Jan. 22, 1924 — Dec. 14, 2018
Richard Arthur Wicht passed away peacefully at home, in King City, Ore., on Dec. 14, 2018. He was our loving, gentle, sweet father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.
He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Richard and Mattie Wicht (Walker). His family came to Longview when he was a small boy. He graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1942.
Richard served in the Coast Guard during World War II. After the war, he returned to Longview and married Mildred Caines. They had one daughter, Pam Logsdon (Wicht). After his divorce to Mildred he married Julia Sammon. He worked for Longview Fibre as a boiler operator until his retirement in 1989.
Richard and Julia wintered in Mesa, Ariz., for many years and moved to King City in 1997.
His passion was automobiles. Richard spent many hours working on them. He owned many cars during his life. He could often be found under the hood or under the car. In addition to his cars, Richard loved the many dogs he had throughout his life. They were his beloved companions.
He is survived by his wife, Julia; his daughter, Pam Logsdon (John) of Woodinville, Wash.; three grandsons, John Logsdon Jr. (Kirstin) of Los Angeles, Scott Logsdon (Lindsay) of Snoqualmie, Wash., and Mark Logsdon (Erin) of Woodinville, Wash.; and eight great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Irene Phillips.
The family is grateful to NW Kaiser Permanente Hospice for their compassion and kindness.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be announced in the late spring or early summer.