Wednesday, February 11, 2009



Ages 39, 41(2), 42(2),54, 67 FEB DEATHS

1. Proffitt Feb 8 , age 39,Navy

2. Smith, FEB 1,41,Army, at home

3. Bailey,67, Navy, MChief, VN and GWVet, Navy, Cancer

4. Gonzales, Feb 4, 41,USMC, Sgt, aircraft line mechanic

5. Bousquet ,Feb8, 54, Navy, USS Kitty Hawk and Enterprise, Aviation structural Mechanic, Massive heart attack

Dixon, Jan 27, USAF Special Ops(8th and 16th), 43, short illness

6. Boren , age 42, Feb 6, Army

Brewer, Jan 21, Navy, 60, E9 Master Chief Aviation Ordanceman Specialist. He served on the USS Coral Sea, USS Nimitz and USS America. He also served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Libya.

7. do Carmo,Feb 3, unexpectedly, 42, USAF

Full obits below:

Michael Proffitt
Proffitt, Michael Michael Bryan Proffitt was born November 21, 1970 to Van and Carolyn Proffitt in Dallas, Texas and passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 in Hillsboro, Texas. He is survived by his parents, Van and Carolyn Proffitt, uncle, Charles Proffitt, aunt, Gayle McDonald and cousins, Kimberly Fountain and Kelly McDonald. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Desert Storm veteran. He worked for Solo Cup Co. as a boiler tech. and his hobbies were fishing, hunting, golf, riding his motorcycle, watching NASCAR races and playing video games. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 and services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Midlothian Funeral Home 200 E. Ave E, Midlothian,Texas

Jeff A. Smith

Jeff A. Smith, 41, Davis, Illinois, died at 8:07 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 in his home surrounded by his family. Born June 12, 1967 in Madison Heights, Michigan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lou and Jackie (Collin)

Lockett. Married the former Julie Smejkal in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 19, 1990. He was employed in the heating and air conditioning business. Veteran of Desert Storm serving in the U.S. Army in Panama and Japan. Graduated from Morton East High School in Berwyn, Illinois. Jeff was friends with all he met, was caring and loving and always thoughtful of others. He was a kind soul with lots of love who tried hard at everything in life. He was always first in line with helping hands whenever needed. He enjoyed his Coca Colas and movies. Survivors include his wife Julie Smith; children Alexa, Spencer, Lili and Harrison all of Davis, Illinois; parents Jackie and Lou Lockett, Lake Summerset, Illinois; brothers Jason Smith, Woodridge, Illinois and Jimmy (Val) Smith, Hampshire, Illinois; foster brother James Herman, New Mexico; father and mother-in-law John and Lil Smejkal, Lake Summerset, Illinois and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Smith and his grandparents. Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 in McCorkle Funeral Home, 101 Main Street, Durand, IL. Cremation rites to be accorded. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Gift of Hope, Organ & Tissue Donor Network 660 N. Industrial Drive Elmhurst, IL 60126. Visit to send on-line condolences. For more information call 800-213-7070

Paul C. Bailey
Retired United States Navy Master Chief (EQCM) Paul C. Bailey, 67, of Kingston, passed away peacefully early Monday morning in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His wife is the former Jean C. Doyle. Together, Paul and Jean celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21, 2008.

Born Jan. 31, 1942, in Philadelphia, Paul was the son of the late Paul C. and Danielle G. Rivera Bailey.

He was a graduate of William Tennent High School, Warminster, and attended Penn State University, Main Campus, Collegeville.

Paul was also a 1988 graduate of the Naval Enlisted Academy, Newport, R.I.

A proud and decorated United States Navy veteran, Paul served his country for 31 years. Paul served three tours in Vietnam, as well as deployments for Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

During his time of service, Paul was the recipient of many decorations including, but not limited to, the Purple Heart with two stars, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Battle E Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Southwest Asia Medal, as well as the coveted Meritorious Service Medal.

Upon his honorable discharge, Paul had attained the rank of master chief of the United States Navy.

Paul greatly enjoyed restoring classic cars and loved to take on building projects. He especially enjoyed antiques and previously owned and operated an antique store in Fayetteville, N.C.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Paul was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans.

Paul served as Imperial Red Eyed Gnawer of the National Order of Trench Rats at the organization's national headquarters in Kingston.

Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his beloved wife, Jean, Paul is also survived by his children, Paul C. Bailey III, New Jersey; Kymberlee L. Bailey, Oregon; Donna Lee McGinnis, California; Steven M. Bailey and David J. Bailey, both of Hatboro; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; brother, David J. Bailey, Georgia; one niece; and one nephew.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday at 9 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston.

