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Dick Arthur Haynes


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Dick Arthur Haynes Obituary
In Remembrance of
Dick Arthur Haynes
February 19, 1928–February 8, 2018

Dick Arthur Haynes, 89, died quickly and unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, February 8, 2018, after suffering a heart attack in his Riverside, CA home. He was attended to by his son, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Shelley; and grandson, Kurtis.
Dick was a native of southern California, born to Charles Lamar and Mabel Irene Haynes in San Pedro on February 19, 1928. He attended high school in San Pedro and upon turning 17 in 1945 joined the army for an 18-month enlistment. After serving his country, he returned to southern California to attend U.C.L.A. where he met Margaret Ann Lennon, his future wife of 54 years. Dick and Margaret were married in 1952 at the Presbyterian Church in South Gate and they honeymooned in Ojai. After living for a short while in Needles, the couple moved to Riverside to take positions with Riverside Unified School District. In 1954, they would buy a newly-built house on Carson Road not far from the Riverside Plaza and would make it their home for the rest of their lives. It was also at that time that they became congregants of Magnolia Presbyterian Church. The Haynes' would have two sons, Jeffrey Michael, the oldest, and Gregory Mark. Dick had a full career with Riverside Unified School District, serving at Jefferson Elementary and Palm Adult School among other places, from 1954 to 1988 when he retired. Over the course of his career, he was a teacher, counselor, vice-principal, and principal; he was a strong advocate for educators in the local school and never sought a position in the District's administrative office. Upon retirement, Dick and Margaret spent much of their time traveling inside and outside the United States. Dick also spent a great deal of time with his older son, Jeff, enjoying life and helping out at his son's two automotive shops in Fullerton. Their circle of friends included many RUSD colleagues, Magnolia Presbyterian congregants, and immediate neighbors. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Dick is survived by his brother, Charles Sinclair; his two sons, Jeff and Greg, both of their wives, Shelley and Nola, one grand-son, Kurtis, one granddaughter, Susan, and two nieces, Bonnie Calonico and Grace Haynes.
Services will be held at Magnolia Presbyterian Church in Riverside (7200 Magnolia Ave) on Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be donated to or Riverside Assistance league.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 23, 2018
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