Richard Sylvester Lawson: 6/3/42 - 8/16/21\n \nTallest Yosemite Sam Swede you'd ever wanna meet.\nHe could MacGyver anything together to FAA standards with a pocket knife, some lock tite, a bolt, and a tack weld.\nHe stood for something and fell for very little....\nexcept for a good looking mule, a derpy giant dog, or a glorious fishing hole.\nHe trekked the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest from Montana to California to British Columbia and could tell you every good trail, river, lake and huckleberry bush.\nHe gave driving directions by referring to "crooks in the road", "forked trees" and "old red barns" but could navigate every highway and biway without google.\nHe taught my sister and I we could do everything any boy could do...and then some.\nHe believed in good people and that their rights were important.\nHe believed in helping neighbors and sharing a meal sprinkled with a heavy dash of black pepper, hot sauce, and adventure stories.\nHe was a good man and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.\nMuley is survived by two daughters: Syni & Treana, 3 grandchildren: Ethan, Taylor & Tori and one great grandchild, Ripley. He was blessed to amass a large group of loyal friends of the highest integrity, faith, and devotion to doing good in this world. He lived a blessed life of purpose.\n\n \n\nLove you, Dad.\nOn to your great reward...\n\n\n \n\n"Be without fear in the face of your enemies.\nStand brave and upright, that the Lord may love thee.\nSpeak the truth always, even if it means your death.\nProtect the helpless and do no wrong."\n\n \n\nA Celebration of Life Potluck BBQ will be held on Saturday, Aug 21st at 2pm in Kooskia. Please call 503.267.5505 to rsvp.