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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Remembering Dakgal

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

This willow angel is one of a collection that Dakgal loved very much and shared with Abrra as a gift.

Thank you all so very very much for your kind comments regarding our mother, Cherryl, known to most of you as dakgal. On behalf of us, her children, Scott, Bret, Tim and Lisa, you gave her more joy than you’ll ever comprehend. We enjoyed so much listening to her when she spoke of David and you, her on line friends–it just made her so damn happy!!! So again, from our entire family, thank you all and God bless each and everyone of you. Scott, Bret, Tim and Lisa

I received a phone call from Dakgal’s son to give me some very sad news.  Dakgal passed away yesterday morning at 6am from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).   He wanted to thank me for being her friend over the last few years. He said that her online friends at The Voice and Unplugged gave her much happiness, especially during her illness. I told her son how much  she loved David’s music and that she had requested an mp3 of this Ave Maria.

She always told me she wanted David to sing this song at her funeral. Her son said the family knew how much pleasure Dak got from listening to David and they will play Ave Maria ( from CFTH CD) at her service.  This is the son who accompanied her to the Sioux Falls Concert in 2009.


We are going to miss Dak dearly.  Her sense of humor and the way she expressed herself were so endearing.  I want to celebrate her time with us by sharing what she shared with us.


David Archuleta ~ Man of a Thousand Faces

Posted by dakgal on Sunday, July 29, 2012

It has been kept a deep dark, well-guarded secret that on December 28, 1990, Lupe Archuleta gave birth to dodecatuplets.

Consider if you will, this all too familiar refrain that was Marlie’s #51 comment on Angelica’s recent post, Cover Me.

“The photos – OMG – how many David’s are there?  The man of a thousand (gorgeous) faces.”

There is not ONE person in this world who can change in looks so much–in the snap of a camera.  Near as I can figure there are 11 identical and one fraternal (the one they used on the CFTH album and the new album BEGIN.)   How can one person go from the cuddly little boy look–to the boy next door look –to the hot smexy man look with a face dripping with emotion?  No one person can go from a tousled haired boy wearing the Dennis The Menace look in a striped T-shirt—looking like he just took his dog for a ride in the wagon, to a steamy, suave, sophisticated ( I’ll make your knees buckle) young man dressed in a tuxedo—probably in a matter of hours!!

Now I think I have identified four of them–David–Ricky–Archie and Josh.  Am keeping a keen eye out for the other eight.

This is only common sense–how else could he have kept up the rigorous schedule he has had at times–and the international travel-jet lag–without even a mini bag under one eye?  Always as fresh as a daisy.  Hah!

HEY!  I didn’t just get off the pickle boat—the banana boat maybe.  Some of the media even report him as being in two places at once–which adds fuel to my fire!!

I figure that there are two in Chile—-one at home perfecting the guitar playing (when this one comes out, be prepared for a grand-mal-spazz).  Elsewhere in the world, another is polishing up and learning new dance and swagger/strut moves and leg lifts –to be used at random–one is off writing songs—one is out scouting out restaurants–all this is impossible for one person to do.  Lord only knows what the rest are up to, but I’m sure we will find out in due time—there is a long ways to go yet.

I’m sure some people in Chile are suspicious too.  They are at a meeting or church talking with a rather shy, soft-spoken, humble young man—then he is called upon to sing—he leaves the room for a moment, to check his teeth for debris.  He comes back out confident and in charge of every minute—the piano starts playing and when he belts out the first few notes, they all suck in a collective gasp and as the norm—forget to exhale—but they are thinking “ THIS CAN’T BE THE SAME PERSON!”

Then there is the not so small matter of all those shoes and clothes David has amassed –very rarely is he seen wearing the same shoes or clothes twice.

So!!!  Where are they???

Divided by twelve—THAT’S where they are!!!

And! Who grows their hair that fast in one week? I could go on and on, but you might think I’m nuts.

Or AM I?

I happen to have a VERY RELIABLE SOURCE.

A Little Mouse Tale

Posted by dakgal on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Recent photo of David and I

Most people have forgotten about me, so I thought I’d introduce myself.

