Richard Stillwell

Obituary of Richard Stillwell

Richard was born on September 10, 1931, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He passed away peacefully at The Fountains on February 27, 2024, after a three year battle with Alzheimers Disease. He graduated from Manteca High School in 1949. He was very active in FFA and won many awards for the prized pigs that he raised. After graduation he enlisted in the United States AirForce and was stationed in Chateauroux, France. While there, he met the love of his life, Yvonne, and they were married in 1955. Upon returning to the states, he was stationed is El Paso, Texas, where he fulfilled his military obligation. While in El Paso, Texas, they welcomed their first child, Stephen. He then moved the family to California, where they welcomed their second child, a daughter, Martine. They made Live Oak, California, their home and Richard went to work for Ray W. Johnson Machine Shop in Yuba City, California. He learned his trade while in the Air Force and was well known for being a master machinist. He eventually became the owner and worked there until his retirement in 1998. Richard had a passion for fly fishing and became an avid fly fisherman. On any given weekend you could find him in the middle of a stream somewhere catching trout. Richard and his son, Stephen, spent many hours fishing together. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Yvonne; a son, Stephen Stillwell and daughter-in-law, Gail; a daughter, Martine Netto; a grandson, Grant Stillwell and wife, Katrina; a granddaughter, La Trisha Rassmussen and husband, Chris; and great-grandsons, Cameron and Logan Rassmussen; and sister, Barbara Bryant. He is predeceased by son-in-law, Sam Netto; and brother, Carl Stillwell. Richard's passing has left a tremendous hole in our hearts that can only be filled when we meet again. A private burial will take place at Sutter Cemetery.

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