RICHARD H. KESSINGER
Richard H. (Dick) Kessinger, 91, of Quartzsite, Ariz. and a
former Bickleton resident passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in Blythe,
He was born Dec. 25, 1913 in Delta, Colo. He grew up in the
Grand Junction and Fruita area of Colorado and graduated from Fruita Union High
School. On March 30, 1935 Dick married Evelyn Arlene Long. They would have
celebrated 70 years of marriage this year. They lived and farmed in the Loma
and New Liberty area in Colorado until 1942, when they moved to Oregon City,
Ore., where he worked in the shipyards during World War II. In 1944 they moved
to Bickleton, where Dick owned and operated the Bickleton Garage for the next
35 years. Dick and Evelyn retired to Quartzsite, where they enjoyed the desert
life and where they lived until his death.
He was a member of the Bickleton I.O.O.F. Lodge and was
active in community affairs. He was a member and officer of the Volunteer Fire
Department. He was instrumental in the acquisition of an ambulance and fire
trucks for that remote community.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Kessinger; two sons,
Richard Arden Kessinger and James Gary Kessinger and wife, Gina Bernero; one
granddaughter, Lisa; three great-grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Martha
Kessinger of Maryland and Alta Kessinger of Colorado and Norma Jean (Long)
Rogers and husband, Clyde, of Spokane; one brother-in-law, Albert E. Long and
wife, Jean (Read) of Yuma, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Lannie Rae;
three brothers, Bob, Fred and Stanley; and one sister, Esther Steffans.
No memorial services were held at his request.
Frye Chapel and Mortuary, Blythe, Calif., was in charge of
RAUL C. MOLINA
Raul C. Molina, 55, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday,
Feb. 23, 2005, at his home, with family by his side.
He was born July 1, 1949 in Port Lovac, Texas to Rafael and
He is survived by his wife, Elvira; his mother, Paula;
children, Raul, Jr., Nora, David, Christina and Chriselda; 13 grandchildren;
two daughters-in-law; and one son-in-law.
Raul is off to join his awaiting family in Heaven.
Viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, from 2 p.m.
until the Rosary at 7 p.m., at Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral
mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Hawthorne Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home,
1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.