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Richard Thaddeus Proctor, 61, of Warrenton, Oregon, passed away on April 26, 2023 at his home. He was born on June 1, 1961 in Seattle, Washington. He is preceded in passing by his parents, Ann Moore and John Proctor.
Richard grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from North Kitsap High School. After some traveling post-graduation, he received an Associates Degree in Marine Technology from Santa Barbara City College. Richard had a passion for hiking, diving, mountain climbing, cars, coins, photography, and travel. He loved exploring new places and meeting new people. Some of the places he had traveled to included Belize, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Many of his more recent adventures included his beloved German Shepherd, Ruger.
Richard was a hardworking man who spent his life working in a variety of fields including marine construction, underwater welding, fabrication, and boat building. He was also proud of his work with the Oregon Youth Authority, where he was able to positively impact the lives of youth.
Richard was a loving father who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by son, Calvin Proctor; daughter, Haley Lehman and husband Daniel; grandson, Daxton Lehman; sister, Judy Williams and husband Jay; stepmother, Marcia Proctor; stepsister, Nancy Nead; stepbrother, Joe Kolmer and wife Lora; and numerous members of extended family, whom he loved greatly.
Richard will be remembered for his infectious laugh, love for life, and his adventurous spirit. He never missed an opportunity to explore new places, try new things, and make friends along the way.
The family is currently making arrangements for a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Richard's memory to The Mountaineers, a Seattle charity that helps youth and adults access the outdoors, at www.mountaineers.org/donate
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