Richard was born 8/19/1924 in North Dakota to Sam & Pauline Petty, and passed away 3/16/2012 in Ukiah, CA. He had lived in Willits from 1932 to 1963. Residing in Clearlake, CA at the time of his death, Richard had been a self-employed truck driver for over 50 years; was an avid ham radio operator, and he served on the Clearlake Water Board. Richard is survived by his daughters, Winnie (David) Edgar of Willits, Bonnie (Bill) Gerwe of Ukiah; son, Richard (Judy) Petty of Scappoose, OR; brother, and sister, Robert Petty and Louise Wilkes, both of Willits. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 1 3 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 2 nieces and 4 nephews. Richard was pre-deceased by his parents, Sam & Pauline Petty of Willits, and by his wife of 50 years, Gladys Ilene Petty. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary.
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Published in Willits News from Mar. 23 to Apr. 22, 2012