Richard F. Brookshire
1937 - 2019
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September 20, 1937 ˜ October 6, 2019

Richard “Rick” F. Brookshire was born Sept. 20th, 1937 in Battle Ground, Washington and passed away peacefully Oct. 6th, 2019 at his home with the love and support of his wife and children where it was probably still too loud for his liking, but comfortable. He was born the youngest of seven children and graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1955.
After college, Rick volunteered for the US Army where he went on to serve his country from inside the Pentagon. He had a thirty plus year career with the Alcoa Corporation where he retired as their Controller.
Rick was a life-long outdoorsman who fished and hunted his way from Washington to Mongolia and at one point even holding a Washington state record for catching the largest steelhead. He was also on a first name basis with the credit department at Cabella’s and held a charge card with more miles on it than Willie Nelson’s guitar.
Rick is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret Brookshire; his brother, Oren Holmes of San Mateo, CA; four daughters: Debbie Boler (Mike) of Seattle, Bonnie Jackman (Kelly) of Battle Ground, Katrina Hale of Battle Ground and Jenell Bay (Casey) of Vancouver; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his trusty dog, Tucker.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for 11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 26th at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene, 12401 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to the Vancouver Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 13, 2019.
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November 4, 2019
Margaret, Bonnie, and Debbie-
I feel so sad with you on hearing about Rick's passing! I knew Rick nearly all my life, socializing along with my parents, Evie and Wayne Slasor, as a child; babysitting with you girls two summers a few years ago; working for Rick in Vanexco's Accounting Department for several years; and socializing with you, Margaret, and Rick at Alcoa Christmas parties at the Hostess House.
Losing the presence of those we love on this beautiful earth is the hardest thing in life! I am sending thoughts of Comfort to you all!
Pamela Hilberg
October 15, 2019
Margaret, I am sorry for your loss. May God's grace give you support and comfort.
Marlene Fromhold Grentzer
Marlene Grentzer
October 13, 2019
Rick will always be one of my favorite people. He had a Great life. Playing cards with him was a real treat. I bet by now he has already caught "The Big Kahuna" and put it back to sea. He'll always be a #1 to me. Love Sandi
Sandi Lorenz
October 13, 2019
Going to miss you.
Wiley Lusk
October 11, 2019
Our sincerest condolences to you all, amazing family and the wonderful care you all gave to Rick. We will miss his friendship and his sense of humor.
Sending love and prayers.
Duane and Connie Givens
October 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss of Rich. He was a good man and wonderful friend to my dad.
Karen Stoker
Family Friend
October 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Blessings to all.
Vickie MacKenzie
October 9, 2019
Rick was a fun guy to be around and a great fisherman and hunter. His favorite companion was Tucker. You will be missed, my friend. Tom & Brenda Funk
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