Richard Faustinas Oyler

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Richard Faustinas Oyler

Death 13 Sep 2012 (aged 88)
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 97704407 · View Source
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Richard Faustinas Oyler, age 88, died peacefully from Congestive Heart Failure on September 13, 2012. He was born November 30, 1923 in Dunbar, Nebraska to Sherman Grant Oyler and Lenora Jeanette (Phelan) Oyler. Richard grew up in Glendale, Ca. where he attended local schools and graduated from Glendale High School.

Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July, 1941 at age 17. He served aboard the USS Curtiss 4 years and was honorably discharged in January, 1947. Richard was a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Richard met Alice Lenore Boyle while both were serving in the Navy and stationed in San Diego, Ca. They dated and danced at Camp Elliott and married on July 21, 1945 in Lehi, AZ.

Richard and Lenore settled in Lone Pine California for 25 years. While in Lone Pine, he was employed as Inyo County Treasurer and Recorder and was President of both of those State Associations from 1955-1956, California State Inheritance Referee and eventually owned a Private Insurance and Real Estate Business. Richard was active in Community service and served terms as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and was active in many other civic and community organizations as well. After a move to San Clemente in 1977, Richard and Lenore purchased Décor Center, a local flooring and drapery business for 12 years. He and mother remained in San Clemente for 35 years.

Richard converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1949. He was a faithful, true convert who served willingly and lovingly in many leadership roles for 63 years. He was an avid genealogist who researched thousands of family names and along with his wife served as full time missionaries in both Palau Micronesia, and Boston, Mass.

Richards legacy to his family are the lessons he taught by example. He loved unconditionally. All who knew him became friends and he made everyone feel better about themselves. Richard's devotion to his wife Lenore was constant, true and unfailing. He was survived by Lenore for 3 short days. They ares also survived by daughters, Sherman Dorsey(Jim), Garnett Jorgensen (Brent), Debra Meyer (Kim), and sons Grant Oyler (Chris), Richard G. Oyler, and Bryan Oyler (Susan), 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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  • Maintained by: Suzi Dewsnap Terrell
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  • Added: 24 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 97704407
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Faustinas Oyler (30 Nov 1923–13 Sep 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 97704407, citing Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Suzi Dewsnap Terrell (contributor 46902002) .