Richard Henry Killary
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Age 88, of Auburn, California, passed away June 5, 2013, of natural causes. Born July 2, 1924 to Ruth Adele Thayer and Francis Henry Killary in Oak Park, Illinois, he was the oldest of their four children.
He served in the army during World War II. After the war, he moved from Chicago, Illinois, to Auburn, California. He attended Placer Junior College where he met his sweetheart, Marion Harris, in a salesmanship class. They married June 30, 1949 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Oakland, California Temple April 10, 1971.
Richard owned a janitorial service which cleaned many businesses including Lou La Bonte's Restaurant, the Ground Cow, Nat's Men's Store, the High Way Patrol, the Auburn Court house, the DMV, and countless other stores and offices in the Auburn area for over thirty years. He was a member of the Auburn 1st Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many callings in the church auxiliaries. He was a Mason, and he also enjoyed reading, raising Scotties, researching family history, and spending time with family and friends. He had an out-going personality and a beautiful tenor voice. Many dear friends added joy to his years in Auburn.
Surviving are his five children, Patrick (Crystal) Killary, Utah; Clifford (Shelley) Killary, Arizona; Jo Anne (Lester) Barker, Utah; Anita (Brian) Balkcom, Georgia; and David Killary, California; 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and two brothers, Francis Killary Jr., California; and Franklin (Barbara) Killary, Wisconsin. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Marion, brother; Kenneth, sister; Norma and grandson Matthew.
Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing, Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, Ca, 916-725-2109). Funeral services will be held Friday, June 14, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (287 Poet Smith Drive, Auburn, CA). There will be another viewing prior to the funeral in the Relief Society room. Interment will be in the new Auburn District Cemetery.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers from June 9 to June 12, 2013