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Rick E. Perez 1963 2011
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LARNED — Rick E. Perez, 47, died Feb. 3 at Pawnee Valley Committee Hospital, Larned.

He was born Nov. 26, 1963 in Larned the son of Janero and Mickey Gonzales Perez. A lifetime area resident, he was a corrections counselor at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Larned, the Prince of Peace committee and attended St. Rose Catholic Church, both of Great Bend.

Survivors include: his mother of Larned, a daughter, Sydney Anne Perez of Great Bend; two brothers, Tim Perez and Troy Perez both of Larned; sister, Gina Perez of Larned; nephews, Adam Perez and Bryce Perez; niece, Deavin Perez; two great-nephews, Cayden Perez and Hagen Kennon; and Heather Weatherman and her children of Great Bend.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Bernard Felix presiding. Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Sydney Anne Perez Educational Fund in care of Beckwith Mortuary. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.*

P.O. Box 477, 916 Main

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 6, 2011