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“TO ALL OF RIC'S FAMILY I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL. I AM VALERIE NOWATZKI MOTHER ALSO JANINE BILLS OF GILLETTE WYWE AS A FAMILY...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: MYRNA EAVES - TUCSON, AZ

“Thank you Gina for contacting me. I'm so sorry to not have known until now. Val and I were very close to Rick for years. We hadn't been in touch...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jim & Val Nowatzki - Scottsdale, AZ

“I don't know if I can offer anything that hasn't already been said about Rick. I have encountered him off and on over the better part of 17 years,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Thomas Mitchell - Hawthorne, CA

“sorry to hear about ricks passing . I work with Rick at ual . only knew him for a reletivly short time but will not forget him . He was always...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Luis villarreal - Colton, CA

“I have witnessed a great man in my lifetime . With passion Rick was a tinkerer a hobbyist it had to be done just right his way the right way . He...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Darren Kelly - Garden grove, CA

“Rick was a great friend, I lived countless hours through the adventures of his life as told by him! He has been one of the greatest assets to me...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Greg Correa - Torrance, CA

“Rick was a great man and will be sadly missed. God bless you Rick! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Nils Hart - Redondo Beach, CA

“my condolences and prayers to his family, rest in peace my dear friend ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Manny Aguirre - Ontario, CA

“Ricky was an awesome knowledgeable mechanic. He was an even better friend. Ricky loved to talk. I spent many hours in conversation with him. If I...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Poortman - Lakewood, CA


Richard Helton, loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, left us on July 3rd 2016. A wonderful man that left us suddenly will be greatly missed by his family and friends who loved him. Ric lived a fulfilled life and had a long successful career as an airline mechanic with United Airlines. He was a natural athlete and was a champion water skier, avid snow skier and golfer who lived life to its fullest. His passions included restoring classic muscle cars and spending time on his waterski boat at Canyon Lake in Arizona with his family.
Ric is survived by his loving wife Solange Pereira de Souza Helton, his sons Jonatha Marcos Pereira Da Silva and Renan Marcos Almeida Da Silva, mother Sarah Green, Sisters Victoria Shook (Gary), Gina Helton, Jody Helton, Nieces and Nephews Alyssa Waldon, Ricky Ballard (Betsy), Cody Ballard (Emily), Shayna Kay Ballard and Megan Wood. He is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Sarah Witmeyer, Emma Hicks, Lila Ballard, Kourtney Ballard, Breccan Ballard, and numerous family and friends who were very dear to Ric. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Helton, and sister Kathy Goode. A special thank you to everyone for their support, calls and visits during this time. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Wiefels Palm Springs Chapel at 10:00AM with service to follow at 11:00AM. Interment will be at Valley of the Sun Cemetery in Chandler, AZ.
Services entrusted to the care of Wiefels Funeral Directors, Palm Springs, CA.