- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 11, 1931
- Date of passing: Jun 10, 2015
|Let the memory of Richard be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ralph Richard Stone, also known as "Stoney". We are forever grateful and blessed for him and his love will live on in each of us.
"Dad I'm here in Utah with Kim. We went skiing at Deer Valley and I could fell you and remember all the good times. We then drove down to Sundance and I showed Kim your cabin in Wildwood the stayed and Sundance for 2 days and got buried in a snow storm. I also caught a cold but if was so nice to be on the river you fished and mountain we skied an hiked. I told all your stories and drove by Windsor Park and you old R&C office . I also toured kim The Temple and old Salt Lake City. I'm now up in the mountain by Bryce Canyon resting and thinking of how full and wonderful a life you had leaving bewind two beautiful places. I'm grateful I got you to come back to Hawaii and help me raise by Kids who both turned out to be very good. Sean is all you with the guns and he's shooting 100 yards out. I love you Dad and miss you terribly. I hope you can find Randy, Conner and your Mom & Dad, Sitet and others you loved. Your Loving Son Jeff"
"Dad I'm in Utah on an unexpected trip with Kim. We went Skiing at Deer Valley and I had Utah Trout for dinner.not as good as yours but still made be remember you catching them and cooking them for us. I feel so close to you up here in these mountains that I'm going to visit Sundance and drive past your cozy cabin in Wildwood and the projects R&C Didcwith me so I can try to get closer to you and remember all the great memories we had togeather as a Family in Utah. Thank you Dad for being an outdoors Dad I am a very lucky son to have a dad like you. Happy New Year 2017 Love Jeff & Kim"
"Thank you all for your incredible pictures of Dad you posted!!!! Love them all. Such an incredible man and life!"
"Dad I just came from Daytons Funeral Service.on the Beach. Kris & your grand kids did a great job celebrating his life and after his ashes were taken out to Sea. Mari spoke and it was very special. Carolyn was with us with Pele. I love you Jeff"
"Dad it's almost Randy's Birthday tomorrow the 26th so please send him my love. We miss you both terribly but trust you have found our lives one's your Mom, Dad Sister and my Conner. Love Jeff"
"Dad I saw this play in NY about a father raising his son who turned out to be gay. It was so emotional and I started to remember so many things about our childhood. You always tried to make both Randy and physically strong so we could be men. Randy was always way more fragile and way more talented! Please give Randy all your love in Heaven and let him know how incredibly talented he was. So missed but so loved!!!"
"This tribute was added by Jeff Stone on August 2, 2016
"I wanted to let you know I've been thinking about you. I have your boots and many personal treasures that keep me close.
Leighton, kim & I helped develop a Boys home in your name.
I hope you can somehow find Randy as we also developed a School and Gretas garden to at CCF.
Please try to send me a message. I love you Jeff""
"Thanking God for blessing us with such wonderful friends who have spoken truth and love into our lives and who have exampled Jesus to us in so many ways. Richard is not lost because when someone is lost, you don't know where they are. We know exactly where Richard is and we look forward to hearing his beautiful laugh when we see him again."
"Stoney, as one of the greatest men i ever knew, ... today you are joined by Greatest Of All Time... Muhammad Ali... oh , how we loved to watch him together... .. in my mind/heart, you are equals as "The Greatest""
"What a joy it always was to spend time with Stoney and Caroline. They exuded the love of Jesus with lots of laughter, conversation and words of wisdom. Wildwood would never have been the same without them...we enjoyed the fun times of fellowship, food and games...Stoney was always full of mischief and an inspiration in the seniors group at church. We look forward to an eternity of continued sweet times with
Stoney....you too Caroline...We love you."
"Happy Birthday Uncle Stoney!
I know you're having the best birthday party ever, this year! We love you and miss you and look forward to the day when we're all together, again!
Enjoy the huge Heavenly birthday buffet, and all the cake you want!
XOXOXOXOXOX Love Forever, Larry and Debi XOXOXOXOXOX"
"Happy birthday, grandpa. We miss you so much and we love you forever."
"Carolyn, Jeff, Mari and family,
Today, a candle is lit in Idaho to the heavens celebrating the birth of a wonderful friend to our family. His birthday, today, is a gentle reminder of how many years we celebrated his and my mother's birthday which was yesterday. What a gift when the world was blessed with Dick."
"I/We shall always.... always Celebrate the life of " THE GREAT STONEY" ..... I see him often ..... i still listen to him...
MEMORY ETERNAL .....HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND"
"– you are now in paradise, for sure when you watch us from above you realize that we really miss you. We miss your love and your wise advice. I want to tell you that you will always be present in my heart and that I wish you a happy birthday. “"
"Dear Carolyn, Jeff and Mari,
Your husband, your father, our friend is missed very much.
We thought Oahu would be a good place for us. In February 2003, when Richard and Carolyn were our very first neighbors in Ko Olina we knew it was the right place for us. Then, Richard moved himself and Carolyn to Coconut Plantation. So, we would go to Coconut for interesting conversations and fun with them. Then, they moved to Ko Olina Kai. Again, we went there for more special times. Being left behind is tough, but we celebrate your life and thank God and praise The Lord you were in our lives. Looking up at Heaven, we see your fabulous smile and hear your wonderful laugh.
With Love and Aloha until we all meet again,
Carol and John Fletcher"
"Carolyn and Jeff,
So sorry for your loss Carolyn and Jeff. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Having lost my father I discovered that over time I realized he is still with me. My thoughts of him and the time we were together means he is still with me daily."
