Richard ‘Dick’ Eugene Shride passed away on April 17th, 2017 in Puyallup, Washington at age 95, with his daughters by his side. Dick was born on August 29th, 1921 in Emden, Missouri but in 1935 found his home in Vashon Island, Washington where he remained.
Dick served in the US Marine Corps (1942-1946), was a long time employee of Beall’s Greenhouse & the Vashon Island Hardware Store. Dick volunteered for Granny’s Attic & was often seen driving the ‘senior bus’ around Vashon Island.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (McCormick), his son Phil, and his siblings; Blanche, Margaret, Don, & Darryl.
Dick is survived by his daughters Colleen McClure (Charles), Joanne Wind (Bruce), Grandchildren Sheridan McClure, Heather Dioguardi, Chelese Bergstrom, Jennifer Roppo, Holly Lancaster, Megan McClure, & fourteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Frank Shride & sisters Nellie Belle, Hazel Leaf, Donna Gimblet, & Darlene Reimer.
The family recommends donations in Dick’s name to Vashon Island Heritage Museum, 10105 SW Bank Road, Vashon, WA 98070. Memorial on Vashon Island pending.
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