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Richard John Godinez, 57, of Colusa passed away April 11, 2012 at Colusa Regional Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1954 in Colusa, CA.
He was a lifelong Arbuckle resident. Richard loved being involved in agriculture, working for numerous area farmers.
Richard enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; he was an avid Raiders fan, loved Chinese food, traveling especially to Mexico, and loved the outdoors. Richard was a 1973 graduate of Pierce High School.
Richard is survived by his daughter Maria Godinez of Colusa; father Juan Godinez of Mexico; brothers Jesse Godinez (Janice) of Arbuckle, Johnny Godinez (Becky) of Yuba City and Rudy Godinez (Darcy) of Arbuckle; sister Esther Godinez of Los Angeles; and 4 grandchildren.
Richard is preceded in death by his mother Emma Godinez; and brothers Salvador Godinez and Ruben Godinez.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Ullrey Memorial Chapel 755 Market Street Colusa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Private cremation will follow the services. Inurnment at the Arbuckle Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel -Colusa (530) 458-3794.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 17, 2012