Dr. Richard (Doc) Francis Fields, 89, passed away peacefully Feb 1. Doc was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dordene, and his son, Rick Fields. He is survived by his daughter, Gayle Wilcoxson, and son, Thomas Fields; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Doc showed love and kindness for those around him. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a dentist for more than 40 years, as well as a member of the Glendale Rose Society, American Rose Society, Valley of the Sun Garden Club, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Valley Boat and Ski Club, Desert Boat and Ski Club and Glendale Optimist Club.  

Before he retired, his office had more than 200 rose bushes he had maintained for his enjoyment and for his patients. For 30 years, he contributed his time to Mercy Care Dental Center. His greatest joys were boating, water skiing, camping, sand dune-buggying, caring for his roses and spending time with family and friends. He was a very social person and thrived on enjoying life to its fullest.

Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley. Services will be 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glen Lakes Ward, 8840 N. 61st Ave., Glendale.