Richard Lee Qualls of Pendleton, Oregon, was born in Goldendale, Washington, on May 31, 1937, to parents Al and Eva Brand Qualls. He passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in Richland, Washington, at the age of 77.
He was raised in Toppenish, Washington. He moved to Pendleton in 1956 where he met his wife Beverly Stotlar. They made their home in Pendleton with their two sons Ricky and Randy. His family was his biggest joy.
He worked road construction till the mid-’70s, then he went to work at Pendleton Flour Mills until he retired in 1998. He enjoyed, crabbing, whale watching, and fishing in his later years.
He is survived by his son Randy Qualls and daughter-in-law Bobbie Qualls; four grandchildren: Kyle Qualls, Christopher Jones and Courtney Qualls, all of Hermiston, and Keena Qualls of Pendleton; great-grandson Joey Focht; his sister Debra Blair and brother-in-law Lawrence Blair of Prescott, Washington; sisters Judy Brittan of Selah, Washington, Janeth of Goldendale, Washington, and Lorrie of Zillah, Washington; and Larry and Shirley Whittler of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Beverly, son Ricky and sister-in-law Erymalene.
Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com