Richard Alan Morrisset was born January 21, 1953. He led an interesting and full life. In 1975 he graduated from the University of Southern California and later obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University. Upon graduation from USC, he was commissioned as a Navy Supply Corp Officer, and after a fulfilling career, retired as a Navy Captain in the Navy Reserves. Rick was also a CPA and did his apprenticeship with KPMG and Arthur Andersen. He operated his own CPA tax practice in Camarillo, California before he joined forces with Julie Robinson to form the company Morrisset and Robinson, CPA's.
Rick spent the majority of his life in Southern California. However, his love for the Pacific Northwest brought him up to Bellingham Washington to live in his later years. More recently, he bought a home on Lake Samish with beautiful views of the lake and forested hills, a most idyllic setting. Although Rick had many achievements in life, his most important accomplishment was raising his fine son, Robbie, a high school senior in route to the University of Washington this fall.
Rick loved to travel the world, boat around the San Juan Islands, follow USC football, and spend precious time having adventures with Robbie. He is survived by his son, Robert Morrisset, his father M. Wendell Morrisset, his sister Cindy Crocket (Dann Daggett), and his brother John W. Morrisset (Christine). His mother Jeanne predeceased him in 2009.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 24 at 1:30 pm at the Channel Islands Yacht Club (4100 Harbor Boulevard, Channel Islands Harbor, CA 93035). The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, Washington as a thank you for their loving care of Richard during his last days.
Published in Ventura County Star from Jun. 3 to Jun. 4, 2016.