Military honors will be accorded following the Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius.

Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Family and Friends may call Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Bailey family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home Web site at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association Inc., P.O. Box 6574 Silver Spring, MD 20916 or to the American Cancer Society, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Christopher Gonzales
Christopher David Gonzales was called to eternal life with the Lord on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at the age of 41 after have been in a coma for eight years. He was an employee of United Parcel Service in El Paso, Texas as an Aircraft Line Mechanic for 10 years. He is survived by his mother, Irma Medrano; father, Samuel Gonzales; maternal grandmother, Mary Medrano; daughters, Crystal Kyle and Maegan Gonzales; son, Joshua Gonzales; grandchildren: Trace Kyle, Adison Gray, and Michael Blaze Gray; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School, class of 1985. He joined the Marine Corps on April 5th, 1989 and received a valuable military education. He was a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Post 8936. His primary specialty was as an Aircraft Line Mechanic. He did a tour of Desert Storm in 1990 and earned the rank of Sgt. He was released from active duty with an Honorable Discharge and received the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Mast (2), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Metal w/1 star, Southwest Asia Service Metal, Kuwait Liberation Metal, Naval Aircrew Insignia, Navy Unit Commendation and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. We would like to thank the caregivers from San Pedro Manor and Vitas Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. ROSARY
FEBRUARY 11, 2009
7:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 12, 2009
9:15 A.M.
9:45 A.M.
CATHOLIC CHURCH 10703 WURZBACH ROAD Military honors to be rendered at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery following.
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Richard Bousquet

Richard Joseph Bousquet, 54, of Idaho Falls, passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of a massive heart attack.

He was born April 10, 1954, in San Diego, Calif., to Charles Eugene Bousquet and Patricia Wright Bousquet. He attended many schools around the world and graduated from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Calif. In his youth, he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America.

He served his country as an aviation structural mechanic in the United States Navy and lived in many cities because of his Naval career. He worked on the Kittyhawk and Enterprise Aircraft Carriers and served during Desert Storm. He received many awards for his work and retired with more than 21 years service. He was a member of the Catholic faith and enjoyed riding Harley motorcycles, studying American Indian culture and watching and collecting movies.

Survivors include his fiancee, Sandy Snow of Idaho Falls; father, Charles Bousquet of Idaho Falls; sisters, Theresa Bousquet-Walker of Ammon and Elizabeth S. Bousquet of Rigby; and niece, Jessica M. Bousquet of Rigby. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. The family will visit with friends for one hour prior to the services Thursday at Wood Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Memorial Veterans Team and the Idaho Honor Guard.

Roy Dean "Stoney" Dixon
1966 - 2009
Roy Dixon, or "Stoney" as he was known by family, died after a short illness on Jan. 27, 2009, in Pensacola, Fla.
Roy was born the second child of the late Roy Dee Dixon and Freda Dixon Hatton on Jan. 2, 1966, in Ronceverte, W.Va. He moved with his family as an infant to Virginia and, soon after, to his childhood home in Hopewell. Roy was very athletic and enjoyed playing football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. He was coached frequently in sports by his father. All throughout his school years he continued in sports and made several life-long friends in the process.
Roy is predeceased by his grandparents and both parents. He is survived by his wife, Rose Dixon; his children, Trenton Dean Dixon and Caroline Rose Dixon, and their mother, Diana Dixon Carli, all of Destin, Fla.; his sister, Cynthia Dixon Browning, and her two daughters and son of Dublin, Va.; and by his brother, Kelly Scott Dixon of Charlotte, N.C.
He will be remembered by his many friends and aunts, uncles and cousins in the tri-city area as a big guy with a big smile. They have many happy memories of Roy during family vacations in the Outer Banks, N.C., and swimming at the Moose pool. Roy enjoyed traveling very much and at the age of 19 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and got to see much of the world.
Roy spent 19 years in the Air Force until medically retired due to injuries while serving. Roy was a member of the 8th and 16th Squadrons, which are part of AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations Command) stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Roy and his family were very proud of his service record. His accomplishments while serving in the Air Force are many and vast. While a member of AFSOC, Roy participated in "Operation Just Cause," "Desert Shield," "Desert Storm" and the "Gulf War." Roy was also the recipient of a number of medals. The ones that meant the most to him were the Humanitarian Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal. The men and women who have served with Roy will sorely miss him.
On July 4, 1992, Roy married Diana L. Dixon. They lived most of their 10-year marriage in Navarre, Fla. Roy and Diana had two wonderful children, Trenton Dean Dixon, now age 15, and Caroline Rose Dixon, now age 11. Roy loved his family dearly and spent his spare time cooking fabulous meals for them, coaching t-ball teams, building pirate ships, waterslides, haunted houses, and giving "horsey back" rides. His love for his family will stay with us always. Roy, we miss you more than you could ever know.
On Nov. 22, 2008, Roy married Rose Sherrer, of Alabama, who also loves him very much.
A memorial service will be held at Trahan Funeral Home, Pensacola, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m.


