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With great sadness, we announce the passing..

posted Jun 4, 2014, 3:24 PM by ShadowMountain Gem&MineralSociety

The passing of Richard Catlin   5/19/2014

As I write this I am very saddened to have to report the passing of Richard Catlin. We have all lost a very loved member of the club. Richard has been a member for more than 40 years. He has held many positions. Board member, news letter editor, trip leader and joke teller, sometimes telling a joke more than once but always getting a laugh. In all the years I have known him, I never heard him ever say anything bad about anyone. He was a kind and gentle soul, loved by all.

A few days ago when I spoke to Barbara, who is being very strong at this time, she told me she had a talk with Richard after his passing and told him she was mad at him for leaving before her. She explained she married him because he was younger and she wanted to go first! Well Richard i’m mad at you too.

We will all miss you and your sense of humor, jokes and words of wisdom. so i will close with these words.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good!

May god put you in charge of joke telling and if you are on the board of directors in heaven, save me a seat.

A celebration of life gathering is going to be on June 17th, Richards birthday, at Dar and Marge's house, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Any questions please call me at 760-219-4388.

Darlene Bjork, 

President, Shadow Mountain Gem & Mineral Society.