Richard Nephi Rains has gone home to be with his brother Dean. He passed away July 24th 2001 at Cottonwood Hospital, Murray Utah, surrounded by his brothers and sisters who deeply love him. The cause of death is undetermined.
Richard, (also known as Dickie) was born April 30, 1953 in Union, Utah, to Claude Russell Rains and Marjorie Ann Baldwin. He was gentle and big-hearted, willing to give the coat off his back if needed. Honesty, empathy for those less fortunate, and kindness toward little children were among his attributes. His many talents included creativity and the ability to improvise. He was known by his associates as a mechanical genius, perhaps inheriting this gift from both his father and his grandfather/inventor, Nathaniel Baldwin.
Among those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Marjorie Rains, sisters, Claudia, Anne and Joy. Brothers, Don, Roger and Joseph, and brother-in-law and nephew, Steve and Lee Barlow. We will miss our brothers, but take comfort knowing they are together.
Funeral services for Richard and his brother Dean will be held at the Westland 4th Ward, located at 7060 South and 3200 West, Saturday July 28 at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the church starting at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Murray City Cemetery. Under the direction of Independent Funeral Service.