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Richard Reigel

Thursday, September 15, 1938
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ashland, Oregon
Service Information: 
A short remembrance time will be held at 10:45 am on March 3, 2012 at the Ferndale SDA church at 2488 Main St. in Ferndale WA

Richard "Roy" Reigel, Age 73 of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, February 19th in Bellingham.

Roy was born Sept. 15, 1938 in Ashland, Oregon to George and Helen Reigel.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Carolea Linrud Reigel of Bellingham, his sons Robin Reigel and wife Sabrina of Ferndale, George Arlen Reigel of Bellingham, and daughter Judith and husband Andrew Ladenberger of Georgia. Grandchildren Craig Reigel, of West Virginia, Krystlynn and husband Chris Romano stationed in Italy, Christopher Reigel of Indiana, and Autumn Reigel of Ferndale, and great granddaughter Kaelynn Reigel of West Virginia.

He is also survived by sons David Athanas of Oregon and Steven and wife Deborah Athanas of Kansas and 2 grandchildren Shandera and Daniel Athanas of Kansas. In addition he was the adopted uncle and grandfather of many others.

A short remembrance time will be held at 10:45 am on March 3, 2012 at the Ferndale SDA church at 2488 Main St. in Ferndale WA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Guestbook Entries

Submitted by Traci Singleton on

Hey there im sorry about your loss. he is in a much better place now thinking of you and your family during this time.

Submitted by Maureen & Darre... on

We are so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. We send our love and pray that you will feel the Lord's presence even more during this time of loss. Roy was a blessing to us all.

Submitted by Maureen Boyes on

Your are very blessed to have a husband for 45 years these years has been a blessing. God be with you and the family through this time. love you all

Submitted by Tina Neher on

My kids & I were so blessed to have been added to Carolea & Roy's family, by choice. Roy was a wonderful, caring man that I will do my best to help me children remember Roy. They enjoyed spending time with Roy, talking & learning, so many things. Roy loved his family, so much and enjoyed all the time he had with them. He was so proud of his family. Our deepest sympathy & condolences to all of Roy's family. Thank you all for sharing Roy with my family!

Submitted by Willie Smith on

What a regal photo of Roy Reigel! I praise God for loving your family through this difficult year. I'm thankful that you all know that God carried you all through this time and gave you an opportunity to spend extra special time with Roy. I love you all and pray you will lean into God's arms as he prepares new a wonderful things for you all.God is Good. Love you, Willie

Submitted by Sharon Craig Na... on

Carolea....I was looking for you on-line and found your husband had passed away...I am so sorry. I am going to my 50TH reunion at Auburn and am coming to Bellingham on the 30TH can I call you? Would love to see you again.
E-mail me....Your old friend Sharon

Submitted by Catherine Linru... on

Cousin Carolea and family. It is with deep sadness that I here add my condolences. Fourty-five years together sounds long but not nearly enough. In the years to come there will be empty spaces that seem to be where Roy should be. Perhaps this knowing will bring fond memories to warm your heart and comfort your longing soul. It is good to have sweet memories of those who walked beside us. Go softly, my friend. Cousin Cathy

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