Richard William Reyes
Richard Reyes, 87, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at the Kavanagh House on 56th Street
Richard was born January 9, 1925, in Des Moines to Virginia (Cervantes) and Joseph Reyes. Richard was the tenth son of eleven children, (nine brothers and one sister). He proudly enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps
at the age of 17, and was stationed in the South Pacific during WWII during which time he received the Purple Heart
. After he returned to the U.S., Richard married Chris Howser on June 9, 1946. He worked as a Photographer for Solar Aircraft and later had his own studio, Ricardo's Photography on the Southside of Des Moines. Richard loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed singing, boxing and playing golf in his younger years. He was a huge Frank Sinatra fan.
Richard is survived by his son, Steve (Mary) Reyes; and daughter, Jodie (Craig) Quick; grandchildren, Maria (Matt) Fay, Angela (Kevin) Graeve, K.C. (Lydia) Quick, Steve (Katrina) Quick, Joe (Amy) Quick, and Andrea Quick; great-grandchildren, Ginger Fay, Kassidy Quick, Dylan Quick, Sydney Quick, Hannah Quick, Kay Quick, and Jackson Quick; brothers, Robert Reyes and David Reyes. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Chris, in 2008.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Lowman Cemetery in Runnells. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com