- 61 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 6, 1950
- Date of passing: Mar 2, 2011
|Let the memory of Richard be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Richard Lythgoe who was born on January 6, 1950 and passed away on March 2, 2011. We will remember him forever.
"Its me grandpa i miss you. it has been a while now but I am getting older. I moved to a new school and it is amazing. I love you and i miss you very very much. and i still think of you at night every night. I love you and miss you."
"Today was one of the hardest days of my life.... Six years ago my true love went to Heaven.... Rich you are truely my Guardian Angel I see you in so many ways... Lyle Travis, Damian an Aubrey and I think about you daily we see you as difderent animals watching over us.... We know you are always watching over us..... Rich you are truely missed.... Love you"
"Honey, it's December 9th 2016, our anniversary is right around the corner.... WhatI wouldn't give to have you here with me to celebrate.... But, I know you are safely home with the Lord watching over us.... Thank you for all the wonderful years and all the wonderful memories..... You are forever etched in my heart.... I love you"
"Honey it has been four long years since I received my last phone call from you. You said Honey come take care of things. I was at work and knew immediately what you were saying.
I knew our lovely life together was going to end and I was going to be there to help you cross over. You're last words were I love you and then the lord took you home. Someday when it is my turn I know you will be thre to help me cross over and we will be together again.
I love you nd miss you're loving arms every day. No one can ever take your place.
Please watch over Lyle , Damian and Aubrey. Lyle and Damian really need you're loving arms.
Miss you and love you hugs from you're loving wife"
"Honey sorry I missed writing on your birthday. I was in Florida and did not have internet. Happy Birthday we miss you. I keep your memory alive with Damian and Aubrey. They will remember you for as long as I am alive. Love you honey"
"Honey, I miss you. I know you are watching over me. birds march around my block wall in the back yard . Plus I have a rabbit living in the back yard. I sure wish I could have kept our family together but you know the kids need to grow up and take care of me. Instead of me taking care of them but of course it will never happen. But I know you will always be with me. Hopefully I will get to see Damian and Aunrey soon! I sure miss them. Love and miss you"
"Honey today was the worst day of my life besides the day I lost you. I need your help if there is anyway you can hear me please help me get Lyle Travis the help he needs. Or I will be in heaven with you very soon. I love you and miss you dearly"
"Honey if you can possibly help us. Our family is in deep trouble I screwed things up with jerry and Lyle has not grown up yet. Please ask God for extra prayers and help to somehow bring us all together. You were always the strong one that held us together. We have not been able to stay together as a family. I have been saying extra prayers but things have not improved. Hugs and kisses luv you honey"
"Happy Birthday honey, how I wished you where still with me."
"Honey I truly miss you. I have failed at keeping the family together. Remember how Michelle and I fought. We'll she still the same used me to get what she could and stabbed me in the back. Debby is keeping our grandchildren from talking to me or seeing them. But hopefully that will change. Lyle still the same.
Enough about that, I miss you and think of you daily. We will be together again in heaven and hopefully we will not have family problems.
Please work you're magic and if at all possible bring our family back together. Love you always"
"Honey, I thought about you alday yesterday. Watching the clock. Hearing your voice for the last time, watching you take your last breath. God, I wish we could have shared our retirement together. I know you are watching over us I feel you. Please keep our family safe. Lyle Travis has been making really bad decisions. We pray so hard for him, lord our family needs your love. luv you"
"I love you very much grandpa I will always remember the things that you taught me and I will alway love you because you are my grandpa and my family and family is never forgotten. Love grandpa and I just wanted to let you know that I love you and miss you."
"Rich Happy Birthday, I miss you every day. Rest in peae. I love you no one will ever replace you."
"The day of your birthday Jerry, Micheele and Andy was at the white tanks and in their picture was a rainbow that surrounded them. We know it was you watching over them. I am sending my love to you today and everyday. Even though I have moved on, you are still in my heart. I am doing what you asked me to do!!!! Love you"
"Honey, I miss you very much. I can not tell you how much all your wisdom meant to me. I was really spoiled but I must say you were a great husband, best friend , fatehr and grandfather. You touched all our lifes and we will never forget you. It is coming up on a year that you left and went to be an angel, we feel you all around us. In the way the birds come up on the patio."
