Richard Alyn Hines (Dick)
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Our loving husband, devoted dad, and fun-loving grandpa, Richard Alyn Hines (Dick), passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, on March 1, 2018, after a short battle with advanced stomach cancer.

Richard was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Russel Ellsworth Hines, and Neola Maude (Kerr). Richard grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Roosevelt High School, where he was a Golden Glove boxing champion.

Continuing his education at Drake University, he graduated with a business degree and there met the love of his life, Brenda Kay Green. Their love affair continued throughout their lives and never dimmed with time. He dedicated his life to providing for his wife and children and was a proud grandpa to 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dick served in the Army National Guard and Reserve in the Armored Division, and was honored as a tank commander and sharp shooter. He started as a General Manager with Gibbs Cook, in Des Moines, Iowa. It was followed by ownership of his own engine and generator distributorship that he developed to be the number one Ford Distributorship in the nation. He finished his professional career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Cummins Northwest, in Seattle, Washington. His life was full of service in the community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in several callings including bishoprics, Stake Mission President, served and many other positions. He also served on the City Council of Midway, as well as Midway Booster Club president, helping to organize Swiss Days for several years. He was proud to say he was a 33rd degree Mason. He loved adventure, especially fishing with his best friends, or hunting pheasant with his favorite dogs. His deep love of exercise was demonstrated by years of skiing, running - completing 14 marathons, and then turning to cycling, which he only gave up about a year ago.

Dick and Brenda spent many of their years traveling worldwide, sharing many activities such as fishing, hunting, and cycling. Dad would always laugh that “Brendy” would catch the bigger fish.

Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Brenda; their children, Tammy Johnson; John Hines (Donna Devine); Deborah Engman (Gabe); 11 grandchildren, Vanessa Ronspies (Matt); Jayme Gandara (Rob); Kelly Johnson; Sara Hines; Emery Hines; Jenna Hines; Gigi Devine; Olivia Devine; Kailey Engman; Caden Engman; Chloe Engman; 1 great-grandchild, Cruz Gandara; Richard’s brother Norman Russel Hines (Ida Mary); and dad’s dog, Buddy. He is preceded in death by his parents.

We will have a viewing on Friday, March 9, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. We will have an additional viewing on Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. All services will be held at the LDS chapel, 165 N Center Street, Midway.

Internment following the funeral service will be held at the Midway Cemetery, Midway.

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