Obituary: Richard H. Leavitt a.k.a. Dickie Bird |

Obituary: Richard H. Leavitt a.k.a. Dickie Bird

July 31, 1930 – July 30, 2013

Richard passed peacefully at home with his family, Tuesday July 30 at 5:28 pm due to a long illness.

Richard started his life in Portland, OR and moved to California where he was a successful Thoroughbred Race Horse Trainer for over 50 years.

He retired and along with Judy, his bride of 57 years, moved to Carson Valley in 2004. Richard was known as a giver, a man of his word, honest and loyal. He had many friends who he loved and respected. He will be greatly missed by his family whom he held dearly in his heart.

He is survived by wife, Judy; daughters, Janet, Julie and Joan; five grandchildren, Lexi, Garret, Logan, Josh and Lauren and one great grandson, Lucas John.