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Helton, Richard
loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, left us on July 3rd 2016. A wonderful man that left us suddenly will be greatly missed by his family and friends who loved him. Ric lived a fulfilled life and had a long successful career as an airline mechanic with United Airlines. He was a natural athlete and was a champion water skier, avid snow skier and golfer who lived life to its fullest. His passions included restoring classic muscle cars and spending time on his waterski boat at Canyon Lake in Arizona with his family. Ric is survived by his loving wife Solange Pereira de Souza Helton, his sons Jonatha Marcos Pereira Da Silva and Renan Marcos Almeida Da Silva, mother Sarah Green, Sisters Victoria Shook (Gary), Gina Helton, Jody Helton, Nieces and Nephews Alyssa Waldon, Ricky Ballard (Betsy), Cody Ballard (Emily), Shayna Kay Ballard and Megan Wood. He is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Sarah Witmeyer, Emma Hicks, Lila Ballard, Kourtney Ballard, Breccan Ballard, and numerous family and friends who were very dear to Ric. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Helton, and sister Kathy Goode. A special thank you to everyone for their support, calls and visits during this time. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Wiefels Palm Springs Chapel at 10:00AM with service to follow at 11:00AM. Interment will be at Valley of the Sun Cemetery in Chandler, AZ. Services entrusted to the care of Wiefels Funeral Directors, Palm Springs, CA.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 8, 2016
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