Richard Alfonso Gomez, 73, passed away on December 23, 2020 at the home of his daughter. He was born on December 28, 1946 to Jesus and Cora Gomez in Rupert, Idaho. He was one of seven children.
Richard is survived by his children, sons, Duane (Delores Loya) Gomez, Jesse (Vinessa Scales) Gomez and a daughter, Christie (Mike Castillo) Gomez. He is also survived by his brothers, Barry (Norma) Gomez, Steve Gomez, Mike (Shirley) Gomez and Lee (Betty) Gomez; and his sister, Terry (Edward) Montoya; his grandkids, Derrik Gomez, Matthew Gomez, Jordon Andrew, Jeremiah Andrew, Tanisha Andrew, Joshauh Andrew and Destiny Osborn; and eleven great grand kids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Cora Gomez, a sister, Mercy Castro and a grandson, Anthony Gomez.
Richard loved sitting by the lake, fishing and having a cold one while waiting for the fish to bite. He also liked hunting and taking the grandkids out shooting guns. He loved cutting down trees, LOL! Richard worked at Kelly Bean for 40 ½ years where he retired. He was a very hard worker and always showed up early to start the coffee for the crew. Richard was the fastest runner in his cowboy boots “Speedy Gomez”.
He had two sayings, 1. “Don’t tell your mom.” and 2. “Money is a spit in the bucket.”
The family would like to thank Harrison’s Hope Hospice and nurse Jesiah.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert. A viewing will be held for one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will take place in the Rupert Cemetery following the funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
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