Richard Dale Blodgett, a Baptist, a resident of Roseburg, OR since 2000, (originally from Wellston, MO) passed away peacefully with his sister Margaret, daughter Cynthia, and son-in-law Alan O'Dea at his side in his home in Roseburg, Oregon on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the age of 80.
Richard was born to parents Paul Gaines Blodgett and Ines Lorraine Warden on December 25, 1937, in Dent County, MO. He grew up in Wellston, MO as the eldest of four siblings. Richard relocated to California, where he graduated from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera (Class Of '55).
Richard married Shelvia Mae Snell of County Yo, PA circa 1957, and the couple had three children (by age) Richard Mark, Randall Paul, and Cynthia Irene. Richard later married Darlene Mae Marshall of Long Beach, CA in 1986, where the couple spent the next 30 wonderful years together before Darlene's passing in 2006.
Richard, a proud, 30-year Teamster member, worked as both a short and long-haul truck driver often hauling doubles, triples, and tankers. Richard was also a lifelong member of the Nuggets MC of Southern California, having received his retirement patch. Richard's passion for driving and riding was second only to his love for animals as well as donating to animal charities throughout his lifetime.
Richard is survived by sisters Donna Pauline Megale of Long Beach, CA, Margaret Ann Triviso of Roseburg, OR; brother, Ronald David Blodgett of Yorba Linda, CA; daughter, Cynthia Irene O'Dea of Hudson, NH; sons, Richard Mark Blodgett of Shelton, WA, and Randall Paul Blodgett of La Habra, CA; many grand and great-grandchildren, as well as many dear friends.
There will not be a funeral.