Richard Edward Arquette, 71, resident of Monterey County since 1965, passed away on December 26, 2012, in Salinas. He was born on May 11, 1941 in Hopkinton, New York.
Richard proudly served in the U.S. Army for over 5 1/2 years, where he received the Good Conduct Medal.
He enjoyed traveling to Arkansas, Idaho and New York to visit family, and especially loved attending family gatherings. He also had a passion for driving race cars in the Watsonville/San Jose area.
Richard and his long-time partner, Steve Aguirre of A&A Welding, worked on ranches throughout the Salinas Valley, spanning out to the San Jose area as well as Paso Robles for over 35 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Junie Lee Arquette of Salinas; sons, James R. (Julie) Ivy, Richard M. (Mel) Ivy, Donald A. (Laura) Ivy, all of Arkansas, and Lawrence D. Arquette of California; daughters, Cindy Lee Arquette of California and Darlene Arquette of Idaho; sisters, Joan (George) Springman and Cindy Constable, both of New York; along with 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Lois Chapman and Sue Banks.
A graveside inurnment with military honors will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com.