Hola!  My name is Viajero, which in English means “traveler”, and I have a tale to tell you.  I was born and raised in Honduras, but decided I wanted a more adventurous life, so one day I stowed away in the first suitcase that I thought was headed out of town.  Little did I know I would wind up in the U.S. of A.

When the suitcase was opened again, I learned I was in this kids’ bedroom and made a mad dash for a hiding place before I could be discovered, scrambled into a drawer, and set up housekeeping.  I gnawed on some papers to make myself a bed and found out that this kid loves to eat; food was no problem, so I was comfy enough.

It didn’t take long before I found out that the kids’ name is David and he loves to sing ALL the time.   I mean that’s all he ever does! (besides eat).  Well, this singing stuff started to rub off on me, so I decided to chime in and sing along.  I play a mean sax too.

We sang everything from church songs to Christmas songs, songs he made up, even sang along with the radio.  You name it we sang it.  He knew them all, well maybe not the Oscar Meyer wiener song, cause he doesn’t tell a lie.  haha!  He could never hear me though, because he has such a powerful voice.

One day the singing suddenly stopped and David seemed to be very somber a lot, passing the time by writing down words and musical notes.  It broke my heart.  Many, many times I just wanted to give him a big ‘ol mouse hug.  Soon, he started to make strange noises, pinching his cheeks with his fingers and making purring noises.  Like to have scared me to death the first time I heard it.  There were lots of A-E-I-O-U’s and la-la-las sung too, along with other strange noises.  Before long, he had this beautiful velvety voice, and we went back to singing non-stop.

Shortly after that, David packed his suitcase and backpack and didn’t come back.  I was so lonely and sad, what in the world had happened to him?

Now, this was very weird, the bedroom started filling up with boxes and boxes of letters and gifts.  I had a field day investigating all of this; I could stay out of the drawer for hours at a time.

Hallelujah, David came home one day and this is where my little abode was discovered, which was okay, because I had decided we would not be parted again.  I hid in his backpack, which was  very risky, but a good move because wherever HE goes, IT goes.

There are always plenty of snacks on board to keep my tummy full, i.e. trail mix, dried fruit.

And the occasional Cheeto. You can’t be good all the time.

Don’t worry I don’t ever leave him any “gifts” I am backpack and suitcase trained.  haha!  I hid behind anything that was handy, like an old flattened out milk carton or a pair of socks, that is, until I was joined by a guy named Totoro.   Hiding behind him was really cozy.  He didn’t talk much and when he did I couldn’t understand him or him me.  He left one day and never returned.  Go figure.

Turns out my David is a rising star in the world, so the rest of this tale is like a whirlwind.  I’ve been to the Philippines, Singapore, Koala Lumpur and the UK and crisscrossed the USA many times, doing concerts and book signings and appearances.  Never in my wildest dreams, did I think my adventure would turn out to be so thrilling.  At first I thought when the girls started screaming when they saw David it was because they had somehow caught sight of me.  WRONG!  They were just so excited to see and hear David, they just can’t help it!  We even went back to my home land once, but I didn’t stay because I’ve gotten so attached to David.

Lately we have been in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles a lot, where I have been lucky enough to be the literal mouse in the corner, and have heard all his new recordings and can’t wait until his new single and album come out and  we’re on the road again.  Look out world here we come!  Muy  emocionante!

Needless to say, I have been bitten by the “show biz” bug and am a pretty decent singer myself, thanks to David.  Without David’s knowledge, I have opened for him many a time (beneath the stage).    I do have some performing skills in my blood though as Topo Gigio, of TV fame, was a great great uncle on my Mom’s side.  Also the widely renowned actor of the big screen, Speedy Gonzales, is a very distant cousin.

After watching how David has grown in so many ways over these years, from a young boy to a fine young man. I know, first hand, what you see is what you get.  He always stays true to himself, is the best of the best and I love him like a brother.

Maybe one of these times, one of you will catch a glimpse of me—Go ahead and scream.

