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Richard Countryman

| March 6, 2008 11:00 PM

Richard Countryman, 57, passed away surrounded by his family, at Sunnyside Hospital in Clackamas, Ore., on Feb. 21, 2008.

He was born on June 10, 1950, in Libby, to Anna and Edward Countryman.

In 1968, he graduated from Lincoln County High School in Eureka. Richard was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973.

Richard and his wife, Roxanne, and their son, J.R., lived in Oregon City, Ore., before moving to Brush Prairie, Wash., in 1990.

He worked various jobs in the Portland, Ore. area including working for J. A. Wiley, eventually purchasing the business with a partner.

He was self-employed from then until the time of his death.

Richard is survived by his wife of 34 years, Roxanne; son, J.R. and his wife Heidi, and three grandsons, Damian, Jesse, and Corey, all of Brush Prairie; brother George of Helena; and six sisters: Ema Carr of Apache Junction, Ariz., Joan Basham of Applegate, Ore., Dora Eckhoff of Portland, Ore., Carol Johnson of Libby, Velma Potts of Brush Prairie, Mattie Dickinson of Oregon City, Ore, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and several great-great nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Alberta, and three brothers: Leroy, Byron and Allen.

A private memorial service at 12 p.m. is planned for on March 30 in Kettle Falls, Wash., where he loved to hunt and planned on spending his retirement years.