Richard William LaLiberte
1946 - 2020
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Richard William LaLiberte
November 20, 1946 - August 29, 2020

Long time resident, Richard W. LaLiberte passed away on August 29, 2020 from lung cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. Richard was born in Hartford, Connecticut and arrived in the High Desert via George Air Force Base in the 1960's with his service in the United States Air Force. Richard thereafter attended Victor Valley Junior College and then the University of California at Davis earning a degree in Design. Richard was a professional building designer and was involved in the design and building of many homes and projects in the High Desert, including Jess Ranch Senior Community and thereafter many schools while employed by an architectural firm in the High Desert. He served proudly on the Town of Apple Valley's first planning commission. Richard loved his home, gardening, bonsai plants, drawing, Saturday night cards and his family and grandchildren. He further loved boating at Lake Havasu, especially with family and friends and traveling with his wife and friends trying to complete his "bucket list" of places to visit. He had a great life with no regrets. Richard is predeceased by his parents, Norman and Angelina LaLiberte, brother Norman LaLiberte and sister Denise LaLiberte. Richard's survived by his wife of 35 years, Sherry A. Thompson, son and daughter-in-law Alex and Elva LaLiberte, grandchildren Gabriel and Alexandria LaLiberte; brothers and sister-in-laws Roger and Ann LaLiberte, Mark and Cindy LaLiberte, and sister-in-law Linda Thompson, along with many nieces, nephews and friends, and his special dog buddy, Barley. Due to Covid-19 no services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a worthy charity of your choice.

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Published in Daily Press from Sep. 19 to Sep. 27, 2020.
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December 23, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. You will be missed always. Rich was a great, kind, caring and very patient Man.
I had the pleasure of working with him for a short time at Sherry Thompsons office he taught me many things and was always very patient with me.
May he rest in peace and may his family find peace in their hearts as they heal their hearts..
Sandra Stroming
Coworker
December 22, 2020
Sherry and family I was saddened to hear that Richard passed away. He was a very caring , kind and gentle soul. I am Blessed to have known him the short time I worked for Sherry Thompson in 2019. He was very patient and taught me alot. May he rest in peace . As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Praying for comfort and peace..
Sandi Stroming
Coworker
September 19, 2020
I am very sorry to learn of Richard’s death and send my condolences to his family. He was a man full of a zest for life. His spirit will be hard to forget and greatly missed.
Bill Bachofner
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