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Richard Lee Lininger

October 11, 1943November 13, 2020

Richard, or Lee as he was known by, was born to Richard C. Lininger and Lavella K. Rice in Tacoma, WA on October 11, 1943. Lee died November 13, 2020 at St. Peter’s Hospital Olympia, WA.

Lee worked several different jobs throughout his life and retired from Boeing. Lee liked to fish, golf, bowl, karaoke, and travel. Lee was great at making friends but when he met Anne, he knew it would be more than friendship for them. It was not long before they knew they were meant to be together and vowed their love for each other. Lee was welcomed into Anne’s family and was loved by all. Lee was a wealth of knowledge and loved to tell his stories.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents and younger sister, Judy Gambrell.

He is survived by Anne King, his life partner of 10 years, his brother Gene Lininger of Lynden, WA, sister Wendy (Steve) Oxier of Fox Island, WA, daughters Pamela Busenius of Columbus, GA, Stephanie (Brad) Hall of Centralia, WA, and Janet (Mike) Cites of McKenna, WA, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Wendy Oxier

November 18, 2020

Lee was my oldest brother. I have such good memories of growing up with him even though he was 11 years older then me. Many great times together and he never treated me like his "baby sister"!! I remember a time as a teenager when I said something to my mom I shouldn't have. My mom got ahold of Lee and as a punishment I had to go to Lee and his wife's house for a week! Lee and his wife let me do what I wanted and I got to babysit my niece Pam! That was the funnest punishment I can remember ever.. Lee and I kept in touch in our later years a lot by phone. If I couldn't answer he would always say this is your big brother, you know how this works give me a call! I am going to miss those visits and sharing what has been going on in our lives. I Love you Lee but know you are at a place with family and friends RIP.

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