Richard Nygard passed away at age 69 on June 19, 2014 in California. Rick was the first of five sons born to Walter (Ed) and Anne Nygard (both now deceased). He received an architecture degree from Clemson University in 1968 and worked as an architect for Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in California until his retirement. A long-time resident of Berkeley, Calif., Rick was a gentle soul with a kind heart. He enjoyed travel, hiking, music and art. He spent time corresponding with Finnish relatives he met while accompanying his parents on their 50th anniversary trip to Finland. Rick was a beloved brother to Dave (Jane) of Duluth, Minn.; Tom (Shannon), Jim (Katy) and Rob, all in the Gallatin Gateway area. Rick's wife, Joan, survives him in California.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 7, 2014