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Richard Lawrence Dobson
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 24, 1960
  • Place of birth:
    Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 19, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Henderson, Nevada, United States
Let the memory of Richard be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Dobson, 55, born on January 24, 1960 and when he passed away on February 19, 2015. The world lost an amazing  , loving father , son , husband , brother , uncle , grandfather  , teammate , classmate , coach ,  friend to so many   .   Rick had never given up  despite many painful , life threatening medical conditions  over the last 10 years .  Rick had a one of a kind personality   the rare ability to make lifelong friends of everyone he met  . a unique gift for being able to tell jokes or  stories making people around him laugh till they cried , he was the life of any party , center of attention and the most fun to be around . he had the best sense of humor , quick wit and a huge heart like no other .   a man who was so loved and adored by so many during & throughout his life ,   and  forever  remembered & missed by all he knew and every life he touched .  .   Rick passed with his loving mother & sister by his side ,  at st rose hospital  las vegas nevada  where he had spent the last few months .  and will now be coming home to be layed to rest at the gates of heaven cemetary near our daughter samantha , and his nan , pop and uncle allan .                                           .             we pray that Rick is finally at peace ,  no more pain , no more suffering  and that he feels all of the endless love , admiration   in our hearts , and the deep sorrow shared by so many  .  no words can describe how lucky i feel to have been his wife and mother of his seven children and for each and every sec i spent by his side .or the unbearable sorrow i feel that god took the biggest and best part of me . but nothing loved is ever lost and he was and  always will be loved so much .   please  light a candle ...leave a flower ....share a memory or say a prayer on his behalf .   

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patti Dobson on 3rd July 2015

"finally the sign id been praying for  .  just when i needed it the most .  sitting here with tears flooding my eyes and face  my heart filled , flowing with the most intense love imaginable .  id give anything in the world ,  id give my life to spend one more day beside you ,   for one more chance to hug you ,  kiss you and tell you how much you mean to me , and how grateful i am to have been blessed w u in my life .  i long for the day we are finally together again .   till then i pray you are right beside us  ,  watching over us and always with us .  loving n missing us as badly as we do you .. your team will never be the same with out its mvp ..,  now we can know for sure .. for certain  nothing or noone can seperate us ,  not even death  and tht well always be together .  i love love love love you  .. always have .. always will ... thank you !!"

This tribute was added by Patti Dobson on 18th April 2015

"Happy Anniversary to the love of my.life .....missing you right now  more than you could ever ever imagine ... dont want to go on another day without you"

This tribute was added by Patti Dobson on 23rd March 2015

"i cant sleep , need to talk to you so here i am..  i regret deeply not speaking at your memorial i had so much to say but was just too sad to find my voice  . i should have said all the millions of great one of a kind things there are about u , i should have thanked you for being my everything since i was 16 yrs old . for all the happiest times of my life & for our seven amazing kids .& for thirty years of your love and devotion even when i didnt deserve it or you .   i truly truly love you rick more than youll ever possibly know     i am soo sooo lost without u .  every day is torture . i dont want to go on without u ...life isnt worth living without u in it . the tears are endless ,  the pain in my heart gets worse every minute . im trying so hard to be strong like u ,   if god doesnt give us more pain then we can handle  why did he put u thru all he did , then take u from a family  that needed n loved u more than life itself ..  this makes no sense ,, never will   its so so so unfair   Rick ,, i know how amazingly selfish im sounding  but at the very same time while im acting  like a complete worthless ass  ,  feeling sorry for myself i am always  praying so hard that youre at peace  ,& that u always know how much your loved , there better finally.... be no more pain   !!     i like to think that  your up there dancing w our daughter samantha like u did here with stef n stac , all i can say is that i cant wait for the day ,god brings us together again & it  better be real real soon .... i love you infinity infinities ...forever and ever amen"

This tribute was added by Patti Dobson on 23rd March 2015

"thursday we layed you to rest ,  saturday we celebrated your life , with many many tears ,and so much sadness  but also with so much love . im so thankful for every second i shared with you  the pain inside is unbearable , it gets harder ea and every day . life without you seems impossible ,   i wish i could go back and cherish and appreciate every moment  . ill never forgive myself for not letting you know every day how much i loved you  , how much i loved being ur wife n mother of ur kids and ur best friend .  a million things id do over if i could ,  id give my life for one more day with you .. god , i hope u know how much i always loved you ,and how important n precious u were to me even on my grumpiest days n moments  i hate myself for all those times when i said things i didnt mean ..  i miss you so so desperatly ,that, its hard to even breathe with out u ..  my love for you will grow and grow forever and ever   till we finally are together forever once again ."

This tribute was added by Alaya K on 16th March 2015

"I would like to send my deepest condolences the family of Mr. Dobson. I hope you find comfort in the many memories you have shared with Mr. Dobson. I can tell he will be missed by many. There is something comforting that I would like to share. It is in the bible at Acts 24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection." And also 1 Corinthians 15:26 "And the last enemy death will be brought to nothing." In the future Jehovah God will resurrect all those in the grave and reunite them with there families on the earth. He will also destory death forever. God yearns to do this because he views death as a enemy and He can't wait to resurrect all those sleeping in death. If you would like to find more comforting thoughts please go to www.jw.org"

This tribute was added by Patti Dobson on 13th March 2015

"now th sentimental stuff been said  for now that is .. sports update !!  need to tell u YOUR NINERS ARE IN TROUBLE  not sure all whos been traded , lost or in trouble w th law today ( mike can fill you in on details ) but they gna need a miracle from there biggest fan above   .&  oh yea .guess what we traded away shady if you can believe it & picked us up a cowboy   de marco murray ..im telling ya !!  thought ud like that !"

This tribute was added by Patti Dobson on 13th March 2015

"for so long , as your caregiver I pretended to be the strong one ,  fooled myself that it was me that was  taking care of you  .. the one that was needed   . in reality  ...it was so the opposite  , and  i am absolutely nothing without you ,   how do i live without you ?  how do i breathe without you  ..?   you were ,are ,and always will be my everything , my first & only love .   my best friend ,   most loving father to our wonderful kids ,and  you'll always be the greatest husband I could ever have asked or hoped  for .      thank you for the best 30 years of my life w you & by your side .  as your wife  ..we always kept our vows and we did the ...for richer & for poorer , the in sickness & in health , as well as thru good times and bad ,,,, but please  till death us not part ..  our love is eternal . and never ending   it has to be ..... because i cant n wont make it without your love carrying me through the rest of my days till we are together again   till then take good care of our baby girl and give her the biggest kiss from me .  my only comfort is that i know how happy you must be right now to be with your best friends/ your nan &  pop and with our baby girl ."


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