Albert Arthur Field, 93, of Cherry Valley, California
passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the
morning of April 27, 2023.
Albert was born on January 13, 1930 in Dodge City,
Kansas. In 1939, the family moved out West from
Bellevue, Nebraska to Camp Roberts in Salinas,
California. In 1943, the family moved to Redlands,
California after his father retired from the military.
Albert was drafted into the Army on March 27, 1951 and
served two years in combat during the Korean War. In
spite of everything that happened during the war, he
would never accept a million dollars to not have that
experience. He made a lot of good friends who he
remained close with. One of those friends introduced him
to his wife of 65 years.
Albert married Donna Jeanne Frahm on March 23, 1957.
They lived in various cities in Southern California with
their five children and eventually moved to Cherry
Valley, California in January of 1983.
Albert spent 40 years as an independent operator in the
trucking business. The last 10 years for Beaumont
Concrete at their rock and sand plant in Cabazon,
In addition to being a devoted husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather; he had many activities and
hobbies that kept him busy.
Albert was a member of the American Legion, the First
Cavalry Division Association, and the Korean War
Veterans Seventh Cavalry Chapter. He enjoyed attending
their yearly reunions that were held across the country;
one year in South Korea for the 60th Anniversary of the
Korean War. For years he attended the “King High
School Remembers” Day at Marin Luther King High
School in Riverside, California to speak with students
about his experience in South Korea. In 2015 he visited
the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
He loved being on the road with his fifth wheel visiting
family and friends. Usually taking along grandchildren.
He liked keeping busy. Being outside doing yardwork,
building stuff in his shop, and flipping houses in his spare
time. If you needed any help, he was the man to call.
Albert liked to complete puzzles, play games such as
Pinochle, Shanghai, Cribbage, and Hand & Foot. You
would catch him every Tuesday and Saturday playing
Bingo at the Highland Springs Country Club (HSCC).
Over the years he curated many albums filled with photos
and memories. He documented his childhood memories
and his experience in the Korean War. Some of his
writings about the war were eventually published.
His impact was felt by all who knew him. A life well
lived. A legacy that will live forever. Albert is survived
by his children, Sherrie A. Murphy (Andrew) of
Huntington Beach, California; Matthew P. Field (Sheri)
of Banning, California; Mark M. Field of Highland,
California; seven grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife,
Donna Jeanne Field; his parents, Carlton McLain Field
and Florence Mae Field; daughter, Ramona Jeanne Field;
son, Albert “Bud” Field, and seven siblings (three sisters
and four brothers).
A viewing will be held on May 12, 2023, from 4pm to
7pm at Wiefels & Son Mortuary in Banning, California.
A graveside service with Military Honor will be held on
May 13, 2023, at 10am at San Gorgonio Memorial Park in
Banning, California. A reception to follow at his home in
Cherry Valley, California, from 12noon to 2pm.
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