OBITUARY: Richard “Rick” Allen Hood

Richard “Rick” Allen Hood

June 3, 1957 ~ July 20, 2021

Richard “Rick” Allen Hood, 64, of Vale, Oregon, transitioned from his earthly body on July 20, 2021, in the comfort of his own home.

Rick was born June 3, 1957, in La Grande, Oregon to Hollis and Shirley Hood. Soon after, he was adopted and raised in Vale by his uncle and aunt, Oscar “Rusty” and Myrabelle “Myra” Hood.

He had always loved to travel which is why when he left the Navy, he chose his profession as a heavy equipment operator in highway construction. He continued and loved working on the road for many years until he suffered a traumatic brain injury that forced him into early retirement. Some of his many passions included spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and working on small engines . . .