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Dr George Richard “Dr. Dick” Wheelock

Dr George Richard “Dr. Dick” Wheelock

Birth
Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA
Death 18 Feb 2014 (aged 87)
Del Mar, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 126088056 · View Source
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Dick was born on May 3, 1926 in Safford, Arizona. After service in the U.S. Navy during World War II he attended college at the University of Arizona. After college he earned his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

After marrying Mary Elizabeth McDaniel they moved to Del Mar, California where he founded the Del Mar Medical Clinic. After retiring in 1991 he, along with Deacon Al Graff, founded the St. James/St. Leo's Medical Clinic; this provides free and low cost medical care to the population of Eden Gardens (a neighborhood of Solana Beach, California).

He is also a past president of MAEGA (Mexican American Guidance Association) which provides scholarships to students of Mexican ancestry who are first generation college students. He served over 20 years on the MAEGA board.

Dr. Dick was a charter member and past president of the Del Mar Rotary.

He died peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 18, 2014.

In addition to his wife Mary he is survived by four children: Michele Pitts, M'Liss Defrancesco, Misty Sandefur, and G. Richard Wheelock, Jr. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


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  • Maintained by: Megan Cunningham
  • Originally Created by: Esperer
  • Added: 8 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126088056
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr George Richard “Dr. Dick” Wheelock (3 May 1926–18 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126088056, citing El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Megan Cunningham (contributor 48143529) .