A Note From Loretta Estrada
Dear Friends and Family,
My sweet Ric passed away at about 7am this morning after a rapid decline in his health over the past week as the result of advanced prostate cancer which no longer responded to treatment. All of our children except for Ric's daughter Zilia were able to be here to share in supporting him in his transition to the next life. We had several hours with Ric after his passing to talk, sing, laugh, cry and say our goodbyes. We are all on the emotional ride that will take a different course for each of us. I am so grateful for Ric and our shared life. He is the great blessing of my life.
Viewing: May 8, 2009 from 6 to 8pm @ 1390 N. 2876 W. in Provo, UT
Viewing: May 9, 2009 from 9:30 to 10:30am just prior to the funeral service @ 1390 N. 2876 W. in Provo, UT
Funeral Service: May 9, 2009 starting at 11:00am @ 1390 N. 2876 W. in Provo, UT
Interment: Provo Cemetery immediately following the service
Our family would like for anyone who knew and loved Ric to know so please feel free to forward this on. Your attendance and support would mean a great deal to us.
I've always found that most words are utterly useless in these situations, so I won't go on and on. I will say that Ric was a class act as an artist, and by accounts also as a person. He illustrated many classic stories back in the Golden Age and through to the 1980s - and he was as a good as anyone out there. I never met Ric, nor did I ever have the chance to speak to him, but I'll miss him all the same.