Richard "Rick" Van Hoose
1953 - 2021
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March 12, 1953 ˜ February 2, 2021

Surrounded by his family, Richard “Rick” Van Hoose, 67, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Feb. 2, 2021. He fought a valiant battle with lung cancer for over a year with courage, strength and faith.
Rick was born on March 12, 1953, to William and Elizabeth Van Hoose in Wenatchee, WA. After graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1971, Rick went on to receive his Bachelor’s in Economics from Whitman College in 1975.
After graduation, Rick landed his first job at First Independent Bank starting as a teller and then shortly thereafter transferred to the trust department where he remained for 27 years. In 2009, Rick joined Riverview Trust Company where he became a Vice President and Chief Fiduciary Officer. He was well loved and respected by his coworkers and it was a very sad day when he had to retire due to his illness. He was also a member and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington.
In 1977, Rick met Sue Johnson, who also worked at the bank, and they married in 1979. They have two amazing daughters, Ashley and Kelsey.
Rick was a gentle man; quiet, steady, dependable and smart. He didn’t rush to speak but when he did, everyone listened and his insights were always right on. Rick loved spending time with his family and spent their vacation every summer in Glacier National Park. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, various committee chairs and always a dependable volunteer. Rick was also a member of The Greater Clark County Rotary Club since 1999. He served as the Club President in 2003. As a Rotarian, Rick championed numerous youth leadership development and recognition programs. He also volunteered for many Community Service projects of the club.
Rick was predeceased by his father, Bill Van Hoose. He is survived by his wife, Sue; his mother, Beth; his daughters, Ashley (Arron) Steiner of Palouse, WA, and Kelsey Daniels of Vancouver; and three grandsons with another expected in May. A celebration of his life will occur at a date to be determined when COVID restrictions allow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 17, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
With So Much Love and Condolences to Susie and All of Rick's Dear Family! I know your Dad was admired, accomplished and led a life of integrity! May you find comfort in his steadfast Love for his Dear Family♡
Jane Davis
February 19, 2021
Rick and I never worked at the same bank, but he was one of the nicest guys I knew in banking. He was always very friendly and never failed to have a wise thing to say. He will surely be missed.
John Lane
February 18, 2021
I always enjoyed working with Rick at First Independent. Also with his wife Sue. They were a great couple. So sorry that he is no longer with us. Praying for comfort for his family.
Holly Taylor
February 17, 2021
Beth, I was so sorry to read of Rick’s passing in the paper this morning. Even though we live in Tennessee now, we read The Columbian daily on line. I will pass this sad news on to dad. Condolences to your whole family. ❤
Leslie Anderson
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