Seaman Bobby Dean Workman
|| US Navy
Born: July 6, 1930 -
Died: October 1, 1951 (car accident) near Oceanside,
Buried: Yuma Cemetery, Lot 202 original, Yuma
Son of Cecil R. and Gleene E. Barrett Workman of Yuma.
January 13, 1949
Workman, seaman, United States Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
Workman, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Princeton, a
unit of Task Force 38, which is now undergoing an intensive training
period in the Western Pacific and the China Sea area. These
exercises are being conducted for the purpose of giving officers and
men of the task force realistic training in all phases of Naval
activities. In addition to the training on board ship, personnel
familiarise themselves with the ports and peoples of foreign lands.
Ports of call between training manuvers include Honolulu,
Talngtao,China; Yokdankn, Japan and Guam.
Yuma Pioneer October 11, 1951
A large crowd gathered at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon to pay a
final tribute to Seaman Bobby Dean Workman of the United States Navy. Rev. K.D.
Moore had charge of the service.
Bobby, who was temporarily based at San Diego, was killed in a car accident,
October 1, near Oceanside.
Bobby Dean Workman was born on July 6, 1930, and was 21 years, 2 months and
26 days of age at the time of his death. He had lived in Yuma 17 years and
attended school here until enlisting in the Navy about four years ago. His ship
took him to Alaskan waters for six months, and one year was spent near Japan
and China and other islands of the Pacific.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Workman, three sisters,
Audrey Jean Woods of Springfield, Oregon, Cecile Joan and Derry Ursula of Yuma,
his grandmother, Mrs. W.E. Workman and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olson
of Miniature, Nebraska.
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