11/23/1941 - 12/03/2012 Richard C. Hudgins passed away late Monday morning at his Lakeport home. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Norine Alma Mahood, his children, Wendy (David) Floyd of Rohnert Park, Kelly Hudgins of Lakeport, Amy (Rich) Guluarte of Lakeport; his grandchildren, Justin Guluarte, Jelissa (Ryan) Strugnell, Nick Bennett, Alisa Floyd, Rebecca Floyd and great-grandson, Gavin Strugnell. Rick enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. When he completed his military service, he married Norine and spent the next 28 years in Northern California working for Pacific Bell/AT&T and raising a family. Not being one to rest on his laurels after retirement, Rick moved to Lake County and decided to start working again as a Independent Contractor and Security Manager. Rick later achieved a lifelong dream of owning a gunsmith and sales business. Because of Rick's contagious smile and happy demeanor, "Rick's Guns" became well known as one of the friendliest gun shops in Northern California. Although his accomplishments were many, Rick remained fully committed to being a Loving Husband, Devoted Father, Role Model, Patriot, Philosopher, Craftsman, Giver, Jokester and Genuine Friend. If you knew Rick, your life was better for it.....If he knew you, you were family. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2012 at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport. Rick's family graciously requests any donations be made to Hospice Services of Lake County, 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport CA 95453. For further information contact Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012