VANCOUVER - Richard L. Kingston, 81, of Vancouver, died July 14, 2006. The son of Harold and Margaret Kingston, he was born May 30, 1925, in Santa Monica, Calif. He grew up in Santa Monica, where he also attended high school. He then enlisted and served in the Navy.

In the mid-1950s, he worked for Mason's Ford. He next worked for Torrance Insurance and then Lincoln National Life Insurance in Portland, Ore.

He had resided on the Peninsula for nearly 20 years, having lived in Klipsan, Seaview, Long Beach, and then Ocean Park. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, the coast, wintering in Yuma, Ariz., and was an active member of the Elks and the Moose Lodge. On Aug. 11, 2002, he married Shirley Anderson in Oysterville.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Kingston of Ocean Park; son David Kingston of Vancouver; daughters Monica Garrett of Trout Lake, Garnis Ollivierre of Seattle, and Pam Peck of Citrus Heights, Calif.; stepson Steve Gould of Estacada, Ore.; stepdaughter Kim Harrington of St. Helens, Ore.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His son Steven Kingston preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, at the Ocean Park Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661. Arrangements by Davies Crematorium Services of Vancouver.

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