Richard James Boomer, 93, of Marana, AZ, went to be with the Lord, April 5, 2017 after a brief illness.Richard was preceded in death by his parents Georgia Ellen (Bodoh) and Guy Joseph Boomer; his wife of 51 years, the love of his life, Lura Edith (Estabrooks) Boomer, and his beloved grandson Thomas Earl Jackson. Richard is survived by his three daughters Ellen Ann Hall (CW Hall) of Marana, AZ; Marion Ann Boomer-Hauser (Ross Hauser) of Sanibel, FL; and Elizabeth Ann Boomer of Santa Fe, NM; as well as his granddaughter Sara Elizabeth (Jackson) Johnson and great-grandchildren Kylie and Brianna of Phoenix, AZ, and cherished as a son, Captain Andrew Tyler Blakemore (Alyssa Hart-Blakemore), US Army, stationed in Warminster, England, as well as his treasured feline friend "Miss Melanie." Richard served in the US Navy during WWII from 1943 - 1945 as a Pharmacists Mate 2nd Class. He was attached to the 6th Marines and served in Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Shanghai, and Indianapolis, Indiana. He returned to naval service in 1951-1952 stationed at Bethesda Naval Medical Center during the Korean Conflict. Richard was born in Fond du Lac, WI on October 19, 1923, though he resided in Waukegan, IL for 60 years, and Marana, AZ for the last year and a half. As a 1948 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in Chemistry, Richard worked most of his professional career at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, IL, retiring from his position as an Analytical Chemist in 1986 after 35 years of service. A life-long Episcopalian, Richard was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Waukegan, IL for 60+ years. Richard lived by the credo "honor God, love your family, and defend your country." His memory lives on in the hearts of all of his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL. Luncheon.immediately following
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 6 to Jun. 25, 2017.