Richard James Regier

Richard James Regier

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 1 Aug 2012 (aged 71)
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Burial Ninety-one, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Plot 4N-16
Memorial ID 96269512 · View Source
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SALEM - Richard Regier passed away August 1, 2012, at the age of 71. His wife of 51 years, Florence, and daughter Christine Fordyce (Michael), sons Randall, (Vicki) and Samuel (Allison), eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. A. Regier and Ruth Elizabeth Welty.

Richard was a man of many interests and loves. Over the years of his life, he was an inspector for the State Highway Commission of Kansas, an activities director for Prairie View Mental Health Center in Newton, Kansas. After moving to Pratum, Oregon in 1971 he spent many years farming with Dave Roth, then moving on to operating his own Auto-Body paint and repair shop. During all these years there was always time to listen to someone's story, share a joke or offer a helping hand. In 1992 Richard finally gave in to the call that had been on his heart for many years, he accepted the pastorate at Zion Mennonite Church in Hubbard, Oregon. He served for ten years, retiring in 2002. His retirement years were filled with restoring motorcycles, going on many pleasurable rides with friends and best of all some rides with his granddaughter, Katy. The BMW meets in John Day each summer were a highlight of the year for him.

His last project was the creation of a '51 Chevy pick up street rod, a fulfillment of his teenage dreams. Sadly, lung cancer made it impossible to fulfill the dream of "cruising" down Main with his sweetie by his side. Six short months after diagnosis he slipped away in the quietness of his living room with his wife and daughter at his side.

A private burial is planned at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Oregon with a public memorial service to follow at 7:00 p. m . on August 15, 2012. If you would like to make a donation in honor of Richard's life, the family asks that it be made to Odyssey Hospice of the Pacific Northwest, 707 13th St NE, Suite 299, Salem, OR 97301

Published in the Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal on August 12, 2012.

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  • Created by: Royce E Hostetler
  • Added: 30 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96269512
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard James Regier (30 Oct 1940–1 Aug 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96269512, citing Zion Mennonite Cemetery, Ninety-one, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Royce E Hostetler (contributor 47447951) .