In Memory

Richard F Bailey Puck - Class Of 1934

Richard F Bailey Puck

Richard Fosmark Puck passed away peacefully on March 24th 2007 in Mt. Vernon, Washington after a long illness. Born in Seattle's Swedish Hospital on November 6, 1916, he spent most of his life in California before moving back to Washington. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1940, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and spent four years in the U .S. Army Air Corps, departing as a Captain to return to civilian life in 1946. He served an additional two years in the Korean War as a Major in the U. S. Air Force before returning to Southern California. He was a General Contractor in Pasadena, California for many years, specializing in custom quality home remodeling and light commercial projects.

He met his wife, Charlotte, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in 1972. They were married in 1974. He served on the Board of Directors and two terms as president of the Rio Alto Water District in Lake California as well as volunteering many hours in the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Redding, California. His passion was for the great outdoors, and he and Charlotte spent many of their happiest hours cruising the Pacific Northwest, in their boat Discovery. His lifelong interest in hiking, boating, and adventuring took him to many places, including a visit to Norway where he discovered family members from the Fosmark side of his family. He also served many years as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Shasta Community Concert Association. He is survived by his wife Charlotte, daughters Patty Iverson and Sara Longworth, and son Larry Puck. He also leaves six grandchildren and many friends.

Redding Record Searchlight, April 4, 2007