Dick was born in Paradise in 1934. He grew up in the Paradise/Plains area. He joined the USAF in the fall of 1951 as a Jet Fighter mechanic. Dick was a true jack-of-all-trades – sheriff, rancher, logger, mechanic, carpenter, and musician.
Services were held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in February. Family survivors include Jan (Brad) Woodford, sons Riley (Alisha) and Cole Woodford; Brian (Neyla) Cole, daughter Sarah Cole (Rob McCammon); Jody (Bob) Stamm, son Ben, daughter Taylor; and Jon (Amanda) Cole, sons Logan and Kadin Cole; his brother, Dan (Betty) Kelly, sister, Sue (Jim) Snead and brother-in-law Clyde Terrell as well as many beloved other family.
Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. We all miss him dearly.