Richard S. Graves
November 25, 1943 - July 15, 2014
We will deeply miss you..
Richard Simeon Graves, 70, passed away at his home in Lynnwood, WA on July 15, 2014. He was born Nov 25, 1943 to the late Wilson and Frances Graves. Richard is survived by his 3 children Jeff, Mike (Jesette) and Lisa (Mike), his 7 grandchildren Kari, Becky, Jazzy, Tom, Zia, Ariel and JJ, and his older brother Dan (Marilyn). He was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Nenita V. Graves.
Richard worked as a social worker for 25 years with the Department of Social and Health Services in Seattle, WA. He was an active volunteer at his church and various organizations like the Puget Sound Blood Bank.
He loved to go fishing, play slot machines, watch sports games, create interesting wood work, make beautiful and creative earrings, solve crossword puzzles, and play cribbage or scrabble with his grandkids. He had a great smile that touched everyone's heart.
We love you Dad/Grandpa. We will deeply miss you.
A private memorial service will be held in his memory.
JUST AS THE WAVE CANNOT EXIST
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and he was loved so much.