Rick Peargin

Rick Peargin, 59, passed away March 21, 2023.

He was born July 12, 1963, in Fresno, Calif., to Douglas Wayne Peargin and Susan Kay Wiesick.

His family moved to Sweet Home in 1973, where he graduated high school in 1981 and went on to attend Willamette University and Linn Benton Community College, earning a degree in water/wastewater plant operations.

Rick married Elaine Gaskey, his wife of 35 years, in 1987. In 1995, they moved to Hood River, where he was employed for 28 years in the Public Works Department until his retirement in February 2023.

Rick enjoyed reading the Bible, feeding birds, swimming, golfing, hunting, fishing, watching sports and barbecuing. He loved to laugh and spend time with his family and friends.

He helped raise his three granddaughters, Grace, Lily, and Alicia. He loved teaching them to play games, ride bikes and swim.

Rick will be missed by his wife, Elaine Peargin; daughter Amy Pearson; granddaughters Grace, Lily and Alicia Perez; his mother, Susan Wiesick; father Doug Peargin (Vicki); his brother and sister, Jeff Peargin (Hector Benavides) and Kristi Mueller (Eddy Mueller); and by his nephew and niece, Charlie and Zoe Mueller; as well as by his extended family, co-workers and many friends.

A celebration of life will be announced.