Richard Charles Meader

Passed away on June 19, 2010

Richard C. Meader

Richard C. Meader, 64, Yakima, left this world on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital after his battle with cancer.

He was born in Fargo, North Dakota November 22, 1945 to Francis and Jeri Meader. He had a great love for music. He had a band named the “Majestics” and “Rare Blood” in the 1960s. He loved NASCAR and drinking Hawaiian drivers and Bud Light with his buddies at Little Dutch Inn and Hoops. Richard worked as a journeyman painter.

He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Patti Hipp of Yakima; his mother, Jeri Meader of Yakima; son, Scott Jefferson of Seattle and daughter, Carrie Shannon of Yakima; his sister Carol (Darrell) Armstead of Yakima; brothers, Frank (Peggy) Meader of Yakima and Fritz (Sis) Meader of Spokane, WA; and “Jazz” his favorite “buddy” as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Meader.

A celebration of life will be held at Little Dutch Inn, 214 N. 6th Ave. at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010. Would love to invite Richard’s friends through music and the people his life has touched. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To share a memory of Richard visit


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Carole Armstead

June 16, 2011

It's been almost a year since your passing. I think about you everyday and miss your "whats happening sis" saying!
You know that you were alway my favorite brother. Your the best!
We had a lot of goods times together and some bad. But we always pulled through because of the special bond we share.
I'm so grateful to God for giving me strength to visit you in your final days. You were all alone in the hospital and we shared some very special time together. I treasurer those moments! I love you.
Gone but not forgotten.

fritz meader

March 2, 2011

Richard and Patti came to visit me and the wife. Rich wanted to see Silver Mountain Idaho were I ski,(Rich got me into it) So bro Im taking you up one more time. You can see Kellogg peak and Wardner peak from the I-90 freeway. This will be done the indian way.

Kristin (Mack) Jones

July 1, 2010

Thank you Rich for being a good friend to my dad. So sad to hear of your passing. Meader family.. sorry for your loss and God bless!

Gail Nehls

June 26, 2010

Rest in Peace Rich...

Gail Nehls

June 26, 2010

So much to say ,but the words won't come out. Rich you were a great guy. Thank you for being you.. Patti I am so sorry for your loss. I love you sistor.. I will always be here for you if you need anything.... Gail