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14 JUNE 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® In Memoriam Raymond Gabino Cueto (1946~2021) The Arizona Water Well Association reported the loss of Raymond Gabino Cueto on January 11, 2021, at the age of 74. Born in Morenci, Arizona, he graduated from Eastern Arizona Junior College with a draft- ing degree, then gained employment at Hughes Aircraft in Tucson. After serving in the Navy at several stations including Vietnam and California, Raymond moved to Clifton, Arizona, eventually purchasing his parents’ interest in their well drilling business. He also spent eight years on the Clifton School Board. His passion was providing a service to his customers and community. If there was ever a person out of water, no matter the day or time, Raymond always responded - even into the early morning hours. Raymond is survived by his wife Roberta; sons Raymond Jr. (Dawn) and Brian; grandchildren Christopher, Timothy (Jacque), Jose, Brianna, Aubrey; great-grandson Jackson; sister Carolyn (Rocky); cousins, nieces, nephews, and several longtime employees whom he loved like sons. Jackie “Jack” Brooks (1964~2021) Jackie “Jack” Brooks of Summerfield, Florida, passed away on April 22, 2021. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he moved to Belleview, Florida, in 1995. His passions ran deep; he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all riding his Harley. His greatest pride came from his innate ability to drill, which he had been doing for 20 years. His work at Bryant’s Pump Service & Well Drilling earned him great respect and many friends. Jack is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pam; daughters Amber and Janessa; brothers Clarence (Carole) and Charles; sisters Charlotte and Emma; nieces, nephews, and an array of close friends. Louie Duane Beck (1956~2021) With an incredibly heavy heart, the South Carolina Ground Water Association (SCGWA) informed of the passing of Louie Duane Beck on April 22, 2021. He was the owner of Beck Well Drilling and friend to many. As a third-generation drilling contractor, Duane gave water to the thirsty - in practice and in spirit. Currently an at-large director, he was a long-serv- ing SCGWA Board Member. He was also an avid softball dad and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he met his wife Evelyn 39 years ago. Duane is survived by Evelyn; his children Kevin (Ashley), Kaylee (Ben), and Kara (Parker); grandchil- dren Bennie and Ruby; and was waiting the arrival of Aurora. Ronald John “Ron” Elliott (1947~2021) Sadly, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) posted the passing of Ronald John “Ron” Elliott on April 15, 2021. His enthusiasm for blasting was evident as he started his career with the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Schefferville, Quebec, after graduating from British Columbia Institute of Technology. He later worked at Pacific Blasting, retiring in 2013. Ron then founded his own company, International Blasting Consultants. He was a big promoter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, even serving as its pres- ident. Ron joined CIM in 1991 and became a life member in 2020. He was an avid curler, fisherman, golfer, skier, and marksman. Ron is survived by his wife Bernice; son Christopher; daughter Genevieve; brother Bob; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Faye, sister Kathleen, and parents John and Mary. DeLyle Walter “Skip” Chappell (1974~2021) Tragically, DeLyle Walter “Skip” Chappell of Evanston, Wyoming, passed away due to an incident at a gas drilling site in Montrose, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 2021. Knowledgeable about many things, Skip loved to read and do crafts, and was known as an extremely hard worker. He liked fishing, camping, and anything outdoors. Skip is survived by his wife Tina; children Emilee, Harper, Calee, and Alex; brother Davis (Cathy); and sisters Rebecca (David), Denice, Teri, and Racheal. Lest we forget...

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