I’m very saddened by the loss of Dakgal, one of our David friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but her personality came through in her comments and in her banter with us in the chatroom. We spent many nights laughing with her. She was just so funny, had a great sense of humor and she always made us laugh. But equally as important, she was very wise and many times acted in a motherly way to us. I’ll never forget how she took the time to listen to me in chat when I needed to talk. She was the voice of reason and I will miss her so much.
~ Bebereader

I pulled a few of her comments through the years to remember her…

“Thank you for the lovely article. Put me in the thinking mode. You reminded me of this–when two people are having a conversation-there are actually six
people involved.

1. The person you think I am.
2. The person that I convey to you.
3. The person I really am.

and visa-versa

Wow! makes my brain hurt.
There is one person that can pull all six people together– David.
He is amazing in a thousand ways.
Love this family and would love to meet everyone of you.”

“Angelica–you little stinker–you did it again. Read your article earlier and all the responses–Once again I am at a loss for words!! I guess David and I are kind of alike in that way. I can’t always express myself in words ( as so many here can)–and I sure can’t sing–so I guess I’m stuck.

But I can say your article is wonderful and you are a beautiful writer!!

I love it here.;)

♪♪ ♥ These are words I want to say, every hour of every day– to say how good it feels to be here with you ( all) today ♪♪♥”

“As unusual I’m Tail End Charlie—after reading all the comments-I feel every adjective known to man has been used to describe this album and David’s  voice—so I’m stuck with all that’s left!


“Why is it after seeing hundreds of pictures of David–every new one that I see –seems like the first one I have ever laid eyes on?”

“Off topic—but a story:
When I called my phone company today, to find out about overseas rates–a young man with a nice voice answered and said ” Hi, This is David, how can I help you?…………….WELL,I about swallowed my tongue and my brain froze!!! I’m sure there was even a little audible gasp. It took me quite a few seconds to regain my wits enough to continue with the onversation………..For someone with one David on their mind all the time I was not expecting to hear that–threw me for a loop—–now how silly is that!!!

So Abs —is the booth open? I think I need to spend a quarter. 😉

Chapter two: My son , who lives in an apartment complex, was rudely awakened last night by the buildings fire alarm. Everybody in the building was out in the parking—–WELL — no fire—-It seems that when the LDS missionaries, who live there, came in the entrance door–one of their back pack straps had gotten caught on the fire alarm lever and set it off.  The poor guy was so embarrassed—but said ” Well , at least I’ll have something to tell Mom about.”

“Funniest thing I read on one of the sites ( not from a missionary blog) -a newspaper article —one of the girls at the MTC said –”David wears the tightest missionary pants.” LOL -but, we wouldn’t know anything about that. ;)”

“I have fallen down the rabbit hole of “Forevermore” and I can’t get up!  Does anybody else find themselves-at different times of the day–having random thoughts –like ” well, I suppose David is eating lunch now–or “well he’s in class now-”-wonder what he does between supper and bedtime?” Do they have movies?–play games?–study?– have some fun time?  Am I sick?  Done rambling. 😉 Carry on.”

“Had a thought this morning –that one week ago David’s thumbs had to give up tweeting and texting–COLD TURKEY!!! Seeing my grandkids with their cell phone and how they seem to be an extension of their arms, this could not have been easy!!! Bet he found his thumbs twitching a lot–I can picture him sleeping -with his thumbs moving. Haha”

“As I told the guys in chat last night I have been blessed with dreams of David where I am reading things that are written—no images –no people just words—Last nights installment ( what I can remember ) Someone was writing that David had come from behind to win a foot race against two other guys for the only spot left on the MTC flag football team. They mentioned –that he really knew how to pace himself. Haha How’s that for a weird dream. 😉 ”

“Between all the tears and the sucking in of my breath every time a new picture of David pops up, it’s a wonder I don’t have a permanent case of the hiccups.”

