Richard "Dick" B. Sears

March 20, 1928 - March 27, 2020
Bellingham, WA

Richard "Dick" B. Sears

March 20, 1928 - March 27, 2020
Bellingham, WA


Richard Barton Sears passed away at his home in Bellingham on March 27, 2020, one week after his 92nd birthday. He was born in Mayfield, WA to Kenneth and Opal (Davis) Sears. A natural athlete, he lettered in football and baseball, and was an outstanding basketball player while attending Mossy Rock High School. Growing up, he worked hard and continued that work ethic into his retirement. He worked as a retail produce manager for many years. He was also a proud veteran, serving our country as a U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class.
In 1962, he was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Hawver in Bellingham. They loved life together and enjoyed many activities including camping, fishing, bowling, golfing, playing slots at the casino, and traveling around in their travel trailer. First and foremost, he was an amazing dad, husband, and friend to all. Dad never had anything but a kind word and thought about everyone he knew. He was dearly loved and appreciated by anyone he met. He would always beam from ear to ear when spending time with his children and loved being with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dick loved the Lord and is now at home in Heaven after a life well lived. What can you say about a great man who had so much character and integrity? Dad wanted to be remembered for doing his best and leaves this message to his loved ones, “I love all of you and have enjoyed all the times we shared”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sears, in 2009.
Survivors include his sons, Randy and Mike Sears; daughter, Vicky Sears (Wood); step-children, Rick Bradshaw, Laura Reed, and Lynn Meakin; 11 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and extended family.
Dick will be laid to rest next to his wife at Greenacres Memorial Park.

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2 responses to Richard "Dick" B. Sears

  1. We are saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. We are long time friends, having bowled in a mixed league with him and Betty for many years. We traveled around the state to various tournaments with them and had so much fun. In recent years we would run into him here and there and he was always so happy to see us, and we him. He always said he was doing great! ( with an exclamation point in his voice ). The sweetest guy we know, He will be missed by many! Love and condolences to the family.

  2. Kerry Edin says:

    So sorry Rick and Lynn that you lost your dad . You know where he is now . He found Betty by now (mom) I still remember how nice they were and never forgot coming to your house on E North St and catching up with you at the ERICKSON’s Class Reunion. Send my condolences to your sister Lynn . I am sending this for TerriLaine to for I know she would of done it herself if she could. With sympathy for your entire family’s loss. Kerry Edin (Feenstra)

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