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Richard (Rick) Brian Hurst

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Richard (Rick) Brian Hurst

Place of birth: Wolf Point Montana

Richard (Rick) Brian Hurst passed away at home on Sept, 27th 2015. He was born April 17, 1961 in Wolf Point, Montana to Donna and Dean Hurst who both preceded him in death. Rick was the youngest of five children which include his two brothers Randy of Boise, ID; Terry of Gilbert. AZ and two sisters, Karen Waller of Kent, WA; and Jan Wallace of Butte, MT. Rick went to elementary school in in Whitehall, MT and he spent his high school years in Bozeman, MT where he graduated from Bozeman Sr. High. After graduation, he followed his parents to Arizona and attended Arizona State University graduating with a BA in History. After graduation, Rick stayed in the Phoenix area and spent most of his adult life working in some of the finest restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area as a server. He pursued other career paths over time, including nearly completing his degree in education, before deciding he did not want to teach. He always returned to the restaurant industry. This was the work he enjoyed, although it took a physical toll on his health.

In 1989, Rick married Alicia Poston of the Phoenix area. Although their nearly 20 year marriage ended, they had two children (Amanda, 19 and Brian, 18) together, whom he dearly loved. He continued to take an active role in their lives and was always very proud of sharing their achievements with others, including that both children are currently attending Arizona State University. Rick’s other loves included his dog and constant companion Telios, as well as music, philosophy, reading, and cruising in the various convertibles he drove throughout adulthood.

Rick also enjoyed training in the martial arts as a younger man and attained a black belt in Shotokan karate. He was a proud and active member of AA for over 13 years.

PICTURE: I love this picture of Rick in 2nd grade. Rick is on the far left in the middle

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    Sweet little boy, Rick


    Rick passed away and I thought about when he was a little boy like the picture above. He was a sweet little boy and loved to sit behind me and brush my hair. I was 8 years older than he and he would do little things like that for me. He always did what he was told and was easy to get along with. I got married when he was 11 so I kind of left him behind in another life, seems sad to me now. He lived in AZ and I in MT so we didn't see each other much and we were both raising children mine much older. Anyway, I am sorry he's gone for his children, Brian and Amanda.

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