On Nandito Ako
“I, for one am still into NA—wish it could go on a while longer–David has done a bang up job. I personally am waiting for Uncle Stevil’s bow tie to fly off his shirt—-Cause I’m positive it’s the propeller off of his beanie cap! ;)”

“I bout jumped out of my skin when Josh laid that kiss on his Mom’s cheek EEEEP I know it was just Josh kissing his Mom–but he was using David’s lips”

“Did I hear Josh call the woman ” Auntie”?
Maybe she is doing this without the Mom’s knowledge–to surprise her! She must have caught sight of Uncle Steve ( who is a cross between Snidely Whiplash and Groucho Marx) somewhere and knows who Josh is……Personally , I’m waiting for the day Uncle Steve and Margarite ( who is a cross between the evil queen and some opera diva) and get SMACKED and banished from the kingdom—-oh–bring it on– I feel like pulling some hair myself!!! This is so entertaining..and I have several favs…David , of course, his road manager the guy—-don’t know his name–and the neighborhood hair dresser…..With basically NO training in acting David is hitting it out of the ballpark!!!!!”

“Because I’m the WHO-WHAT-WHY AND WHERE lady….I need help—- who is and where did the person come from all of the sudden… yelling to Josh about his Mom being alive..and looking for him….how does she know Josh is the son?…and I saw her give Josh half of a picture…where did he come up with the other half????…aaaand one half was of just the mother and the other half had Josh and his Dad–which half did he have???? Wouldn’t it make sense if he had a half a picture with he and his Mom? OH, the drama—- Half a watch and now half a picture—– My hair is getting grayer by the minute……. I feel like I’ve missed a whole episode. Can anyone splain this mess? Am I taking this too serious??? Do I need an intervention???”

“Top ‘O’ the evening to all you little Archuchauns—-I must have forgotten to pay my WordPress dues or somthin–wouldn’t let me post til I signed in–WELL–I never signed out!! So after jumping thru three hoops– several cartwheels-a somersault and a new password–it now likes me. 😉 Go figure.”

“WELL!!!!! I NEVER–in my life have seen a more photogenic human being–it’s to the point where it’s beyond words–it’s ridiculous!!!”

One of our voices has been silenced but we will always remember her wit and love for David and everyone here. God be with you, dearest Dakgal, till we meet again. May he hold you in the palm of his hand the way Viajero rests in David’s. May you always feel our love. You will be sorely missed.


65 Responses to “Remembering Dakgal”

  1. jans11 said

    So sad to hear about Dakgal’s passing. She was so witty and really did have a way with words, contrary to what she said. Will miss her on chat and her funny comments and posts. DJA, the top picture is so beautiful and pure.♥ Her mouse is the only one I could ever put up with! haha Scared to death of them. Glad that she wants “Ave Maria” sung at her funeral. It is so beautiful. Got to see David sing the KC version live. Sat on the 2nd row with Midwest Archie fans. My heart filled and eyes teared up, it was so moving!
    Rest in peace, Dakgal…we will miss you.♥


  2. gladys1961 said

    I’m sorry, my love for her family.
    I’ve talked with her, sometimes.
    Dakgal, I will miss you so much.
    Right now there is in heaven a very bright star.


  3. funfee said

    Dakgal, we will all miss you.
    God bless.


  4. Blueberry Ice said

    Being here has been like having an extended family, so I had been missing Dakgal’s comments but knowing of her passing really hurts like heck & makes me feel down. I wish I could have personally told her how much I appreciated her … she brought so much joy, humor and love to this site. Please extend my deepest sympathies to her family … may cherished memories tide over the pain of her loss. Dakgal, you will always be remembered and have a special place in our hearts.


  5. MT said

    I am so sorry to hear of Dak’s passing. She was always so much fun on the site and in chat. I loved her sense of humor. I’m glad that David added to her joy in the time she was with us.

    Dak, you will be missed. ♥

    My prayers go out to Dak and to her family in their time of loss.


  6. cq#DA2014 said

    RIP Dakgal and my sympathy go out to her family.


  7. goldenjane said

    So sorry for the lost….My prayers go out to the family….


  8. stenocruiser said

    Dakgal will be so missed by all of us here and in Unplugged — my sincere condolences to her family. We are blessed that she left us with memories of her loving heart and her very special sense of humour. Rest in peace, dear Dak — God bless.