"I know there are angels, I see and feel you everyday. Thank you for leaving signs and I hope heaven is as nice as everyone believes. You are truely missed, and can never be replaced. Honey, I can not thank you enough for all the wonderful memories and years we shared together. I wish I could have kept you forever. But God needed you in heaven, I will be there someday. Love always"
"Happy Birthday Honey,
I love watching all the signs you give us. I know all the quail that patrol the block fence is you,mom, dad and Duane Jr. Sorry, I did not over the holidays. But we made it through the difficult time. You where fore front in all of our minds. We love and miss you every minute of everyday. Damian and Aubrey talk about you aways"
"Happy birthday, Rich! I know you are seeing this message and that you will be with Sue and all of your family forever. I, too, miss our good times together and the fun we had solving all the world's problems. You are truly missed here on earth and we all look forward to being together again!"
"As I sit here writing this I smell you, you are truely watching over us, I know it. Help me make the right decisions, and remember I will always love and cherish our years we spent together."
"I find myself wanting Robert to be you and I will never be able to find the understanding that we shared. Robert says I am spoiled and he is right you did give me everything my heart desired. You let me do whatever I wanted. Well now I am having to grow up and at times it hurts. Did I really get mad everytime you would tell me NO??? Robert says I hate to be told NO!"
"Happy Thanksgiving Honey, I have really been having a hard time, I miss you everyday. I know you are in heaven with your Dad and grandparents, with no worries, I have to tell you this world is really getting bad, then again you knew that. Please free my heart and help me move on, the pain I feel is so deressing at times. I know you and I talked about what we wanted each to do."
"Honey, I asked you to send me a sign, well Monday when Robert and I went shopping at the mall on the way home he did the same thing you use to do to me and everyone else. He took me on a sight seeing trip of all his old hangouts, houses and church. It was like being in the car with you and you showing me all the places and schools you went to in Utah and California. Thanks for the sign."
"If you are trying to tell me something give me a sign to let me know it is really you. I hope you are not upset about how we lived our live together. We sure had alot of good times and alot of great family memories. I am going to start thinking of myself first"
"Honey I will always love you. But I think you are telling me to move on and get into other things that are not so hard on my body. I tell you Robert is so much like you when we first met. I feel you in him and at times it seems like you talking through him to me."
"All our family trips came back and I felt sick. We had many great trips together but I can not get them back no matter how hard I try. Going to the dunes proved it. Even though I felt you and like Michelle said we saw you as a bird in my heart there is a big void."
"Hi Honey, like Michelle said we went to the dunes , I missed you so much it just is not the same without you. You are the glue that held everyone together. Without you I felt empty and was unsure of myself. The dunes actually scared me. I came home and cried for hours."
"I found some pictures of our 1st Christmas together honey. They made me cry, we where so happy. Learning to live together and build our family. You did a wonderful job and I want to thank you for taking care of us and being such a great husband, father and grandpa.we miss you"
"Honey, I found the sign you left for me this morning. I decided to give Andy your guitar. I found your song book and DVDs for learning to play the guitar. I opened up the book to where you had it marked. The song I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER was marked. I got your message, I will"
"Honey I am sending you the biggest HHHHHUUUUGGGGGG and KKKKKIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSS.Love you"
"We are pretty close friends, he says I have two personalities. But you already know that, sometimes I think you must have sent him to me. Because he is alot like you. He tells me when I am out of line, and walks away until he cools off! Sound famliar? I think I am mad!!"
"Honey, If you only new how hard it is to let you go, I need to let you rest and I need to learn to accept that fact that you are never coming back. I am doing OK as you know Robert is in my life we talk alot about the years we shared and he understands, his wife died also."
"Honey, it has been 7 months since the lord took you home. We are learning to live agian, but do not worry you are with all of us every single day. I dont think a day goes by that I dont say that is what Rich would do. Honey rest in peace we will be together again."
"Honey, I know the kids and grandkids miss you everyday, and we would give anything to have you back with us. Please watch over us and let us know how we are doing."
