Richard J. Phare

October 14, 1941 - February 21, 2019

Richard J. Phare

October 14, 1941 - February 21, 2019

Obituary

Richard James Phare, age 77, of Ferndale, passed away on February 21, 2019. Richard was born in Tulalip, Washington to Richard and Norma Phare. He graduated from Ferndale High School in 1961. Richard was a life-long commercial fisherman, retiring from Intalco and had a few side jobs at Diehl Ford and Saveway Gas Station. He was described as a happy, friendly, loyal, loving, caring, hardworking, faithful, generous, kind, great friend and a jokester. He will be remembered for his laugh, sense of humor, nickname creator with rhymes and Seahawk fan extraordinaire. He is preceded in death by his mother Norma Kelly Cline; stepfather Wilfred Cline; father Richard B. Phare; stepmother Dorothy Sam Phare; and brother Gary Cline. Richard is survived by his wife Vivian; siblings Marie Phare, Darrell Phare, Jewell Minnick, Lillian Marquez, Ross Cline Sr., Ronald Cline, Carmen Cline, and Tom Cline; children Richard C. Phare, Audrey Phare, Sheryl Phare, Steven Phare Sr., Troy Phare, James Phare, Steven Phare Jr., Tyler Phare, Kaylee Phare, Danny Phare and Chris Brooks; grandchildren Anthony Phare, Latonya, Sweetie, Trent, Rachelle, David Heathers, and Kyle Phare; 5 great-granchildren and numerous other relatives.A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday February 27, at 10:00am. Both services will be held at the Wexliem Community Building.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Feb 20, 2019 (No Time)
  • Venue: Wexliem Community Building
  • Location: 2100 Lummi View Rd Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

Prayer Service

  • Date & Time: Feb 27, 2019 (No Time)
  • Venue: Wexliem Community Building
  • Location: 2100 Lummi View Rd Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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8 responses to Richard J. Phare

  1. Loren Adkins says:

    So sad to hear of Richard’s passing. I’ve known him off and on for what seems like decades through work paths that crossed and being a neighbor just down the road on Azalea. I walked by his place many times and always thought kindness was the one word that defined Richard. He was a very nice man, he was honest, full of integrity, and a completely devoted family man to his wife, kids, and grandkids, many of whom he helped raise. I will never forget Richard and feel honored to have known him. RIP sweet man.

  2. tyler phare says:

    dear dad i miss u plz dad i miss u why did u haft to go

  3. thomas Reese says:

    I just learned of Richard’s death. We were classmates in HS and had many good times during those years. A great guy. My thoughts and prayers.

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