Richard Ernest Holgate
   Richard E. Holgate passed away on December 10, 2008 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, 
Idaho Falls, Idaho at the age of 78 years.
   He was born on November 28, 1930 in Terrebonne, Oregon at home to Norman Ray Holgate and Lucille 
Margaret Wilson. He was the fifth of seven children.

   He married Darlene Charmene Chadwick in Big Piney, Wyoming on June 29, 1956. They had three children; 
Robert, Danny and Georgie.

   Richard served in the United States Air Force on a refueling aircraft during the Korean War. He was a 
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge. He was active in the Shriners, and Commandry.

   Dick was a fishing enthusiast and enjoyed traveling during the winter months to the desert southwest. 
In his earlier days, he raced snowmobiles. He referred to his loved ones and close friends as "Fella". 
It was a loving habit which was returned by his family. While living near Yuma, Arizona, he learned the 
craft of creating hanging baskets from the dried roots of the desert evening primrose.

   He is survived by two sons, Robert and Danny, daughter-in-law Julie, grandsons Jared and Bryan, and 
close companion, Donna. Richard was preceded in death by a son, Georgie Lee, his wife, Darlene, brothers 
Fred, Walt and Bobby, and a sister, Patricia.

   The funeral service was held in Big Piney, Wyoming at the Community Congregational Church. A graveyard 
service with Honor Guard provided by the local VFW chapter followed the funeral at Plainview Cemetery.