Richard Highfill

Richard Norman Highfill died Sept. 9, 2017, at his home in Enumclaw.

Richard Norman Highfill died Sept. 9, 2017, at his home in Enumclaw.

He was born March 11, 1948, to the late Norman and Candelaria Highfill in Los Angeles, California. He was joined by two siblings, brother David Highfill and sister Irene Martinez. He married Hortense Mendoza on July 18, 1965, and they had four children.

The family moved to Washington in June of 1980 due to his job at Stewart Walker. He spent several years with the company which was purchased by Georgia Pacific. He later became a truck driver at City Transfer Inc., where he retired after 17 years. Interests included softball, camping, fishing, hunting with the grandkids and spending as much time as he could with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hortense (Babe) Highfill; son Richard Highfill (Shelly) of Gilbert, Arizona; daughter Laurie Robertson of Buckley; daughter Tamrin Highfill of Moses Lake, Washington; son Jason Highfill (Juli) of Auburn, Washington; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by father-in-law Arthur Mendoza and son-in-law Donald Robertson.

A memorial Service is planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the VFW Hall in Enumclaw. The event is a potluck and dishes would appreciated.

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