December 10, 1941 - January 30, 2021
Hutchinson, Kansas - Richard "Rick" Ojeda, 79, of Hutchinson, died, January 30, 2021, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born December 10, 1941, in Hutchinson, to John and Elizabeth (Caudillo) Ojeda.
Rick graduated from Hutchinson High School and Sidney's Hair Dressing College, but he often joked that he went to Yale, "in the front and out the back". He was a cosmetologist and owner of Rick's Hair Fashion. Rick studied, taught, and was awarded across the United States and Europe for his cosmetology. He was also very active in his community. Rick participated in Kansas For Life, Hispanics For Life, Wichita Police Advisory Committee, Racial Profiling Advisory Board, and the NAACP and several others. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Hutchinson and also supported Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Church of the Holy Cross, and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for many years.
Rick is survived by: daughter, Dominique Ojeda, Clear Lake Shore, Texas; granddaughters, Chelsea Ojeda-Jones (Andrew), Seabrook, Texas, Meagan Smith, Wichita; brother, Tony Ojeda, Hutchinson; sister, Rosemary Ojeda, Hutchinson; three great-grandchildren; three nephews; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Johnny and George Ojeda; and sister, Juanita Ojeda.
Private funeral service will be Thursday, February 4, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, with Father Mike Maybrier officiating. For the health and safety of friends and family, everyone can view Rick's service online at 10am, visit the St. Teresa YouTube channel day of the service. Military Honors will be conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Burial Park. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Kansas For Life, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Published by Wichita Eagle on Feb. 3, 2021.