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I am saddened to see the loss of Richard. I knew him from the early 1990's when he was president of the Coyote Springs Road Association. My now ex-husband (Don) and I formed a friendship with him and Lois during that time. We went to EAA Fly-ins at his Paulden property and enjoyed a few dinner parties at his home.

Dick and Lois were so very warm and welcoming.
Over the years, both Lois and Dick would show up at

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Posted by: Lucille Corsair - Prescott Valley, AZ - friend   Dec 10, 2012

I cannot see Richard without a project or helping out a friend. He worked quietly
without fanfare and with great self reliance - from his Pipe Organ with its pipes
between the floor joists to his open cockpited airplane powered by a former light
plant engine. He was a true self taught Engineer in a zillion areas, and always a
gentleman to all he encountered. Richard for ever ski in deep powder with the
snow plume close behind and fly high on sun drenched wings in a plane that
needs no fuel. Thank you Richard for being a friend and teacher

Posted by: Wally Smith - Anchorage, AK - Friend and Fellow Denali Ski Pat   Nov 28, 2012

How wonderful it was to meet you and have you both in our lives. I saw Carolyn Ward about a month ago and we were reliving the parties at your home in Anchorage and Richard showing those old time movies and all of us laughing.And it was nice to keep the friendship open while we either traveled south or you north. We loved watching Richard always being involved in a new project and viewing the results, which always turned out

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Posted by: margie and Ray Patrawke - anchorage, AK - friend   Nov 27, 2012

I am very sorry for your loss. It was always fun to see the next project he would work on. Your Christmas parties were the best.

Posted by: David Patrawke - anchorage , AK - Neighbor   Nov 27, 2012