Richard A. Friend, 77

RIGGINS: Richard Allen Friend Sr., 77, of Riggins died Friday November 18th, 2011 at home in Riggins, ID. of natural causes.

Born in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of Jasper and Theresa (Wilson) Friend, he was raised primarily in Portland, Oregon, where he attended Roosevelt High School.  In 1955, he met and married Dorothy Wolf, and moved to Anacortes, WA. to pursue work in the plywood industry.  Over the years, his experience led him to assist in opening plywood mills in WA, TX, and LA.  After divorcing in 1966, he returned to Portland where he married Mary Carolyn Prout  in 1968.  He moved to McMinnville, OR, where he started a new Career at Cascade Steel Mill.  In 1978, he moved with his family to Riggins, ID. where he purchased and ran a successful family business.  Divorcing a second time, Richard remained in his favorite state of Idaho for most of his remaining years.

He had a passion for family and will always be remembered for his unforgettable laugh.

He leaves behind his brother, Doug Adams; his son, Richard Allen Friend Jr., his two daughters, Victoria Bond and Denice Laritz; three grandchildren; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 30th , 2011 at Salmon River Community Church at 2:00 P.M.

 Arrangement s are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.  Send condolences to the family to: Blackmerfuneralhome.com

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