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Richard 'Dick' Moots

September 18, 2023

Richard "Dick" Moots, born November 3, 1933, in Lamberton, Minnesota, peacefully passed away on September 11, 2023, in Moyie Springs. A memorial service to celebrate Dick's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 29,  at Bonners Ferry Second Day Adventist Church, 513353 US-95. All who knew and loved him are welcome to join in honoring his memory.

On September 26, 1950, Dick embarked on a lifelong marriage with his beloved LullaBelle “Dudie” Barker. Together, they nurtured a close-knit, loving family where family always reigned supreme. Despite losing his father at four, Dick became a loving father to Arlyn, Robbin, Debbie, Dawn, Reid, Brent and Holly, all becoming exemplary individuals. Dick's dedication as a husband, father and grandfather to his 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren filled him with pride and joy.

In 1965, the family embarked on a vacation, driving from Minnesota to Oregon in their cherished 1956 Oldsmobile with six kids. What was meant to be a temporary journey became a lifelong move to the west coast.

Until his 1996 retirement, Dick owned Dick’s Auto Repair in Molalla, Oregon. Afterward, he and Dudie made a serene move to Montana.

Deeply rooted in his faith, Dick served as a dedicated deacon in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, uplifting his community and strengthening his spiritual bonds.

Dick possessed a gift for connecting with people. His conversations with strangers were effortless and his laughter infectious. His warm and welcoming spirit left a mark on everyone he encountered.

His simple pleasures included Sabbath afternoon drives, laughing at the Three Stooges and hearty home-cooked meals. Dick had a profound love for hunting, a tradition he passed down to his sons and grandsons.

The memories formed at family gatherings attests to the love and laughter he infused into their lives. Memories will shine brightly in their hearts for generations to come. Dick will be remembered for his love, laughter, and the enduring impact he had on his family.

Dick's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all who provided care and love during this difficult time.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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