  9. marlie7 said

    What a sad day – we will miss dakgal. I remember her going back to her original name of GrannyC on Noting David. Then she changed her name to dakgal when we opened Just David. I think I also remember that her son was going to Japan and brought back a Japanese CD of David’s release over there – must have been 2009. I think heaven must be filled with the sound of David singing for those of us who are fans. Enjoy the music, dakgal! You will be missed.


  10. TOfan said

    I am so sad to hear about Dakgal… marlie, I remember her as GrannyC back in the ND days as well.

    May she rest in peace and continue to hear David’s heavenly voice from the best seat in the house. Sending love and (((((hugs)))) to all. <333


  11. mlpb3 said

    Sorry to hear about Dakgal’s passing. May she rest in peace. Condolences to her family and friends. Martha


  12. ram said

    So very sad to hear about Dak. I loved what she wrote and contributed to this site. My sincere condolences to her family and all those who knew her.


  13. lani said

    so sad about this… like you MT I love her sense of humor. Never comment much but I come by here daily & I remember these posts by her, esp that A Little Mouse Tale. One will never know she is suffering from an illness with her sense of humor. When I read about this at another site first thing that came to mind was oh Dakgal that funny lady & with that avatar I like very much.

    Rest in peace Dakgal & thank you for the laughs. I’m sure David’s music will give you peace & happiness.


  14. PaulaFOD said

    I received support and a kind note from Dakgal during my project for Camp ASCCA. It meant the world to me and the news of her passing hurts. I pray that I leave a legacy of reaching out and touching others as she did. We will miss you Dakgal. Thanks for sharing yourself with us!


  15. djafan said

    When I received the news yesterday I was beside myself with sadness, it hurts. I am missing her so much already that I can’t even imagine what a loss her family must feel. I looked forward to Daks take on anything with her unique sense of humor. I loooooooved her wit. I have an email from her with a wish that I’m going to do my best to fulfill. I pray for her family and for all of us on this ride we’ve embarked together.

    Love you Dak!


  16. djafan said

    Kari sends a beautiful message.

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @TheVoiceDA our prayers for Dakgal’s family. Some Archie’s call themselves ArchAngels. Now he has a real ArchAngel looking after him.

    Dakgal, our Archangel in heaven you keep looking out for our guy ♥


  17. TXNancy said

    It is so sad that we no longer have Dakgal to make us smile with her special gits. I loved her posts, Man of a Thousand Faces and A Little Mouse Tale, as well as all her other comments thru the yrs. How I wish I could’ve met her! My prayers are with her family.
    Perhaps listening to David’s “Be Still, My Soul” at Rexburg, can bring some comfort to all of us, especially the 3rd verse, beginning around the 3:50 mark…..


  18. fenfan said

    So sorry to hear about Dakgal’s passing. My condolences to her family and loved ones. Rest in peace Dakgal.


  19. I am so saddened by the news of Dak’s passing.
    Thank you to the administration for remembering Dak in such a special way.
    Because of David, we have all shared our hearts,our thoughts and our gifts here.I LOVED Dak’s sense of humor. In truth, she made me laugh my ass off!!(excuse my french). I would start to laugh,even before I read what she had to say in her articles and comments. Dak had that dry quick wit, and some personal exchanges had me laughing out loud for days. Oh how she made me smile! . She brought so many smiles, and so much sweetness and warmth to this place♥
    Dakgal,..Dak..,Dakkie I love you! and miss you so very much.
    Everyday when I come here , ♫there will never be a day,when I won’t think of you.♪♫♥

    My prayers and condolences to Dak’s family and friends, and all who knew her♥



  20. Dayzee said

    Thanks to all for this beautiful tribute to Dakgal. Love, compassion, appreciation and talent abound. It is good to join together and express both our sense of loss and also the joy we experienced from having Dakgal in our group. She is greatly missed, but left us with so much. Sending prayers for her friends and family through this difficult time.


