Richard Douglas Heilaman, Jr.
Richard Douglas Heilaman, Jr. passed away Monday, January 22, 2007. He was born on August 13, 1971 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, and his three children, Trystan, Kiara and Tyler.
John D. McQuaid
John D. McQuaid, 98, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 27, 2007. He passed away at his home in Yuma.
John was born March 29, 1908 in Osawatomie, Kansas. He retired from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1977, serving in the Yuma area since 1957. He also served with the U.S. Border Patrol for twelve years and was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy. John was an active member of St. Thomas Indian Mission.
John is survived by his son, Thomas John (Janice) McQuaid of Mesquite, Texas; daughter Lona Jane (Dean) Morgan of Yuma; grandchildren, Barbara Ann of Rockledge, Florida, Brian Thomas of Jacksonville, Florida, Elizabeth Jane of Jacksonville, Florida, Richard Warren of Jacksonville, Florida, and Barbara Ann of Yuma; and eight great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne P. McQuaid, daughter, Carla Anne, brother, Joe and sister, Dorothy.
A wake will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Johnson Mortuary at 5 p.m. with rosary to follow. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2007 at St. Thomas Indian Mission. Internment will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery following mass. Rev. Duncan Monohan will officiate all services.
In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations be made to Hospice of Yuma.
John was loved and respected for his kindness and gentleness by his family, friends and those who worked with him over the years.
Lovett Ashley Skinner
Lovett Ashley Skinner passed away Sunday, January 28, 2007 in Yuma. Lovett was born October 23, 1931 in Screven County Georgia. He was a 20 year resident of Yuma. Lovett enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1948 and after honorably serving his country he retired in 1968. He was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Lovett enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing poker, watching wrestling, and playing a weekly darts game with his many friends. His favorite places to visit were Yellowstone National Park and the Oregon Coast.
Lovett is survived by Jean, his wife of fifty-two years; daughter, Terry; son, Gary (Suki); grandsons, Scott, Adam, Jonathan and Johnny; granddaughter, Shawna; sister, Nira; brother Arnold (Dianne); in-laws, Betty, Stan and Kelly; and many nephews and nieces.
Lovett was a Master Mason, a member of the Elks, a lifetime member of the V.F.W., and a lifetime member of the D.A.V.
A viewing will be held at Johnson Mortuary at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31st. Burial with full military honors will be held at Riverside National Cemetery in California on Friday, February 2nd.
Lovett was a patriot, a good husband and father, a valued friend; an uncommon man of values, integrity, honesty, and compassion. He gave willingly of himself for others.
God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you, and whispered come with me. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating; hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the Best.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Yuma in Lovett's name.
Thank you to the staff of La Mesa Care Facility and Hospice for the kindness, compassion, and extraordinary care that all of you gave Lovett. You are truly special people.