In Memory

Richard Mitcham

Richard Mitcham

Richard Mitcham      

Richard C Mitcham passed away in his sleep from a massive heart attack on September 11, 2017 at 6:59PM in Marysville, Washington at the home of his good friend Steve Abbott.  Steve performed CPR on one of his best friends until relieved by paramedics of the Marysville Fire Department.  The paramedics worked on Richard for over 50 minutes, but could not revive him.  Steve deeply regrets that he could not bring Richard back.  Richard leaves his sister Pam Mitcham Harris (MHS 1966) son Shawn, daughter Shana, and step-daughter Kari, and Kari’s grandsons Jared and Jacob.  Richard served in the US Navy.

Richard was really looking forward to the MHS 1967 50th Reunion.  Since he lived in Arkansas he couldn't be on the reunion committee, but he was able to be a greeter at the reunion and had a great time.  Richard thoughts of the reunion was, "I have to say; the Reunion Committee did an outstanding job. That was the best organized and most enjoyable event I've ever attended.  Everyone was so friendly and made really feel like was part of the group.  I got a chance to me a whole lot of people that I was familiar with by site but really didn't know who they were. It was truly wonderful. Great job guys!"

Richard wanted to be cremated and didn't want to have a memorial.

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09/13/17 05:21 PM #1    

Steve Favorite

I spoke to Richard numerous times prior to the reunion about the reunion , his military carear and family. He was very excited to come to the 50 year reunion and said he wouldn`t miss it for anything. He wanted to be a greeter for our class , came early to the reunion to see what he could do to help. Some of his best friends were Steve Abbott,Bill Klemm and Chris Perry  along with many others. He came to the Friday night get together, the reunion and the Sunday picnic , so he could see as many people as possible, his high school years were some of his fondest memories and wanted to talk about them. Richard walked up to many,many classmates just to say hi even if didn`t know them well from school. On Monday he wrote on our website that the class reunion was the best events he has been to. He had a great time before passing away ! He truly will be missed by many people.

May he rest in Peace !

09/13/17 07:04 PM #2    

Stephen McKenzie

Richard was a great guy in HS, and I enjoyed our long conversation at the reunion. I am truly saddened by his passing. I pray for God's comfort & strength for his kids & extended family. You were a blessing, Richard, and we are missing you already.


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