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Richard Bryan de Hertoghe

Posted 2023-11-19 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Nov. 19, 2023-
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Richard Bryan de Hertoghe, known to his friends and family as "Bryan"
passed away on Nov. 3, 2023, at the age of 81 in the comfort of his home
located in Lake Havasu City. Bryan was born in Bell, California on Sept.
19, 1942, to parents William Clifford de Hertoghe and Sophia Lopez.

Bryan met his loving partner, Beverly Gail Brooks and have been by each
other's side for 48 wonderful years. They raised their blended family
together and built many magical memories along the way of their life

Bryan enjoyed taking his family camping at the mountains and the beach
and then they would go ocean fishing on the pier; but not until his
children finished their homework first. Bryan enjoyed cooking; a talent
he picked up from his mother, Sophie. He would cook for the entire
family and a favorite was his famous "super tacos". He enjoyed watching
baseball and football, teaching his kids about the sport. Bryan had
strong family values and really enjoyed spending time with his family
whom he held dearest to his heart.

Bryan attended barber college in Hollywood, California and was good at
cutting hair, which inspired his daughter, Andrea, to attend beauty
school. He was owner of his business; American Fire Extinguisher Company
located in California. He and Beverly operated the business where they
sold fire extinguishers to hospitals and schools.

After moving to Lake Havasu City in 1992, Bryan worked at St. Vincent
and Goodwill donation centers after his retirement from his business. He
will always be remembered as a hardworking, selfless, and standup man
who was a great provider with honorable values and greeted people with a
humble smile and respect.

Bryan is preceded in death by his parents; William Sophia, sister;
Darlene, and brothers; Bill and Ron.

He is survived by his life partner; Beverly, daughter; Andrea Kay, sons;
Douglas, William, Zachary Brooks and Joshua de Hertoghe, brother; Wayne,
14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.

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