Russell Wesley Semm passed away on April 5, 2007. Wes was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Grand Island, Neb. He married Donna Jean Richards on Feb. 9, 1950, and Wes and Donna celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary this past February. They moved to Buena Park, Calif., in 1957 and later moved to Kingman in 1987. Wes was very involved in the community.
He loved to work with others, especially those individuals associated with the Elks Lodge, where he was involved in assisting with Thursday Night Bingo and the college scholarship programs. He participated in and promoted local blood drives and was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church Men's Group; he was always there to fry the eggs for the men's breakfasts.
Wes was full of life, he adored his wife and best friend, loved his immediate and extended family, appreciated and respected his friends and was always there to help others and make you laugh with his jokes. He loved Johnny Cash and Hank Williams and shared his love of music with his family.
Wes leaves behind his beloved wife, Donna; his children, Bob (Rhonda) Semm, Terry (Roger) Ueda, Larry (Linda) Semm and Gary Semm; his grandchildren, Donna (Gabe) Esquibel, John Trotter, Todd Semm, Travis Semm, Jenna Semm, Rocky (Luke) Meadows, Marc Morris, Jason Ueda and Jamie Ueda; his great-grandchildren, Devin Serrano, Gabriel Esquibel, Estevan Esquibel, Marissa Esquibel, Matthew Esquibel, Manny Esquibel, Daulton Meadows and Addyson Meadows; and his nieces and nephews, other family members and his many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Wilbur and Theresa Semm; and his brothers, Gordon and Cecil Semm.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at St. John's United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. John's United Methodist Men's Group and the Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice Center.
And between now and then till I see you again, I'll be loving you ... love me.