Richard L. Murchison

dadRichard L. Murchison, 71, of Cathedral City, CA, passed away, with family by his side, on May 12, 2015 in Kirkland, Washington, five months following the diagnosis of Adenocarcinoma.
Dick was born in Wardner to Harold and Snip Murchison on June 25, 1943. He went to high school at Kellogg High School and graduated from San Diego High School in 1963. Dick studied math at Grossmont College and after many years of work, retired as a 10398529_1031076622747_7584299_nSenior Project Manager of Boeing.

Dick supported the Human Rights Campaign. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family as well as traveling.

groupDick is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Snip Murchison.
Dick is survived by his brother Harold (Sonny) Murchison; son Trevor L. Murchison; daughter Angela M. Tanferani; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Human Rights Campaign online at The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Evergreen Hospice and also the Lodge of Aegis in Totem Lake for their support in his final days.

13 Responses to “Richard L. Murchison”

  • Angela M. Tanferani says:

    I miss you so much already Dad. You were my rock; my champion cheerleader. I will never forget you and I will continue to hear you cheering for us until we meet again.

  • Sergio Pietro Ferrante says:

    Goodbye Dick, thanks for the great memories

  • Grace Tanferani (grand daugter) says:

    I miss you alot and I hope I can see you again you were the best grandpa. Can you say Hi to grandma and Butch for me. I love you so much.

  • Bob and Krystyna O'Mara says:

    We met Dick on a European cruise last year. He was such a gentleman and a gentle man. We are so sorry.

  • Rick Groger & Don Yager says:

    We miss you, Dick. You were a good friend.

  • Joanne Verwolf says:

    Dear Cuz, I so enjoyed our time together and I will keep the memories alive. Give my love to your mother as I still miss her very much, and I miss you already!

  • Bob Thomas says:

    Dick – I’ll always remember your wit and humor. So thankful for the few years we had to know you. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Sergio Pietro Ferrante says:

    you were such a good man…
    thinking of you

  • Jim says:

    Dick & I corresponded on-line for 12 years, but we unfortunately never met in person. He was a really terrific guy, and passionate about many things, to include gay rights, politics, the stock market, and music. He was a real gentleman!

    We often used to make stock selections via E-mail to each other and give the other feedback. We’d talk about the important gay issues of the day, the politics that went along with it, the importance of supporting those organizations and politicians who were fighting hard on his and my behalf for gay rights.

    Dick introduced me to the musical group Westlake as he used one of that group’s recordings in a slide montage he had made of himself. I have that recording on my computer now, and will always think of Dick with fond memories when I listen to the beautiful music.

    Although we never met in person, he was a very good friend to me, and I cherish all the communications we had together. He is very definitely missed. I hope he is in a better place now and that our paths cross again somewhere down the road up in the clouds:-)

  • Sergio says:

    Hey there, we still think and miss you

    A big hug

  • Sergio says:

    Merry Christmas my friend

  • Sergio says:

    Happy New Year Dick

  • SERGIO says:

    Hello Dick,
    thinking of you my friend 🙂

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