Richard Duane Harding, Jr.

Born: Sat., Jun. 14, 1969
Died: Wed., Jul. 14, 2010

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Richard D. Harding, Jr. - a resident of Pendleton, died on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was 41 years old. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church in Pendleton. A potluck gathering and time of sharing will follow at the family home, 3220 NE Riverside Avenue in Pendleton. A Memorial Ride in honor of Richard will be held at a later date. Sign the online guestbook and send condolences to the family at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Harding was born on June 14, 1969 in Everett, Washington to Richard D. Harding, Sr. and Diane Peterson Harding. He was raised primarily in Everett. Since the age of 14, he was raised by his father and step-mother Susan. He had attended schools in Everett, Soap Lake, and Westport Washington. He married Christine McCulley on February 7, 2002 in Pendleton, Oregon. The couple had four children. Richard was a dedicated husband and stay-at-home dad. He was a wonderful person, if you knew him, you would love him. He was a very funny, smart and adventurous man. He loved riding motorcycles, and was a member of the Wind Riders Motorcycle Club in Pendleton. For the past three years he participated in the Wind Rider's Christmas Santa Ride, delivering Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in our community. He had a passion for NASCAR, and collected replica race cars. His favorite pastime was being with his family. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Richard is survived by his wife Christine Harding at the home in Pendleton, his children; eldest son Richard Andrew Harding, of Stanwood, WA, Janessa Brickman, and Kerrie, Justin and Jared Harding, all of Pendleton, his parents; Susan and Richard Harding, Sr. of Pendleton, and Diane Padavon, of Everett, WA, brother Darin Beals of Pendleton, OR, sisters; Betty Carlucci of Everett, WA, Wendy Naddeo of Amacueca, Mexico, Diana Vanderschel of Marysville, WA, and Jamie Watson of Sunnyside, WA, as well as several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. ______________________________________________________ A Letter to Richard from his daughter Kerrie Harding, Age 10 Richard Harding also known as my father Richard was a wonderful person. If you knew him, you would love him. He was very funny, smart, adventurous man, a rider, and he loved to rock. Oh, I almost forgot, he loved NASCAR and his family. I have had many memories with Richard. One that I will never forget is playing in the house with him, and laughing at nothing, just because we were together. Richard has four kids named Janessa, Kerrie, Justin and Jared, and a wonderful, loving wife named Christine. It was very sad when Richard died. Everyone will miss Richard, and always will. We pray at night and say our wishes. He had a very good family, and friends. We all wish that he did not go so fast. It would be a radical dream if I woke tomorrow and none of this was true. Dad, all I want to say is: I miss you, and love you. And always will. Love, Kerry Harding, and friends & family

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Dwight and Casey Thompson
   Posted Wed July 21, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We miss our sponsor with the Windriders.

Constance Franks
   Posted Thu July 22, 2010
One of the funniest memories I have and have never forgotton was when Richard and I were dating I think he was about 19 yrs old and we went to eat at McDonalds he ate 3 Big Macs, 3 cheeseburgers and fish filet a large fry and a strawberry milkshake. I just stared at him in disbelief, I said where in heck do you put it all. He was rail thin probably not more than 140 lbs and could put away food like he was a sumo wrestler.

Steve and Barbara Jones
   Posted Fri July 23, 2010
Christine and Family We are deeply sorry for your loss. Remember, Richard is always with you. You guys really made me comfortable when I stayed with you a couple months back. God Bless you all and we'll keep you in our prayers. Steve and Barbara

Linda & MIke
   Posted Thu August 05, 2010
Dick & Sue so sorry to hear of Richard....our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. May his memories help you smile again. We would be honored to attend the memorial motorcyle ride xoxoxoxox

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