Beloved husband of Verla Brown Dye, devoted father of three daughters, Verla Richaun Knight, Lori Ann Kennedy, and Alyce Vivian Kennington.
Richard passed away February 27, 2013…one day before his 80th birthday.
He was born February 28, 1933 in Kimball Idaho, the first child of Burton C. Dye and Vivian Frandsen Dye. At the age of seven he moved with his family to Elmo Utah, where he spent the rest of his childhood working hard to help his parents run a farm and take care of the animals and his younger siblings. When he was a teen, he went to work in the coal mine with his dad. He served honorably for his country in the U S Army during the Korean War
. Upon his return, he began his life career as a truck driver. His long, curled mustache earned him the nickname "HandleBars". For several years he was a successful owner/manager of his own service station and mechanic shop in Salt Lake City, where he taught his younger brothers and many of his nephews his great work ethic.
Of all of his accomplishments, Richard was most proud of his family.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters, forty-three grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind his brothers, Kenny, Mike, Denzil,and Perry as well as his sisters, Ilene, Karen, Donna, Mary, and Nona. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lloyd, and sisters, Naomi and Evelyn.
Funeral services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah at 2:30 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Viewings will be held at the mortuary on Friday, March 1st, from 6-9pm and also on Saturday from 1:30-2:15pm prior to services. Interment will follow at the Bountiful Memorial Cemetery.