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Francis “Boompa” Richter July 27, 1948 - April 13, 2019

Francis (Frank) Alan Richter born July 27th, 1948 in Centralia, WA to Francis and Kathleen (Kniffen) Richter, passed away at age 70 on April 13th, 2019.

Frank graduated from Darrington High School and resided most of his life in Darrington. Frank was a highly regarded heavy equipment operator/logger in the construction/logging industry.

Frank had a passion for hunting, camping, hiking and for the last few years of his life, he enjoyed his morning coffee visits with the locals at the Burger Barn and Hawks Nest. He was known for his quick wit, infectious laughter and his kind and compassionate spirit around the Red Top and to everyone who knew him.

Frank was preceded in death by both parents and his younger brother, Stephen David Richter. He is survived by his two sisters; Debbie (John) Malnerich and Judith (Denise) Nations.

He was a loving father to Angela (Jim) Neidigh, Kelsie Richter, Gale Richter, and Aron Beauchamp. He was Boompa to 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; Jasmine, Bailey, Amber, Tad, Malachi, Nevaeh, Lisa, Jacob, Justine, Lacey, Hayden, and Esme. Frank has many nieces and nephews that he was fond of, his cousin and best friend Monty (Debbie) Richter, and a partner/co-worker Albert Postema who Frank considered as his son-in-law.

A celebration of life will be held at The Assembly of God Annex in Darrington, Washington on May 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to gather and share the memories of a very honorable man who touched so many lives.

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