12/2/1938 ~ 12/18/2021
On Saturday December 18, 2021 Dick saddled up his horse and rode away for one last ride to Trailridge before making his final destination. Dick passed away with the love of his life Bonnie by his side at their home in Fairview Utah. Dick was born to Nolan C Oswald and Lois Thorton Oswald December 2, 1938 in S.L.C. UT.
Dick graduated from Olympus high school in 1957. He joined the United States Army Reserve in 1957 and was honorably discharged on April 30, 1964. He married Shirley Ann Mark on August 2, 1958 and together they had two son’s Joel and Jono.
Dick rode with the Ute Rangers on his horse Stranger. He and his Dad Nolan were Flag carriers, riding in many parades and events around the intermountain West.
Dick was a printer by trade for over 40 years owning and operating Intermountain Litho for 19 years alongside his son Joel.
On March 1, 1985 Dick started his life with his love Bonnie, they made a home together in Fairview Utah. Together they had many adventures, yearly river rafting trips with the Printing Club was one of them. Dick was in his true Heaven when on Trailridge where he Elk Hunted for over 50 years always at the same hidden camp spot. There he taught many of the boys and Bonnie to know the mountain where there wasn’t a trail or dirt road his Toyota or 4wheeler hadn’t been or a mountain side him and his horse hadn’t rode. Dick was one of the last true Cowboys left, he worked hard, grew the most amazing gardens each year, enjoyed many adventures with Bonnie and loved his home they shared together in Fairview. Remember “If you’re in the woods burn wood” We will forever miss you, Bonnie’s Sweetheart our Dick O, Dad, Grandpa and Pops.
P.S. Hey Pops, Mom will know where to find you.
Dick is survived by the love of his life Bonnie East Oswald, his son’s Joe (Kim) Oswald, Jono Oswald, Steve (Erica) East , Billy (Sheron) East, DeAnna Bailey (Andy Hansen) and BonnieLee (Cody) Nordell, Brother Kenny (Marilyn) Oswald. 25 Grandchildren and 39 Great grandchildren.
Many Thanks to Mom (Bonnie) for the years she cared for Pops, never leaving his side. To Irene Allred and Martha Bronson for all your loving care and to His Lilmuffin who helped him find Jesus!
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Rasmussen Mortuary at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing starting at 12:00 noon. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery.