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MSgt (US Army Ret.) Donald “Jake” Jacobson, 88, died at his home in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 26,2013 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. A Wisconsin native, he served during World War II, the Korean conflict and in Viet Nam and was a Legion of Merit recipient. In addition to his military career, he had numerous business ventures in Montana and Virginia and had a long history of volunteer service. He
Margaret Elizabeth Bruce, 87, of Henrico went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Julian Wesley Bruce, and three sisters. She is survived by two sons, Wesley Bruce (Ray) and wife, Chris and Ronald Ellis Bruce; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters; five brothers; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Wednesday,
Melinda Richir, 57, of Caroline County, passed away Dec. 9, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mrs. Richir was a member of Ni River Community Church. She was a beloved Nanny, had taught in Caroline County Schools and enjoyed bird-watching and gardening. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Kevin Richir; children Jerimee and Calicoe Richir; father Joseph Howard and his wife, Mary; brothers David, Michael and Damien Howard; and
Nancy Bullock Napier, 78, of Caroline County passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2013. She was born on Oct. 15, 1935 in what is now Fort A. P. Hill to Robert A. and Julia Durrett Bullock. Nancy was a 1954 graduate of C.T. Smith High School and was a key member of the undefeated girls’ basketball teams. She also was an accomplished softball player and played competitively into her 50s.
Gary Wayne Peck, 55, of Bowling Green passed away Dec. 2, 2013, while performing his lifelong passion of utility line work. Many of his family and friends said there must have been a power outage in heaven and God needed an angel to get the lights back on. Gary began his career with Dominion Power and finished as a journeyman lineman for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. He was a member
Cody M. Wright, 22, of Bowling Green died Dec. 3, 2013. Survivors include his mother, Pam Farmer (Eric Lawson); his father, James “Red” Wright (Misty); two sisters, Ashley Wright and Rylee Simpkins; his paternal grandparents, Otis and Jenny Wright; his uncles, Andy and Kevin Wright; his aunt, Jody Farmer; his great aunt and great uncle, Martha Lane and Carl Martin and his niece, Sophia Wright. He was preceded in death
Ralph McKelvey Foor, 70, of Shumansville, died Sat. Nov. 30, 2013 at UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville. Born in Pennsylvania, he retired from the U. S. Army. After his retirement, he was employed at Ft. A. P. Hill for a number of years. He was also an active member of VFW Post #10295 in Bowling Green. He was the widower of Matilda Beazley Foor. He is survived by a brother, James