Saxton, Richard E. "Rick"
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Richard Earl Saxton, age 61, March 9, 1951-September 27, 2012. After a courageous battle with cancer, our beloved brother, Rick, rests in peace, free of pain and earthly cares. Rick was an amazing and caring son, brother, uncle, friend, coworker, neighbor, and mentor. Rick graduated from Scottsdale High School and Arizona State University with a degree in Architecture. He served in the Peace Corps for two years in Benin, West Africa, where he designed schools. When he returned to Arizona, he continued to design schools, and other public service buildings. Rick had many varied interests through the years, from zipping around in road rallies, being a Boy Scout Leader, active in Toastmasters, teaching and mentoring in architecture related organizations such as AIA and CSI, and his honor serving as HOA president of his Idylwilde neighborhood for many years. He also had an affinity for Pontiac Grand Ams. His unique wit and gentle kindness will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved Rick. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Saxton. He is survived by his three sisters, Phyllis Mullins, Nancy (Jim) Pennington, Mindy (Dan) Titterington, and brother, Dale Saxton. He also leaves behind, nephews Ryan and Wesley, and nieces, Colette and Kyla. A celebration of Rick's life will be held on October 27, 2012, from noon until 2 p.m. at Idylwilde Park in Phoenix. All who knew Rick are welcome to attend. Please google Idylwilde Park PHX for map.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21, 2012