Dick Riis was a great school administrator, as a past student
of Cypress, Magnolia and Sequoia
I can personally attest he was
more than willing to use that
paddle he kept around in his office.
While I was at Sequoia I was pretty
impressed when I saw him in his national guard uniform. He looked like a general to me. Being a veteran I am even more impressed finding out about his earlier army history. The people of Redding, CA can thank men and women like this who gave unselfishly of themselves to this community. I appreciate it MR Riis.
Sending love to Robert, Richard and Mrs. Riis.
What a privilege it was to share so many great memories though out the years with both Mr. And Mrs Riis
I remember many conversations with Mr. Riis regarding choosing a college, the importance of goals and taking pride in doing your best. He was such an incredible role model and very influential on not just my life but my brothers as well. I loved his stories, his lessons, and valued his guidance. He was extended family for sure.
What a great man...thank you for all you gave Mr. Riis..they just don't make them like you anymore.
Love you dearly,
Dick touched so many of us in so many ways. First in the Redding schools, later in the Redding Guard unit, and later as an always contributing member of the community. Dick was a man who lived a life that truly made a difference. You have served us all and earned you rest. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
I will forever remember the fun of learning tennis and golf from this wonderful Physical Ed teacher.
I will turn home at last once more
Knowing that a true soldier's rest
Once earned is sweet
His peace complete
Who gave until the last his best