Obituary Record

Richard L French
Died on 1/24/2013


Omaha World Herald 10 Feb 2013

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French, Richard L.

Nov 25, 1927 – Jan 24, 2013

Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years, June; children, Billie (Roger) Murdock of North Pole, AK, John (Jan) French, Otis, OR, Jackie (Mike) McCoy, Big Fork, MT, and Jim (Lori) French, Emblem, WY; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Janet (Dick) Noble, Omaha, and Virginia Inclan, Omaha; and brother, Charles (Donna) French of Florida. He was preceded in death by parents, Harold and Drusilla French, Blair, E; and sister Mary Awata of Minnesota. Richard and June built a registered Black Angus operation known as Clay Creek Angus. He was a life member of The American Angus Assoc. In his family’s opinion, Richard was one of the last real cowboys. Richard and June retired in 2001 to Flathead Lake near Dayton, T.

A Memorial Service to honor his life is planned this summer to send him on his last cattle drive. Messages of condolence may be shared with the family online at:

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~