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We are sad to announce that Richard "Dick" LaFramboise, a long-time and beloved member of the Yakima Valley Mushroom Society, passed away on November 15, 2021.
Over the years, Dick has greatly contributed to the society by being a member of the board, as well as, attending and helping out with membership meetings, forays, and camping trips. At every event, he always had a smile on his face and a welcoming disposition. He will be greatly missed.
You can visit the following link to read Dick's obituary, offer condolences, and see the details regarding his service on Wednesday, November 24th: https://www.brooksidefuneral.com/obituary/richard-dick-laframboise
My fondest memory of Dick LaFramboise is when he called me one day to personally thank me for taking on the role of YVMS President. It came during a moment that I was feeling unsure about taking on the position, as I did not quite see myself as a leader, yet. Remembering his call of encouragement led me to make the decision of fulfilling a second term back in 2020.
-- Veronica MacDougall, YVMS President
RIP Dick! I will miss our phone conversations and mushroom hunting and camping we did with you & Marty.
Bob & I took him some morel mushrooms this Spring and with him having cancer he told us he was now ready to die a happy man, eating morels for the last time.
Bob and I always enjoyed mushroom hunting and camping with Dick and his wife Marty. He was the first to volunteer to clean mushrooms and not expect any mushrooms in return!
-- Mary and Bob Camarata
Quick to smile and with a warm personality, Dick was always a pleasure to be around.