  21. sweetonDA said

    This breaks my heart. I loved Dakgal’s wonderful posts and comments. She will be missed greatly. My prayers are added with all others in support of her family and friends. Rest in peace lovely Dakgal.


  22. I was surprised and saddened to learn of Dakgal’s passing. I always enjoyed her gentle sense of humor; and this post is a lovely way to remember and honor her as a David fan. Thank you.

    Sincere condolences to her family and close friends.


  23. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee said

    I’ve been reading some of Dakgal’s writings posted above~smiling & crying at the same time. I never met her but I wish I had. She was obviously a devoted David fan as well as an extremely warm & caring person.

    May she rest in peace ~Prayers for her family.


  24. kaycee said

    Dakgal, you will truly be missed. Prayers to your family and friends at this difficult time. Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us.

    It reminds me just how fragile life is and that we should cherish each moment, and each person in our lives.


  25. annmargaret said

    Dakgal’s humor was extraordinary. Her writing was so good! Every time I saw her name I knew she would make me laugh. I will miss her. Thank you Dakgal for all you gave us. May God bless you.


  26. I will miss Dakgal! Thanks for bringing out some of her humorous and creative posts and comments. I’m so happy she shared so much with us so we can treasure these memories and her devotion to David and his fans. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and The Voice. Love the thought of her being another Angel looking out for David and of course her family, friends and “family” here.


  27. bebereader said

    I’m not looking for sympathy but I’m having a really bad day, missing Dak. I’ve been online for the last 14 years, and made friends along the way on various blogs I’ve been active on. The daily contact on forums about things dear to us makes us bond with each other, even if you think it can’t happen. Some of my dearest friendships are those I have made online. At concerts, I’ve met several of them but sadly, I haven’t had the chance to meet most.

    In some ways, I think it’s harder to grieve for an online friend. We don’t get a chance to see them one last time or to attend a funeral service. It’s almost like they disappear into thin air when we no longer see their name online. I knew Dak wasn’t feeling well but really hoped she would recover and continue as before.

    The internet gifts us with friends and allows us to have them all over the world! What a blessing! But it hurts deeply when one of them passes away, especially when they touch our lives the way Dak has, with her warm, friendly and loving personality.

    Mourning a friend you never had the chance to meet, but loved nonetheless is not easy.

    Rest In Peace, Dak.
    You are loved.


  28. betsy said

    This is so sad, I can hardly believe it. Our Dakota girl will be missed terribly. ♥
    So smart, so funny, so talented, so sweet. Always jumping right into chat with a clever, funny line. And fangirling with all of us. We love you Dak, and you will always be in our hearts.
    (((HUGS))) to everyone today.


  29. bebereader said


  30. Abrra said

    It’s such a comfort to read all the comments.

    Today I got an email from Dakgal’s daughter with a link to her obituary for those who wish to read it.

    She sent a message for her mom’s friends online.

    “She really enjoyed talking with all of you online.

    Diane Corcoran ”

    I will be sending Diane the link to this post and the comments so that she can share with the rest of the family.



  31. djafan said

    Tweets for Dak ♥

    Y_J ‏@Y_J_fan
    @djafanTheVoice Always enjoyed her witty writing. May she rest in peace. :((

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    @djafanTheVoice So sorry to hear about Dakgal!! Prayers & thoughts go out to her family!

    Robin Tuyen ‏@peace_hoabinh
    @djafanTheVoice Deepest sympathy to Dakgal family!May she rest in peace and in a higher place with no pain and suffering, only joy and love!

    Trish ‏@trish0400
    RT @djafanTheVoice: Lost an Archangel Remembering Dakgal: We’ve posted her articles & comments. <<–Very sad news.

    Ellyna Mah Xue Yi ‏@EllynaMxy
    @djafanTheVoice My deepest condolences go out to her family. May she rest in peace.

    Heidijoy ‏@Heidijoy5
    @TheVoiceDA @DavidArchie @kariontour Praying for Dakgals family and all those who loved her. She loved David and his Fan Family.

