita lived in his home in the woods where he cherished the many animals and birds which he fed on a regular basis. He was an avid river rafter.

He was a friend among friends, a worker among workers, a loved member of his family and a very useful member of society. He will be much missed.

He is survived by his beloved sister, Noreen Christen of Oakland, Calif.; and his niece, Annie Levy and her husband, Jim.

There will be an open house for his friends at his house on April 15, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.