• Ted Mayr Funeral Home
    Ventura, CA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Richard Benjamin Chess Jr. 1935 - 2013
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Friday, January 31, 2014
We will forever remember Dick as a most gracious Southern gentlemen. Dick was handsome, hospitable and always helpful.

Betsy, we so admired the way you cared for Dick during his recent illness. You were a real trooper, and so was Dick.

We are looking forward to having you spend time in La Quinta with us.

With much LOVE and prayer for you at this most difficult time.

Rosa Lee Measures, and Albert Harris
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Dear Betsy,
I am so sad about your loss and send my condolences to his family and yours.
Linda Kay Fisher
Thursday, January 09, 2014
I just learned of his passing and am sorry for your loss. Many of my memories of him are from my youth. He was always very kind to me and was an easy person to like. I remember admiring him then.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Everyone's loss.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Good luck on your next
journey...To a swell guy and friend...
Dr. Bill Powell, 3-57
Saturday, December 21, 2013
With sincere sympathy.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Dear Betsy, We played bridge with Dick at Saticoy Country Club. We enjoyed his sense of humor and his jokes. What a great guy! His bidding wasn't the greatest, but then he would bid 6 or 7 of a suit and make it! Amazing. He was an original thinker! You were lucky to have found each other. He was a true gem.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Dear Betsy,

My thoughts are with you at the sad time. I share your loss of an accomplished person who contributed greatly to the community. May your many happy memories sustain you in the time ahead.


Dottie Loebl
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you experience God's peace.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Semper Fi Dick! We have all been through a lot together. From the Marine Corps, to your profession as an attorney and now in peace, you have been a faithful friend and ally. We will meet again on the other shore!
God bless your soul my friend until then.
Tom and Nona Sarver G Company, BC 3-57
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
On behalf of all the remaining Officers of Marine Basic Class 3-57 I would like to extend our condolences to his family. May he rest in Peace.

Semper Fi and God Bless, Major Dan Mullally, USMC Ret., Winter Park, Florida
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
He was a great guy, whom we miss. Our sympathies to his family.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Dear Betsy-
So sorry to hear about Dick's passing.Your friends and family will carry you through this difficult time...I am thinking of you and yours.
Pam Murphy
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Very sad news! He was a great gentleman.
My condolences to Mrs. Chess & family
Monday, December 16, 2013
Dick Chess was a cool guy and a great Fairfax lawyer. His family were good friends with Howard Greens family during the 70's. Dick and Howard were involved in all kinds of investments and were the first to introduce indoor tennis to Virginia. Dick was a friend and confidant. Miss ya big guy. You were special.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Dear Mrs. Chess, My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Mr. Chess was a true joy to see almost everyday at Saticoy Country Club for so many years and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monday, December 16, 2013
My condolences to Betsy on the loss of Dick. Dick was a wonderful guy, full of great stories on interesting subjects. He will be missed. Peter
Monday, December 16, 2013
My sympathies. You can find comfort at Ecclesiastes 9:5.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Dear Betsy and Family. Awesome obituary. I am sorry for your loss. Dick was a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I'm so sorry, Betsy, for your loss. Judging by the obituary, you and Dick shared a wonderful life together that you can treasure for many years!

I hope to see you at the next symphony concert--you were missed at the last one, likely caring for Dick. I hope that YOUR body parts are healthier now.

God's blessings to you and your family,

Carolyn Dolen
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