Richard L. Husk Richard (Dick) L. Husk, 85, passed on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Olympia. He was born on March 29, 1929, in Olympia. Richard graduated from Olympia High School and St. Martin's College before joining the Air Force to serve his country. Dick worked for the State Auditor's Office for 35 years, and retired as the Assistant State Auditor. Dick and his wife, Norma, moved to their dream home in 1978, a farm on Johnson Point, where they raised their son, Bryan. They spent many happy years raising cattle and farming the land. Dick enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and clam digging. He had a great love for flying, was a licensed pilot, and enjoyed flying his own plane. He was a member of the Lacey Historical Society and served as the Treasurer for many years. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Norma, whom he has left with a lifetime of beautiful memories. He is also survived by his son, Bryan of Olympia; sister-in-law, Marilyn Lotvedt; niece, Teresa (Kevin) Quinlan of Cut Bank, MT; stepbrothers, Jack (Marcia) Hicks, Frank (Darlene) Hicks; and cousins. He was preceded by his father, Vern; his mother and stepfather, Juanita and Gwin Hicks. Richard's graveside service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lacey. Memorials can be sent to the Lacey Historical Society.
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Published in The Olympian on May 16, 2014