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Memorial services for Richard Allen Jeans Jr., 73, will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Stephens-Key Chapel. Pastor Lorne Beck will officiate. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral and Cremation Care.
Richard Allen Jeans Jr. was born on April 5, 1943 to Richard and Mildred (Durbin) Jeans in Pryor, Oklahoma. He passed away on November 19, 2016 in Huntington Beach, California at the age of 73 years, 7 months, and 14 days.
Richard grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas and graduated from Palco high School. After high school, he joined the Marine Corps and fought in the Vietnam War. He earned an associate's degree from Orange Coast College after which he began a long rewarding career as manager of several well-known department stores including Dillard's, Bon Marche, and Buffum's. He loved and worked in several states including California, Washington, Colorado, Montana, and Kansas. He had a bold and fearless spirit and never did anything by half measures. He was passionate about travel and new experiences, and he would never turn down the chance at an adventure. He treasured spending holidays and vacations with family each year. He loved gardening, technology, good food and wine.
He is survived by his two daughters, Christie and Julie, whom he shared with his former wife Beverly, his daughter Alysha whom he shared with his former wife Marcia, his five grandchildren and his three sisters, Vicki, Judy, and Cheryl.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald.
Published on December 3, 2016
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