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Richard (Rick) Vern Dickson – June 3, 2020

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Richard (Rick) Vern Dickson

Richard (Rick) Vern Dickson born July 10, 1944 in Redmond Oregon passed away in the early morning hours of June 3, 2020 surrounded by family and friends in his home in Susanville, California. Rick was raised in Powell Butte, Oregon by his mother and father Patricia and Elsworth Dickson. He joined the Army Reserves during the Vietnam war and was trained for riot control.

Through the years he has had careers as a dairyman and a farmer. In 1985 Rick and his family relocated to California where he was a truck driver, he repaired well pumps and worked on automatic milking machines.

While his grandchildren were in 4h, he was an active volunteer and in his most recent years he has had a love of being Santa Clause for the children and families of our local community.

He is survived by his wife Darlene of 49 years, his sisters Judy Dunaway, Lola Dickson and Walt and his brother and sister in law Dwaine and Janet Dickson, 2 daughters and their husbands, Tammy Swayze and Ed Swayze, Tonya Joyner and Kevin Caughron, 1 son Michael Dickson, 3 grandsons 3 granddaughters and 1 great granddaughter as well as all the kids that have called him Papa through the years.

Please join us on Saturday June 13, 2020 from 10am to 2pm at the Swayze’s for a get together in remembrance of “Papa” Rick Dickson.


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