Richard Alan Blackhall, 67, of Tonasket, Wash., died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Spokane due to injuries he sustained March 30, 2012.
Rick was born November 5, 1944, the eldest of four children born to Alan and Mary (Webb) Blackhall. He attended schools in Twisp and Pateros, graduating in 1963 and graduated from auto body repair in Tigard, Ore.
He then entered into the U.S. Army in 1965, serving in Vietnam for one year. Following his discharge in 1967, he remained in the USAR.
Rick worked in the auto body profession, worked on ranches in the Methow Valley and at Monse and owned and operated service stations in Okanogan and Twisp.
Rick loved his family, cars, camping, fishing, pinochle, dancing, gardening, reading westerns, history and mysteries, cooking, boxing, football and woodworking and leather crafting.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alan and Mary; his brother, William and his son Blaine. He is survived by his daughters: Dawn MaLyne Breiler of Seattle, Maryann Breiler of Omak, Tania Marie Ellis, Virginia; sons: CJ Blackhall (Jessica) of Mead, and Cliff Blackhall, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; and grandchildren, Johnathan and Christina Hertenstein of Omak, and James and Joanna Blackhall of Spokane; sisters, Mary Lou Mathyer (Don Treise) of Twisp, Arra Sue Buzzard (Dean) of Tonasket, and Lori Anne Fisher (Don) of Moses Lake, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A remembrance service for family and friends will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Friday, May 25, 2012, at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the US Armed Forces Legacy in Tonasket or to the charity of one’s choice.