Richard T. Boatright
December 17, 1948 –
August 6, 2018
– Richard, 69, died August 6 in Salem. He was born in
Stayton and lived most of his life in the Stayton/Salem area.
Richard served in the US Army as a weapons specialist during
the Vietnam War, serving 2 tours. He received 2 purple hearts
and a silver star for his service. Richard was an avid
fisherman and worked as a fishing guide. As a young man he
raced motorcycles on the flat track, later his passion about
motorcycles carried on to Harley’s and “He lived to
ride” and was always down for an adventure. Richard was a
jack of all trades who also had a liking for knives and guns.
He is survived by his daughters: Bobbi Quitoriano and Lea Reed
both of Salem; sisters: Donna Call of Salem and June Herrin of
Reno, NV; and seven grandchildren.