Sunday, December 31, 2006

Richard Ray Massey

June 16, 1939 - December 26, 2006

Passed away December 26, 2006 of cancer. He will be greatly missed by his wife Linda, two daughters, Melinda Staley (Mark) of Colorado Springs CO, and Megan Rodeffer (Aaron) of Salado TX, his seven grandchildren, Bryce, Elizabeth, Carissa, Brenna, & Sarah Staley, Molly and Brandt Rodeffer, brother Ralph Massey (Melinda) and sister Sheryl Creech (Richard) as well as his many friends and extended family members. Richard was born June 16, 1939 in Ada OK. He graduated from Central HS in Oklahoma City, then earned a BA in graphic arts at Oklahoma City University in 1961. After serving in the Air National Guard, he worked as a graphic artist in commercial advertising in Oklahoma and Washington. He retired from Washington State University in 1990. His wife Linda is a professor of human nutrition at Washington State University, first in Pullman from 1978-1990, then at the Spokane branch campus. His hobby and talent was all kinds of handywork, which he used in his church ministries at Putnam City Baptist in Oklahoma City, Emmanuel Baptist in Pullman, Pines Baptist in Spokane and finally at Heritage Congregational Church in Spokane. He loved watching all kinds of sports and especially enjoyed his season tickets with the Spokane Shock arena2 football team. His memorial service will be at 1 pm January 3, 2007 at Heritage Congregation Church, 1801 E 29th Ave, Spokane. His family requests that donations be made to the Richard Massey memorial fund at Heritage Church in lieu of flowers.


Blogger Gina said...

Oh, Melinda. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I hope your memories of your dad bring you much comfort and joy. Big hugs to you. He sounds like a wonderful, wonderful man.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Melinda, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad! Hope you and your family are doing alright.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Raji said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Melinda. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers (((Hugs)))

1:44 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Oh, Melinda! I am so so sorry for your loss. Your father sounds like a wonderful man. Side note... I actually know a few people from Ada, Oklahoma. And I know where you got your wonderful designing talents! You have a big part of him inside you that you can carry on. Whether it is scrapbooking or commercial graphic arts, it is still design. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

6:47 PM  

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