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  • "Good memories of our friendship with Rick and fun times..."
    - Pat Dunham
  • "Rama, you and Rick were so kind when Darlene died then when..."
    - Linda Adams
  • "Rick and my dad, Paul Fujihara, worked together at Battelle..."
    - Debby Takasumi (Fujihara)
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    - Shirley Iman
  • "RIP cousin Rick your friendship was an honor"
    - Mitch Myers
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RICK LEE TRAMEL Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Rick Lee Tramel, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at The Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA with his wife by his side. Rick was born in Pasco, WA on August 6, 1940 to Glen and Adeline Tramel. He graduated from Kenne-wick High School in 1958, vot ed "Best Dressed Male Student" his senior year. After graduation, Rick worked for General Electric and Battelle Northwest Labs on the Hanford Project for 10 years. Rick left Battelle to partner with his dad in the wholesale beer and wine business in Idaho and Walla Walla. Later, Rick and his dad produced and sold RC Cola in Pasco, WA. After selling the business, Rick went to work for Roth Distributing as sales manager. Due to his long battle with Crohn's disease, he had to retire in 2000. Rick was a member of the Tri-City Racing Association. He loved his horses and had a passion for racing. He loved to tell the story of how proud he was of his horse he raised from a baby who still holds the track record in Emmett, Idaho. He loved fishing and camping with his friends and family in his favorite vacation spots, Canada and the Oregon Coast. Rick will be remembered for his sense of humor and always had a hug for you. He was a devoted husband, dad, and grandpa who will be greatly missed. After 34 years of marriage, he leaves behind his loving wife Rama, along with his children, Kristin (Mark) Mouty, Stacy Lieuallen, Erick Tramel, step-daughter Denise (David) Stocker, and grandchildren Kailey Lieuallen, and Joshua and Tayler Stocker. He also leaves behind one brother, Gary Tramel, two nieces, one nephew, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Adeline Tramel and sister-in-law Cristina Tramel. In 2015, Rick was diagnosed with terminal cancer. A big thank you to Rick's childhood friends, John Hodgson, and Larry Enders, who, along with others, helped to keep his spirits lifted, remembering the good times. Go catch the big one, grandpa! We love and will miss you. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 S. Union St., Kennewick. A memorial service for Rick will be held at Grace Point Church of God (Road 84 and Court St., Pasco) at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Stanley Lee, Hospice House and Caring Hearts Agency for their kindness, loving care and support. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day." 2 Timothy 4:7-8 The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 18, 2016