Gregory L. Boren
Sept. 30, 1966 - Feb. 6, 2009
MIDDLEBURY - Gregory L. Boren, 42, of Middlebury, Indiana, died February 6, 2009. He was born in Mishawaka on September 30, 1966, to James C. and Barbara E. Boren. Greg is survived by his father, James (Sherry) Boren of Little Elm, Texas, and his mother, Barbara Anderson of South Bend. His wife, Noell, who he married in Maumee, Ohio, on August 18, 1995, survives along with a daughter, Holli Boren, and a son, Todd Boren, both of Elkhart; six sisters, Vickie Snyder, Valerie Shylace and Dawn Thompson, all of Las Vegas, Tammy (Boren) Guriel of Hastings, Michigan, Amanda Anderson of South Bend and Misty Boren of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Ron Boren of Mishawaka, Jerry Boren and James C. Boren Jr., both of Little Elm, Texas. He is also survived by a maternal grandmother, Betty R. Vance of Mishawaka; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Gertrude Boren of South Bend; his mother-in-law, Pamela Bradley-Moellering of Mishawaka; a brother and sister-in-law, Marnie and David Kisner of New Mexico; a special niece, Melissa Boren; and nephews, Andrew Guriel, Nolan Moore and R.J., Morgan; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alva R. Vance in 1991, and by his stepfather, David H. Anderson in 2006. He served in the Army during Desert Storm and was honorably discharged in 1991. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, February 11th, in the Bubb Funeral Chapel from 4-8 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Mementos for Greggy may be brought to the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

Christopher M. Brewer

ASTOR, Fla., Christopher M. Brewer, 60, of Astor, Fla., died Jan. 21, 2009, in De Land, Fla., after battling cancer for two years.

Services were Jan. 27 at Allen-Summerhill Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Bush Nelle, Fla., National Cemetery.

Family will be greeting friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the VFW in Grand Island.

Mr. Brewer was born March 2, 1948, at Aurora, Colo.

Survivors of the immediate family include three sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher II and Lori of Lincoln, Kevin and Terinia of Tampa, Fla., and Jason and Gaberale of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Trisha of Virginia Beach, Va.; his mother, Thelma; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Don and Bev, Mike and special friend, Sally, and Rodger, all of Grand Island; and a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Don Dunning of Grand Island.

Additional survivors include eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Christopher was raised in Grand Island and attended Grand Island Public Schools. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1967. He was a E9 Master Chief Aviation Ordanceman Specialist. He served on the USS Coral Sea, USS Nimitz and USS America. He also served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Libya. He retired in 1993.

He was a life member of VFW Post 2380, serving as current Quarter Master and former Post Commander, also a Cooties life member.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his father, Don, and a brother, John.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

His beautiful blue eyes were donated so someone else could see what a hero he was to all who knew him.

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James Bradford do Carmo
do CARMO, James Bradford, 42, passed away unexpectedly on February 3, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn and sons, Daniel and James of Tucson, AZ; grandmother, Ruth do Carmo, of Alexandria, VA; father, Daniel do Carmo and wife, Barbara, of Casselbury, FL; brother, Ted do Carmo and wife, Dianne, of Lakeside, CA; sister, Cathy Lucero of Lakeside, CA; brother-in-law, Robert Leyba and wife Tammy of Santa Fe, NM; sister-in-law, Maddy Rubi and husband William of Albuquerque, NM and numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the United States Air Force and served in the Gulf War, retiring in 2006. He was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed dearly. Mass will be offered 9:30 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2009 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1800 S. Kolb Rd. Burial to follow in Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Sierra Vista, Arizona, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2009 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m.


These are all Gulf War One veterans, look at their ages, they should NOT be deceased already, they are nowhere near the average life span of Americans, especially Americans who passed the physicals to enter military service in some cases less than 20 years ago or 30 years ago, these are or were among the healthiest Americans we had to offer. Medical screenings before entering military service are stringent and they were enlisted as being of sound mind and body, so why all the premature deaths?

These are all deaths that are related to Gulf War Illness that our government refuses to believe in. why?

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