"Jeff & Family,
I would like to send my deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers and thoughts goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Although it may seem hard now, as time passes, you and your family will emerge stronger through it all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help during this trying time.
"The Stone Ohana
My Deepest Sympathy for your loss. I will miss Richards friendly face and good nature at the various events where our paths crossed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kendall and Wendie"
I wish I was not traveling. I would love to celebrate Richards life today with you. You are a great example of how a loving wife should be.
Thank you for that!
And to you Richard thank you for stepping in for My Golf tournaments at Ko'Olina when I needed a golfer. My memory of you on the golf course and your smiling eyes will be missed. See you again!
My prayers to your kids and all the family members we will see him again!"
"Though we lived many miles away and did not get to visit very much over the years Uncle Stoney was down to earth, always made us laugh and feel comfortable to talk to. The earliest memory I have is Aunt Carolyn telling us he called her 'Magic' and seeing the love and adoration she felt for him. I loved hearing of their adventures together and know if given another 30 years, they would have laughed and made more 'magical' moments to cherish and even though he is gone from here the memories they made will sustain until they meet again. Love you so much Aunt Carolyn, so sorry for the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather (great), brother, Uncle, and friend. XOX Angel, Mike and family"
"Carolyn, Jeff and the entire Stone Family,
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I'll always remember him for his love of sports, westerns and wit. The world is lessened by the loss of a man of his character and kindness.
With a heavy heart,
It was with great sadness to hear of Richard's passing. I will always remember with great fondness our times together in Hawaii Kai and Utah! Richard was a great and kind person and I'll miss his great sense of humor!
Staffan and Kristina"
"Carolyn and Jeff
Our deepest condolences for your loss. I know what Stoney meant to both of you and your families. I hope you know what Stoney meant to me and also my family. He was my best friend, my golfing buddy, my cigar smoking friend with an occasional drink. He inspired me with his wit, his smile, his common sense and overall intelligence. Our time together was truly memorable. We were living parallel worlds. He and Carolyn loved to come to our house for great food. HIs genuine words of appreciation were so real that we new he was sincere and we would glow for weeks. Of course, he and I would sit outside after dinner and smoke a cigar, have a glass of whiskey and indulge in enlightening conversation. I always felt the sincerity of a true friend. We will never forget Stoney and his impact on our family. I told him every time I saw him these last three years, "Stoney we have got to get out there and play another round of golf". His eyes would beam and with a smile he would say "I am going to do it". So Stoney you owe me another round
of golf you choose the time and the place. Thanks Jeff for introducing
Carolyn and Stoney and providing them so much comfort, especially
these last 3 years. Thanks Carolyn for being the best care giver to
Stoney. And that was the best haircut you ever gave! We love you
and Stony and your family.
I miss you Stoney, but I know you would be happier if I would celebrate
your life as if you were here. So soon I will go sit outside, light a cigar,
have a glass of wine, look up at the stars and again speak to you across the table.
Angelo, Irina, Bella and Coco"
"It brings a smile to my face when I think about all the wonderful times I got to spend with Richard. What a great man, a friend, a guide and a guru of so many things. I especially cherish those times where we would watch sports, and western movies; he knew everything there was to know. We had happy times at the beach whale watching and sunsets,sharing meals, celebrations,and bible studies. Richard and his great laugh I still hear it. He supported and always encouraged
Me to do my best and would tease me often "to go get to work saying somebody's gotta work". His way of saying I believe in you so make it happen. Richard so kind and so funny even the pets knew it and would gravitate to be in his company.
Richard was a fighter and for all of us death cannot separate us from our love ones; they live with us in our memories. May God help us to understand Richard is going to be with us always. Until we meet again Richard. I love you
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Loads of Love,
"Denise and I are deeply saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. Although we are thinking of the both of you and the good times we have shared, we will not be able to join you at Richard’s Celebration of Life. Instead, our thoughts from the other side of the Pacific this Friday will be on the loss of a good and kind man that we wish we had spent more time with. Aloha Richard. Steve and Denise Clifford"
"Dearest Jeff, and the entire Stone Family,
My heartfelt sympathies at the loss of your father. He was always very kind to me, and I have special memories from the Sparks house. I hope all of you find peace in knowing he is with our Lord and Savior as well as his beloved son Randy."
"Dear Jeff and Family - My deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. I fondly remember your dad from when we were kids. Always a kind word, great smile and a hearty laugh. You will all forever have wonderful memories of him."
"There are no words to describe our sense of loss. Richard was a friend, a mentor and an amazing encouragement to us both. We were always better after spending time in his presence. We are blessed to have known him and we look forward to seeing him again in Heaven! We will continue to lift you all up in prayer!"
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying the Lord will surround you with loved ones give you peace and that your memories of Richard will bring many smiles to your heart.
Kitty and Randy"
"The pain of losing my sweet Uncle Stoney is equal to my happiness for him to be with our Precious Savior. Like gramma used to say "we are the poor pitiful ones that are left here!" I can't wait for us ALL to be together one day, where there will be no more tears! Like the old hymn says, " What a day that will be when my Jesus, I will see. What a day, a glorious day that will be.""
"Stoney was the finest gentleman we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Nora and Jim"
"So sorry to hear of your loss Carolyn. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Gayle & Doug
"Thank you Carolyn for allowing us to share in your husbands life… Jeff, Mari & Randy - there are so many of us eternally absent from our fathers… you were all so gracious to allow us to make Stoney our "Pops".
Stoney will see you soon my friend - this I know ><> We will save a space on the couch for you…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1daU8PpJ8g"
"His Memory be Eternal.
Stone Family as i prepare my words for the service, i will post my spoken words after i deliver them."
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