Ross Richard Mayfield

Ross Richard Mayfield, 85, a resident of Dickinson, Texas, passed from this life on March 19, 2024. He was born on December 10, 1938, in El Dorado, Arkansas to parents, Ross Calvin Mayfield and Hester Mary (Harrison) Mayfield.

Richard graduated from El Dorado High School in 1956 and later earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Ordnance Corp., achieving the rank of Captain. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Richard had a successful career in engineering, spending 19 years at Union Carbide, ending his time there as Manager of LPG Natural Gas Supply Group. Later, he dedicated 20 years to Koch Chemical where he excelled as Vice President of Chemical Sales.

He was a member of Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church and a 4th degree Knight in the Matthew H. Wilson Assembly of Knights of Columbus. Richard faithfully served the church in many capacities, and in 2007 he became one of the first two Instituted Acolytes at this church.

Richard had a passion for scouting from a young age and achieved the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout when he was 15 .He found solace in nature and was an avid bird watcher, seeing over 2,400 bird species during his lifetime. Richard also found great joy in traveling alongside his beloved wife. Together, they embarked on adventures that took them across the globe, fortunate enough to explore every continent on Earth.

Richard was most proud of his family and wife, Betty, who was his greatest inspiration. He had an accomplished career spanning over 40 years. He cherished the bond of friendship and developed lifelong connections with those he met throughout his life. He will be remembered for his warmth, kindness, and genuine nature that endeared him to many, leaving a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed, but his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Andrew Mayfield; grandson, Zachary Juelich; and his daughter Kimberly’s fiancé, John Kasey Barkmann.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Jones Mayfield; daughters, Kimberly Hoskinson, Terry Juelich (Robert), and Lisa Borm (Gregory); grandchildren, Amy Vance (Bryan), Matthew Hoskinson, Christopher Juelich, Amanda Juelich Erickson (Andrew), Taylor Borm (Rebekah), and Megan Borm (Michael); great grandchildren, Lucas Vance, Camille Vance, Summer Erickson, Robert Erickson, Harper Borm, and Bradley Borm; sister-in-law, Linda Mayfield Bright.

In his honor, there will be a visitation from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday March 25, 2024, followed by a rosary at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church followed by a committal at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickison or Artist Boat in Galveston in support of two of his greatest passions.


  1. We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you during this time.

    Bethany Smith, Meredith Hackemack & Bobbi Fitch
  2. My deepest sympathy for the passing of Richard. He was a very nice man and will be missed by everyone that knew him. My prayers for Betty and the family. May he rest in peace.

    Diane Gaudin

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