"I have also lost 35 lbs and plan on loosing 30 to 40 more. I can never thank you for all the wonderful years and memories we shared. I do not know why God thought he had to take you, I hope you are having fun with everyone in heaven. Honey, I will always love you."
"He is teaching me to love myself and giving confidence. He has me wearing dresses, makeup, and believe it or not I actually put highlights in my hair.
I hope you like it."
"Please give me a sign and let me know that you approve of how my life is going. No one will ever replace you in my heart or our family, but I need you to know that I met Robert and he is like you in so many ways."
"Honey, I have to let you go, I miss you more than anyone will ever know. Things are happening in my life and unless I let you go I will not be able to move on."
"Honey, you would be so proud of your family. We all miss you so very much, Jerry and Lyle are such great young men. I see you in them everytime I see them.
Thank you for being such a great husband, father and grandpa. We miss you each and eveyday."
"It has been 6 months since we lost you. I miss you everyday. Today we watch Lyle T. graduate from AAI. Wish you could of been here to share it with us. Love you Rich."
"Knowing that you are watching over us makes me feel good. I know that you will guide me in the right direction. I saw the cloud you sent for me to see. You where smiling and winking at me. Honey, I am ready to start living again. I will see you when my time on earth is up."
"Honey, it has been 6 months since you left us. I have grieved for you and now it is time to start living again. We spent many days talking about what we would do if one of us passed. Never dreaming it would happen. But I have to tell you I am glad we did."
"Honey, Damian and Aubrey went on their airplane ride, just like you promised. We had a great time in Michigan. But I do not need to tell you, because a woman on the plane told me she saw a man sitting with us. I know it was you I felt your love."
"Just know that a piece of you lives through each and everyone of us. Jerry and Lyle are making you proud they are taking great care of their families, and I see you each and every time I am with them. I Love You.
"Honey, I miss you so much. I want you to know that the kids and I are living out your wishes. We would all rather have you with us. But if God wanted you home there is nothing we could do to change that."
"Honey Aubrey graduated from Kindergarten but you know that because all of us felt your presence. She also turned six. I want you to know that the grandkids truely miss you and you where their best friend. I will try to keep your memory alive in th"
Thank you for sending the family of qual to the back yard, I loved the six babies. I know you are watching over us, I feel you. I miss you every minute of every day. Our love is so strong and we will always be together."
"Honey, a rabbit came to the patio door last week and tried to get in. I know it was you telling me to keep living and enjoy life. But my heart is so broken I miss you every minute of every day. You where my reason for living and only time will hel"
"Honey, Mathew wrote me today. I only wish you to would have been able to be friends. He missed out on having one of the best Dads in the world. Susan,
I'm not sure if you remember me, but my name used to be Mathew Lythgoe. The last time we saw"
"There is not any one time that stands out. Rich, you were always ready to help out when needed, always kind words spoken, always smiling. I will forever remember the good times we spent together. So glad to have known you. You are loved and missed."
"Rich you were a great man...who took such great care of Sue....you were her world...as your were to the kids and grandchildren..it was an honor having you as part of our family... R.I.P. Rich as you will truly be missed as we all loved you!!"
"A true friend is someone you can tell the good and bad, and they would not judge you. My dear Rich was man enough to take on a ready made family and love all of us. He taught us to never give up!!! Honey this is the hardest challenge I have ever had"
"A true friend... *A lot of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo is broke down." Thanks for all the bus rides Rich. I miss you, I will think of you often."
"Rich, you were always a good friend. Thanks for our times together and being a great addition to our family. You are missed."
"Thank you Rich for being my Dad. Taking the time to be by my side when times were tough. I will always remember the lessons you taught me and will always make you proud."
"I'm thankful for all the things you taught me and for being your Grandson. I will miss you Grandpa, very much. I love you....."
"Rich was one of the nicest people I have ever known. While we were working together, he was always there when I needed something, and I liked to be able to help him the same way. In our personal lives as well, we often confided in each other - Rich"
"Honey you are truely missed. I miss talking with you , holding your hand while we walk or while driving. Seeing your warm smile and listening to you tease the grandkids. You where truely mY guardian angel. I love you with all my heart."
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