    MunkM ‏@MUNK_MA
    @kariontour This is important & let @davidarchie know his voice will be heard at someones funeral. She was a loved fan.


  32. bebereader said

    Nandito Ako chat tonight at 10PM Eastern

    P.S. Dakgal came to one of our recent Nandito Ako chats. She didn’t stay long but we were so happy to see her. 🙂


  33. SandyBeaches said

    I was so sadenned to hear about Dak’s passing today.

    About three days ago I started to listen to one of the most beautiful little hymns that I have ever heard. Years ago we sang it in our university choir during two performances every week.

    Then early yesterday I started to replay it more often and today almost repeatedly. Now I feel that I know why.

    I will post it this evening when I arrive home. Thank you Djafan…



  34. palmtreephan said

    I am so sad the hear this news. My prayers are sent to her family and as well as her “family” here at The Voice. She will be so missed. 😦


  35. Angelica said


    This is a card Dakgal received from David and shared with me. We discussed by email her disappointment over David never being recognized or getting credit for “Crush” going Platinum. It was an injustice she felt very strongly about. As the card shows, she asked him about it and it hurt me to see that he had drawn a little frown face with his answer. Dak and I had talked about doing an article about it but never got around to it. My heart is heavy today. I miss our little Dakgal so much. She was a warm, wonderful person who loved David so much and truly cared about his well-being. God bless her and bring comfort to her family at this sad time. She must have brought much joy and laughter to her family and loved ones. She surely did to all of us here.


  36. tawna21 said

    My heart is saddened by Dakgal’s passing. She was, and will always be, loved and remembered for just being ‘her’. I send my love and condolences to her family and pray for their peace and comfort at this hard time. Dak is resting in the hollow of God’s hands. Loved her. ♥


  37. emmegirl14 said

    This thread is a wonderful tribute to dakgal – warm, wise and wackily witty – you will be sorely missed and forever remembered with great fondness. Rest in peace.

    {{{to all}}}


  38. bluesky said

    I feel so sad.


    (mice don’t talk to just anybody)

    I have been avoiding the post ever since I saw the topic. “Dakgal! What? Did you just opt for front-row seats?”

    All blessings and comfort and loving memories to your dear family and friends.


  39. refnaf said

    So sad and so difficult> My condolences to her family and friends
    Thanks for this tribute to Dak, she will be missed


  40. In dedication to our dear friend Dakgal and to her family…

    The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, England

    God be in my head, and in my understanding;
    God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
    God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
    God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
    God be at mine end, and at my departing…


  41. ray (rooster ) said

    my condelences to her family and friends also,will miss her wit


  42. bebereader said

    Join us now for Nandito Ako
    10PM Eastern


  43. Weird… am sure I left a post at #2 yesterday, now I don;t see it. Anw, I think what I wrote was:

    I do not know Dakgal personally but I feel the loss… RIP Dakgal… into the slumber where your spirit heals.


  44. Spirit said

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dakgal’s passing. Thank you for posting this beautiful tribute to her. It brought back so many memories of her wonderful sense of humor and great writing ability. She was such a special Archangel.


  45. desertrat said

    I can’t tell you how shocked and saddened I am; I am just learning of Dakgal’s passing. I met her and some of her family at the Sioux Falls concert and we had periodically exchanged emails since 2009. In meeting her, she was just as warm and friendly as you could ever imagine. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Also, I think it’s wonderful that “The Voice” is paying tribute to her.


  46. bebereader said

    The Nandito Ako chat transferred to The Voice Unplugged.
    Join us!


  47. angelofdja said

    Every time I saw Dakgal’s name in the comments section or in one of her lovely articles I just knew I was in for some laughs! I’ll never forget her Little Mouse Tale! Although I never met her I felt as though she could have been my friend.
    It was hard reading this wonderful tribute as I couldn’t stop the tears. My Aunt Sharon passed away the end of March from COPD. I’m thankful both her and Dakgal are no longer in any pain.
    My heartfelt condolences to Dak’s family. I hope they find some peace in knowing how she touched so many lives.


