May 20, 1939 – Aug. 3, 2013
Richard Ernest Tucker was born in Los Angeles on May 20, 1939, to Ernest and Evelyn (Young) Tucker. Richard died in Tillamook, Ore., on Aug. 3, 2013, at the age of 74.
His family moved to Cowley when he was six, and he graduated from Cowley High School in 1957. He moved to Portland in the 70s, where he worked as a mechanic. Richard married Eileen Werner in Reno on Nov. 28, 1986. They moved to Tillamook in 1991 and built their home.
Richard was a very skilled heavy equipment mechanic, owning and operating US Alloy. He loved working on his property, woodworking, collecting coins and fishing trips with buddies.
He was a loving husband who enjoyed the simple things in life and was always willing to help others.
Along with their beloved dog, Maggie, he is survived by his wife, Eileen; children Robbie, Kimberly, Donna Jo, Charles and Jeff; brother Jim (Peggy) and sister Cindy Muir (Austin); several grandchildren and numerous Werner family in-laws, whom he considered family.
At his request a private family gathering will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to Tillamook Hospice. Cremation arrangements were made in care of Waud’s Funeral Home in Tillamook.