Rich lived in the Fresno area in his earlier years. He moved to Eureka in 2000 to help his sister. The first time I heard Rick sing, I asked him to marry me. I was joking at the time. History tells a different story. We married in 2002. Rick learned to love Cats and Cruising. That could have been a deal breaker for me. Rick was a very kind, happy, generous person who loved to eat. He spoiled me rotten, which we both loved. He went to be with God. Now for the first time he is well and pain free. I can't wait to see him again someday. I miss him terribly.
He is proceeded in death by his mother, Alene, father, Merle Todd, son Shawn and grandparents. He is survived by his wife Margie Omstead. His children Tim, Micah and Leslie. Aunts Sue and Kay, nephew Ryan.
Rick's memorial will be April 19th at 11 a.m. at Lifehouse Humboldt Church, 2734 Hubbard Lane, Eureka.