2017-01-12 / Obituaries

Richard L. Rodrigues

Richard L. Rodrigues left this earth on Dec. 20, 2016 at home with family present .

He was born on Nov. 8, 1938 in South Gate, Calif. to Lloyd and Naomi Rodrigues. Richard entered the Navy in 1956 to serve his country. He moved to Mariposa in 2000 with his wife Shirley. They built their retirement home and enjoyed the beauty of Mariposa along with may friendly people.

Richard was a friendly, jolly soul who loved life and family. Airstreaming was his second love, traveling all over the United States with his wife and treasured dogs, making friends along the way. He will be missed by all.

Richard leaves behind his wife, Shirley; daughter, Debbie ( John) Sims; grandson Johnny, Hunting Beach, Calif.; daughter Tricia (Carl) Zelambo, Mayer, Ariz., grandsons, Steven, and Scotty; stepchildren, Ardell Bridge, Mariposa, Calif.;granddaughter, Erin ( John) Woods, Moorefield, Neb.; three great-grandchildren, Khloe, Gus, and Abigail; stepson Roger Pihlaja, Kettle River, Minn.; granddaughter, Rochell ( Jeremy) Sipes, Duluth, Minn.; great-grandson, Leif; granddaughters, Ronni (Chad) Manney, Duluth, Minn., and Rhea Pihlaja, Kettle River, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd; mother, Naomi (Betty); stepsister, Irene Marta, Santa Maria, Calif. and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

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