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Opinion Obituaries
Sam Pyeatt
June 18, 1938-January 24, 2018
Sam Pyeatt, 79, of Midland, TX
passed away on January 24,
A Day in the Life 2018 surrounded by his family.
The family received friends on
Friday, January 26, 2018 from

Everything takes time

6:00pm – 8:00pm at Nalley-
Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Graveside services were held on
Saturday, January 27, 12 noon
at Resthaven Memorial Park in
Sam was born on June 18, 1938
to Harold and Winona Pyeatt.
He graduated from Midland High
School in 1956 and attended

o I’ve been back to work Oftentimes, I hear people say, Texas Tech and Texas Western in El Paso. He was
Times Reporter married for 59 years to his wife Jo Ann Benton and
for a month now and for Cathyleen Rice“ 24 hours isn’t enough time to together they had 3 sons: Britt, Garth and Tryon. He was
the most part, everything do what needs to be done in a a member of the Church of Christ. Sam enjoyed playing,
coaching and officiating sports. But family was always
has been alright, but still day.” Well, I somehow beg to the priority. His 5 grandchildren Brittany (Chane)
there are a few aches and pains Well, the joke is on me, because differ. Blandford, Deonna (Aaron) Hardaway, JR Pyeatt,
that I have to deal with, which whether I like it or not, every- Life, people, choices and mo- Derrick Edmond, and Cole Pyeatt; 3 great grandchildren
Casen and Holt Blandford and William Hardaway were a
according to my doctor and thing takes time. ments are all affected by time, great joy.
physical therapist, will take time It takes time for people to and at the end of the day, how
In his younger days Sam was employed by El Paso
to heal. admit they’re sorry, it takes time we choose to use our time affects Natural Gas, Palo Verde Irrigation District and Palo
Funny thing is, I’m an impa- for someone to admit they have what we get out of it. Verde Unified School District. On returning to Midland
tient person, so when I take a feelings for you, time for old As I attempt to use my time from California Sam and Jo Ann began their own snack
food distribution company. After retiring Sam could be
pill or complain about an ache, I wounds to heal, time to better wisely every day, I surely wish found on the Nueva Vista golf course or volunteering for
expect it to be taken care of right yourself and even more time time would just speed up to when Meals on Wheels.
then and right there, no question to start all over again if plan A I’m 100 percent back to the old Sam was preceded in death by his parents and his in-
asked. doesn’t quite work. me! laws, Bill and Totsy Benton.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be
donated to Meals on Wheels.
The Mighty Pen Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Online condolences
can be made at
Please sign the guestbook at


JULY 4,1924 - JANUARY 13, 2018
Frank was born in Denver,
Colorado to parents Asakichi
and ChikiUyemura and was
the fourth of six children.

Frank was preceded in death

by his wife Irene, two brothers
George Uyemura and Joe
Uyemura, two sisters Betty
Sugihara and Mary Miyamoto
and a grandson Frank Richard
Uyemura. He is survived by
his sister Stella (Lloyd) Tanaka
and three children Nancy
(Rex) Mahaffey, Richard
Uyemura and Gary Uyemura. He has six grandchildren,
21 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

In Frankʼs younger years he helped with the operation of

a family restaurant business in Denver and in later years
he moved with his family to Blanca, Colorado where
they worked a small farm growing cauliflower and
assorted fresh vegetables.

While attending school in Blanca he met Irene Wakasugi

andthey were marriedJune 18, 1944. Later his parents
and siblings returned to Denver but he and Irene
remained in Blanca.

In 1963 Frank, Irene and their two sons moved to

Blythe, California. Their daughter moved to Denver with
her family.
Frank remained in Blythe, farming for Hayashida Farms,
Suzy Bel Farms and Ralph Clayton Farms. In
September of 1971 after many years in agriculture he
moved to the City of Blythe Municipal Golf Course as the
Greens Superintendent and eventually took the City
Parks as additional responsibility. After 21 years he
Editorial retired on July 3, 1992.

Frankʼs passions throughout his life included baseball,

‘Baby Bonds’ would give kids a boost

basketball, fishing, bowling and of course golf.

Frankʼs infectious smile, easy-going manner and caring

personality will be dearly missed by his family and

ccording to a come from incentives in Tribune article notes intriguing one. Memorial Service at Frye Chapel Feb 3,2018 at 2:00 pm
report in the the tax code. that such an amount of Having access to Reception to follow after at American Legion.
Please sign the guestbook at
San Diego According to an NPR money could help pay money can offer more
Union-Tribune, report, the trust funds for college, or be a down opportunities to people,
the goal behind Baby would be guaranteed payment for a home, or such as higher educa- Joan Farrage Willard
Bonds is to lessen to grow at the rate of help start a new busi- tion, without worrying January 24,1931 - December 30, 2017
wealth inequality in the inflation plus 1 percent ness. about incurring an Joan Farrage Willard
U.S. a year until the child The ultimate goal is to overwhelming amount joined the Lord in
Using a sliding scale, of debt. Some make the Heaven on December
turns 18. reduce wealth inequal- 30, 2017. She was born
children who come from But imagine graduat- ity, by giving children decision to not attend January 24,1931 to
wealthy backgrounds ing from high school, a boost as they enter college out of concerns Margaret and Minem
would receive less, and having a little cash adulthood. about the debt. Farrage in Blythe,
while children of poor On the flip side, California. Joan loved
waiting for you. The The concept is an growing up in Blythe with
families would receive however, the proposal is
her six other brothers
more. not a cheap option. And
The idea stems from there could be concerns and sisters. She left Blythe to attend nursing school in
Darrick Hamilton, an Your View about turning over, in San Diego and later moved to the Oxnard, California
area when she married the love of her life Les Willard.
economist who recently Our readers are encouraged to voice their opinions on this some cases, a sizable
presented the idea at the page. Send in your letter to the editor to: amount of money to a Joan remained close to all of her brothers and sisters
American Economic As- freshly minted adult. throughout her life. Spending her holidays and vacations
sociation conference, ac- Would every 18-year-old with her husband and family were her most enjoyable
times, as it was for her siblings. The Farrage seven were
cording to the San Diego have the wisdom and always happiest when they were together.
Union-Tribune report. All submissions to the Palo Verde Valley Times and the common sense neces-
Lots of questions Quartzsite Times should include the author’s first and last sary to handle a sudden She was preceded in death by her husband Les Willard
remain, such as how name, address and daytime phone number for verification windfall? and all her brothers and sisters, Rosalie, Tom, CeCe,
purposes. Priority will be given to letters of 350 words or less, Dick, David and Ruth. She leaves behind 21 nieces and
the proposal would be What do you think, nephews and many more great nieces and nephews
paid for. The San Diego with longer ones subject to editing for length. Letters to the readers? Is the Baby who are comforted knowing she is reunited with her
Union-Tribune article Editor should discuss community issues and should not involve Bond idea one worth beloved Les and her family. Services will be January 26,
notes that the project consumer disputes or personal attacks on individuals. We pursuing to help al- 2018 at 9:00am, Palo Verde Cemetery.
Please sign the guestbook at
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