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|Lindermanis, Richard Alexander||1967|
D.O.D 01/28/2012 - Richard Alexander Lindermanis met his Lord on January 28, 2012 after his brave battle with Lung Cancer. Richard was a 13 year colon cancer survivor and a true warrior. He left this world in peace surrounded by his loving and beloved wife Ethelene Lindermanis and his son, Rob and fiancÚ Charlene. He is survived by his grandson Ryan Bellows, his wife Julie and daughter Ainsley Bellows.
Richard was born in a DP camp in Fulda, Germany on July 9, 1945. At the age of 5 years he came to the United States, settling in Tulsa, OK. where he was loved by his foster parents, Amy and Dan Bush, and a Stepfather, Jim Holmes who referred to Richard lovingly as his "best buddy". He graduated from Phillips University and had a very successful longtime career in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Richard's legacy with everyone he touched was that of an infectious smile, uplifting and positive attitude, thoughtfulness, uncanny listening abilities, and his unwavering loyalty and devotion to his family and friends. His Christian faith was lived out in his life daily by his great capacity to love and accept with patience and tolerance all things in life as it was. His strong character and electrifying presence will be missed dearly.
His death was preceded by a son, Rand Lindermanis, Jim Holmes, Dan and Amy Bush.
Richard was a Lifetime Director on the Board for the amazing organization. CanCare where he has mentored many people that are fighting cancer. He was also a Bible teacher and longtime member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, where a Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 2.