WWII Veteran laid to rest

$840 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 35 months
My father passed away December 28, 2015. He was a wonderful man, dedicated to his family, community, and country. He was a Navy pilot in World War II, flying off aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater; a volunteer fireman for over 25 years, a gardener, a fix-it-upper ( for those of you who know what I mean), and a loving husband to my mom for 56 years, taking care of her at home until she passed  nearly 8 years ago.

My father and mother came to live with us in 2001 primarily due to my mother's battle with cancer. After she passed in 2007, my dad continued to live with us. This past month has been full of ups and downs: Dad had a heart attack, was being treated for severe and growing  bedsores, and in the last week of his life his health had taken a drastic downward turn. We finally bowed to his condition and had signed him up for home hospice care- which hadn't even fully come into effect due to the holiday season ( they were waiting on further action until after the New Year)-- only to lose him less than a week later.

My father did not have life insurance. I don't know if it was a generational thing, but neither of my parents did. His family burial plot is back in Iowa. The costs of getting him back home  far exceeded our family's ability to pay, and we have been blessed that the two funeral homes involved in getting him from Connecticut to Iowa  were gracious enough to do so without any cash advance.

It is with great humility that my family and I are asking for help. We know that there are many greater needs than ours, people dealing with even more severe circumstances than our own, yet we still ask. Any amount that you can spare will help with covering the costs that we owe to these  very generous, family-owned funeral homes for helping us get this loving family man and World War II veteran home to his final resting place.
Thank you ~ the family of Richard Clipson.
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Jen Balocca
32 months ago

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please reach out if there is anything we can do for you. Thinking of you and your family during this trying time.

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$840 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 35 months
Created October 28, 2015
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Tab and Ruby Penaloza
32 months ago

RIP sir and thank you for your service to our country.

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Anonymous
32 months ago
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Emily & Nicolas Quevedo
32 months ago

All our love.

Jen Balocca
32 months ago

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please reach out if there is anything we can do for you. Thinking of you and your family during this trying time.

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