More detail on this person: Forrest R. Bjornaas - Dick was 25 years in the military, 20 in the
Marine Corps aviation. He was born in MN, and entered the Navy to serve as required, and then
decided to go into the Marine Corps after flights training in Pensacola, FL. He make it a career,
served 2 tours in Vietnam; first as a helicopter pilot and next time as a C-130 pilot, when he
retired from the Military. He went to work for Jewett Insurance Agency in Yuma in the 70's and
remained there until it was bought by Yuma Insurance, Inc. He retired from Yuma Insurance in 2007.
Along the way he mentored many insurance professionals, impacting their careers with his integrity
and business ethics. After 28 years he retired from, the Insurance business. It was time to just
enjoy life for a while and take a well deserved rest. He moved from Yuma to the Phoenix area until
He leaves his loving wife Mary Lou of 59 years, five children, five grandchildren And four great grandchildren who love him very much and will miss him forever and one grandson who is following in his footsteps in the United States Marine's.
Dick will be buried in Yuma at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
Published in The Yuma Sun on Aug. 19, 2015
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