  48. mspoohbear said

    I may have not known Dakgal personally, nonetheless, I feel sad for her passing. The Voice has been a constant part of my life lately and reading all the interesting, funny and wonderful posts here made me feel like it is an extension of my family. I’ve seen and read Dak’s postings. I can tell she’s funny, witty and caring especially to David.

    My condolences and deepest sympathy go out to her family. Another Angel just went up to heaven! I’m sure she’ll be up there watching over David!

    Rest in Peace Dak! God Bless!


  49. Gayle122890 said

    I am so saddened by Dak’s passing. My heart sank when I read the title of the post. Dear Lady, you are in the light of the Lord’s presence. Prayers for her loved ones. May we all find comfort in His promise.


  50. gladys1961 said

    My source of information: davidarchuletavietnam

    I found another song of David, which was never released.
    “Nobody knows”

    I found also another side to David, I dedicate to dakgal.


  51. […] Here’s more information over at The Voice: Remembering Dakgal. […]


  52. poluck8 said

    It is very sad indeed hearing about Dakgal.I so enjoyed reading her articles on David. I also got the biggest kick from that mouse of hers. My deepest sympathy go out to her family.


  53. Hi all,

    Just like everyone else, I was(am) so sadden by Dakgal’s passing news, my condolences go out to her family and friends, she’ ll be sorely missed by all of us. Funny how mijority of us have never met before, but the bonding among us is really beyond explanation and borders.
    Dakgal may you rest in peace, and watching over David from above..the true. “archangel”.


  54. Djafan,
    The tribute leaves me in tears, the comments and tweets from everyone is so heartfelt, you all are a very special bunch of “friends” I ‘ve ever known.


  55. poof said

    There are certain people who can so quickly touch your heart. Dakgal was certainly one of them. Her spirit shone through in her humor and positive “take” on life. I will miss my happy anticipation whenever I would see her name on a post.

    My sincere condolences to her family.


  56. djafan said

    All of your thoughts are so much appreciated. I can only imagine how much her family is going to miss her when I who had never met her is missing her. She left such an impact with her beautiful personality that shone through in written words.


  57. Dayzee said

    Oh djafan, thank you for bringing us that video. There is David with his silken voice telling us we need to get through this, even though we have lost someone and can’t believe they are really gone. Things will be better and we will go on. But we will always remember.

    Dakgal’s postings are like David’s recordings. Every time I read them I find something cool I had missed the first time. One of my favorites: “And the occasional Cheeto. You can’t be good all the time.”


  58. bebereader said

    One of my favorite comments by Dak is:

    “WELL!!!!! I NEVER–in my life have seen a more photogenic human being–it’s to the point where it’s beyond words–it’s ridiculous!!!”

    No arguments there, Dak!

    This video pays tribute to Dak’s comment about David.

    credit: Thinking About PandA
    Song: Feel Again by One Republic


  59. marlie7 said

    Bebe #58 2:07 – That’s all I’m going to say.


  60. MT said

    I think all of the dodecatuplets are in that video. I haven’t counted them yet, but I bet they are!

    No comment either. But can I add 1:26? Love that crinkly smile.


  61. Dayzee said

    Bebe, your evidence is overwhelming


  62. bebereader said

    Dayzee, Isn’t it though? haha

    Geeeeesh! I can’t choose one! I played it three times and these are my picks:

    :38, :56 and 1:46

    I think I could stare at his face all day.
    Ooops. I do!


  63. Angelica said

    New post.


  64. Jena4da said

    I cried the morning I read of DAKGal’s passing away. She coined the term “grand mal spazzing” and is therefore ACES in my book and will forever be. RIP, lovely lady.


  65. dakgal said

    Thank you all so very very much for your kind comments regarding our mother, Cherryl, known to most of you as dakgal. On behalf of us, her children, Scott, Bret, Tim and Lisa, you gave her more joy than you’ll ever comprehend. We enjoyed so much listening to her when she spoke of David and you, her on line friends–it just made her so damn happy!!! So again, from our entire family, thank you all and God bless each and everyone of you. Scott, Bret, Tim and Lisa


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