Dick Lueth was a man whom everybody loved. Cheerful and kind-hearted all his life, he passed away on Thanksgiving Day at 95. Born Richard Arthur Lueth on March 29, 1918, he was the son of Paul F. and Mary Love Lueth. Dick attended Everett High School, where he met his future wife, Doris, to whom he was married for 68 years before her death in 2010. He attended the University of Washington, but left school to serve in the Army during World War II, when he was stationed in Adak, Alaska. Returning to Everett, he became a machinist, and had a long, happy career at Scott Paper Company. Dick could fabricate or fix almost anything, from furniture to motorized chairs for Doris, who was disabled by polio. Family was all-important to Dick. He dearly loved his three brothers – Paul Jr., Bill, and his fraternal twin, Bob. They enjoyed spending time together, often singing favorite songs around the piano. He was a great father who set a good example of industry and love to his family. He enjoyed the good times: each restaurant outing was a party, every family dinner a joyful banquet. Dick was fortunate in the care he received during his last years from Dr. Randall Reimer, and from Visiting Angels caregivers Maria Elena Ordiz and Debbi Lunz. He is survived by three children: Richard Lueth II (wife, Faith), Melinda Bargreen (husband, Howie), and Dr. Brian Lueth (wife, Beverly). He also leaves six grandchildren: Rachel Carroll (husband, Brendan), Dr. Owen Bargreen, Maren Bargreen Mullin (husband, Matt), Brianne Lueth Field (husband, Ross), Alex Lueth, and Chelsea Lueth; and great-granddaughters Emma Carroll, Lillian Field, and Jane Mullin. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. December 14, 2013 in Everett's First Presbyterian Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the church.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Dec. 5 to Dec. 8, 2013