Richard David Fountain

Born April 22, 1924
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On March 23, 2018 we lost our dad, grandpa, and great grandpa only a month and half after losing our mom. Delores and Richard were married 72 years and together enjoyed numerous trips to other countries and many years of league bowling up into their 80’s. Twenty four years of Richard’s life were served in the United States Air Force. He always said they were great years and he was so proud to be a part of the military. Along with his wife and children, Richard was stationed all around the world including Japan, Hawaii, England and Canada. One of Richard’s greatest passions was fishing. If he wasn’t salmon fishing in the bay, he was sports fishing in Mexico, Costa Rica, Alaska, Canada, Venezuela and Guatemala. Richard enjoyed his many toys including the first colored television on the block. Swimming pool, motorcycle and boats, these were all well-deserved from many years of hard work. It was a proud day when Richard received his pilot’s license. The last 2 ½ years of Richard’s life were spent at the Community Living Center VA, San Francisco where he received wonderful care. He looked forward to weekly visits from his wife and daughters but even more so the donut holes and coffee. Dad’s unfiltered personality was one of the things we loved the most about him. The grandkids were always cracking up. Richard loved his wife and family and enjoyed being a grandpa. Our memories of dad and grandpa are those of laughter, adventure and love. We love you and you will forever be in all our hearts. “Thanks for teaching us how to waterski, Dad. Love Susie and Pat.” Richard is survived by his two daughters Patricia (Ken) Jensen, Susan (Michael) Linder; three grandchildren Jennifer (Wil) Wooden, Nicholas (Alexis) Linder, and Matthew Linder; two step-grandchildren Trina Lucas and Ken Jensen Jr; two great-grandchildren Blakely and Kyler Wooden, Five step-great grandchildren Tiffany, Brianna, and Kimberly Lucas; Korbin and Jaeda Jensen. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Delores Fountain; two sons Richard and Thomas Fountain; his parents Claire and Jim Fountain; one brother Roger Fountain. Graveside service with military honors on April 14, 2018 at 2p.m. Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, CA 94945.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

Richard David Fountain

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Nick Linder

April 13, 2018

Grandpa RD, as we called him growing up, couldn't have been a better grandfather. He always filled the room with laughter, no matter where we were. He was the gateway to my car obsession, as his own obsession rubbed off on me from an early age. His family was always the most important thing in his life, and he made us a stronger and tighter family through all of life's ups and downs. He is greatly missed, and will never be forgotten.

Mike Linder

April 12, 2018

My father in law or as I knew him RD was always kind and generous to me.
He always made me feel a part of the family.
Dee and RD were amazing in laws to have they always treated me with love.
I will miss them both.
I know they are now at peace and with their sons.

Faith Roman

April 10, 2018

To know Mr. Fountain you could not help but to love him. Such a wonderful man. A truly great character and so much fun! His love for his family was so evident that you just wanted to be a part of it all. He as did all the family, made you feel so welcomed and loved. He will be truly missed as will all the Fountains that are up in heaven. God bless and peace at last! I am looking forward to that day we are all in eternity together. No more pain or sorrow. Until then! 😘. I send my heart felt sorry and much love for the whole family’.