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Friday, June 17, 2022
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Dick passed peacefully to by the side of his wife of 67 years, Betty. The love of his life.
With a smile on his face, he left us with grace, forgiveness and love.
He is survived by his children, Gary, Cierra , Carrie and son in law Thomas S. Brigham, Grandson’s Clayton, Everett, Jaymin Carlson and their mother Blair, youngest sister Vicky Hopper and many nieces and nephews. sister in law Johnnie Gardner and her son Ron. Dick is preceded by his death by his wife Betty Kathleen, mother Hermina Mary Rose, father Gothal Lang , 2 brothers Brian and Jerry and a sister Judy.
Dick was born into a logging family in 1935 in Woodland, Washington, very near Castle Rock where he grew up, where his father was a high climber and rigging man and side rod working for Weyerhaeuser company. It was only natural before Dick to inherit the skills of would be his life forever logging.
Even through his high school years Dick worked week ends spliceing and rigging, still becoming an outstanding football player scoring 26 touchdowns in a season during his senior year.
Dick and Betty started Bozarth Logging Inc. in 1972. Through out the years Bozarth logged over 300 million board feet of old growth. The loggers and families that worked for Dick recall that it was the happiest times of their lives, due in large part to Dick favoring setting up logging camps in the woods during the logging season.
After Dick retired from logging, he was far from leaving the business world.
He served for 10 years as President of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Willits, and continued to be an advocate for professionalism in the logging industry. He purchased some timber properties, harvesting the timber and then later sold the properties.
After putting their hearts and souls into work for so many years, Dick and Betty traveled the world. Dick and friend George Lojos enjoyed many many trips on their Harley Davidson motorcycles.