On November 12, 2020, my beautiful, sweet husband, John, heard the call, and it was time to say goodbye to all he knew and loved. Though Bittersweet, his fight with COPD was over. As we let him go into God's loving care, knowing that his transitions into the light would offer the best of both worlds. God shed his mercies and grace on him and that he received God's promises.
We thank you, Heavenly Father, for the time we shared with him as the special beloved son of Nova Babbs Jr. & Dorotheanna Richards Kiergan, Brother to Nova Babbs Kiergan I (Ned), Jacqueline Kiergan Emery, and Christina Hall.
My dearest friend and husband of 45 years. John also had brief moments in time when he loved and married Josephine Gorospe. They shared daughter Ivy Raquel Kiergan. (Deceased) He also had another brief moment when he loved and married Sherree Davis and shared a daughter Lisa Moore Kiergan Nicholson.
In our marriage, he gifted me with our beautiful daughter Brittany Kiergan.
Grandfather to Mia Carrillo, Devon Montoya, Dylan, and Gavin Nicholson.
Son in law to Lillian Turenne, She loved him dearly.
Brother in law to Thomas Joseph Williams, Yvonne & Tim Bradley, Dorothy & John Page, Annette Sing, Rosemarie & Alex Chavarin, and Salvador and Susan Murillo.
Uncle to Robert Silvas, David Bradley, Nicole & Alexis Matos, Steven, Crystal & Haily Williams, Nicholas & Ava Silvas, Trenten Matos Lee, Micah Donaldson, Christopher, Jason Candace, Erika, Pierre, John's dearest and close friends Fritz and Edie Bastings.
John was a patriotic, honorable, ethical man who loved his country and respected all cultures and belief systems.
Bless him for his sacrifice to the United States Airforce in the Vietnam War Era. Bless his brothers who fought alongside him. He thought of them often. Memories of that era stayed with him until the end of his days. John rarely spoke of Vietnam.
John was a proud owner of prized boxers Cheyanne & Pelikia, and they were very loyal and devoted to him.
John was well-liked and respected throughout our neighborhood; neighbors would often stop by to check on him and extend well wishes. Our family thanks you for your condolences and kindness our friends and neighbors continue to show us.
He loved baseball, Dodgers, Football, Rams, and Green Bay. As a child, he competed in swimming competitions. He fell three seconds short of being eligible for competing in The Olympics. He loved horses. As a young child, he was a member of the Traders Point Hunt- Indianapolis. He enjoyed sailing competitions. He enjoyed just sailing with his parents. At his leisure, he enjoyed classical music, Classic Rock, too many favorite artists to list. I enjoyed reading, playing Majan, Poker, Roulette wheel, loved Asian art and Abstract art.
He loved food and preparing family meals, and he loved to experiment with foods.
I cannot list all the various lifetime wonders of this man. Complicated, quiet, funny, caring, kind, polite, compassionate, giving of self, such a beautiful man inside and out. John's family nickname is Nani which means Beautiful in Hawaiian.
I've thought back on our 42 years of marriage, and I am in awe to think this man picked me to share his journey. I cannot express enough how lucky was I, the love and happiness we shared for so long, the things we’ve learned from him, and how he enriched our lives just by being.
I remember through the years, and he would occasionally say to me after a shower while applying his cologne, "I can't wait till tomorrow" I would ask, "what happens tomorrow? He would reply, “I get better-looking every day.
Or, every time I had an idea (not well thought through), he would slap his forehead and shake his head. That was my signal, "Automatic No-Go." So many stories not yet told, so much laughter, so much sadness, and so many tears. How do you summarize 74 years? Be comforted as I am in knowing John is home with loved ones who have gone before us, and while he was among us, he was truly and deeply loved and appreciated for all his knowledge, skills, and philosophies, but most of all, the love he gave to us all.
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