Richard Harrison Abernethy

1933 ~ 2007



Richard passed away quietly at home the morning of

December 26, 2007. He was born December 29, 1933, in

Los Angeles county to Richard and Ruth Abernethy. Saturday would have marked his 74th birthday.



Richard graduated high school, served in the Navy as a Sea Bee, and graduated from Cal Poly. He married Barbara Moore, had two sons, and moved his family from Ojai, Calif., to Central Point in 1967. Shortly thereafter they purchased the home where he raised his family and spent his life.



In 1997 he married Rita Adams and shared the rest of his life with her.



Richard owned and operated Truck and Industrial Repair, a successful business that dealt with many local companies and he was known as a man of character and integrity. He had a great love for family, horses, wildlife, and a passion for photography.



He will be missed by his sons, Bill (Lisa) and Pat (Lesley); and their children; his wife, Rita; her children, Bill (Rhonda), John (Laura) and Andy (Katie); and their children.



There was a private gathering for family and friends to

celebrate his life on December 29, 2007. He will be

greatly missed.



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special

Olympics or Paralyzed Veterans to honor his memory.