Richard Michael Miles
June 10, 1947 – February 28, 2019
Richard ( Ricky) M. Miles, son of Richard (Shigeko) Miles and Ilene Stimac, passed away on February 28, 2019 at the age of 71. Rick was born June 10th, 1947 in Idaho Falls, ID. He graduated from Idaho Falls High class of 1967. Ricky attended Idaho State University at Pocatello. He was employed by ISU during school as a landscaper and remained on staff until he moved to Marina, Monterey County, CA. He finished his degree in Library Science and gained employment as a Librarian at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA.. In 1988, he moved to Crescent City, CA where he worked as a Librarian at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Richard enjoyed small town politics and was an active participant in Town Hall Meetings in Crescent City, CA during his retirement.
Richard is survived by Shigeko Miles, Stepmother, San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by his sisters. Nancy Kelley, Madison, Al., Patricia (Gene) Hall, Tucson, AZ., Roxanne (Jim) Long, Vinton, VA., Kelly (Yoshi) Daikoku, San Francisco, CA., Kathy Stimac, Mesa, AZ and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death.
The family asks that in memory of Richard Miles and in lieu of flowers please contribute to the American Diabetes Association.. PO Box 15829 Arlington, Virginia 22215
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Richard Michael Miles
March 11, 2019
I was shocked and saddened today to hear that Richard died. I knew him as a fellow library board member and very active member of the Crescent City community. He was a special soul who touched me deeply. I will always remember him fondly - for his intellect, his earnest belief in the importance of community involvement and his compassion for all. Richard was a special soul that had a big impact on me. I miss him now and hope that his surviving family members will take solace in knowing that those with whom he interacted with daily knew him as a thoughtful and tender man. He was loved and truly cherished by those who knew him best.
Please rest in peace Richard. I miss you already.
March 5, 2019
Graduated from Idaho Falls High school. 1967 together. Very favorite classmate of our class. We all knew him as Mouse, not sure why. Very sad to lose another classmate. Sobering reminder we are NOT teenagers any more. RIP Mouse. DB
March 5, 2019
Richard was a friend of mine! He would frequently visit me at the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office. Richard would tap on the outside of my office window, didn't matter if I was in a meeting, and I would go to the lobby so we could chat about politics and gardening. Sometimes we would talk on the street if he was wheeling by on his bicycle. His comments or questions in board meetings or in the local paper were both entertaining and at times relevant. We didn't always see eye to eye on things but the exchanges were civil and at times educational.
For 15 years we would talk 2 to 3 times a month and it was sad when that started to fade early last year. Not once did I ever see him angry, he made it clear when he didn't agree with something or somebody but never failed to smile or chuckle at the end of the conversation.
March 4, 2019
Richard will be missed by everyone at Del Norte Office Supply.
Richard helped take care of the flower boxes, tree wells and strip of ground by the store. He weeded and planted and took great pride in his work. His colorful view of local politics and words of wisdom will be missed. Richard always had a great idea on how to make the landscape of our community better.
March 3, 2019
Love you Rickey!