Saturday, August 14, 2010

Richard (Dick) Phillips

Richard (Dick) Phillips passed away in Grand Junction, CO, on April 23rd, 2010. He was 65. I first met Dick Phillips in 1985. Dick was a regular at the Wrightwood Knap-in at Jackson Lake. Dick would delight in pretending to arrest me and take me to the shooting range to try out his latest gun purchase. Dick was great at everything he tried and he was a really tough guy. I had just talked to Dick days before he passed away about a hiking visit with him.

He is most remembered as the CA Fish and Game Warden for the community of Wrightwood, serving from 1985 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to his State service, Phillips also served the public as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy and a US Forest Service Smoke Jumper. Dick also saw extensive combat in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Conflict.

Happy Hiking and Hunting Dick

Friends payed their final respects, at a Memorial Service for Dick Phillips held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM at:
Saint Pius V Church
7691 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

1 comment:

danwinne9 said...

I went to high school with Dick and later lived next door to him in Bellflower CA He was the real deal honest tough likeable and the best hunter I ever knew He will be missed
God Speed Dick
Dan Winne