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“I am so sad for you, Joann! My heart goes out to you. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Moss - Quincy, CA

“We are so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. We worked with him on the Plumas National Forest and remember him as being a jovial and very pleasant...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy and Larry Gustafson - CA

“I was the Registered Professional Forester who put together, submitted and had approved a Less Than 3 Acre Conversion Exemption for Rick prior to...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Stephen Windward - Friend

“We shared many Forest Service adventures, the memories will last. Gone too soon my friend. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ryan Moore - St George, UT

“Uncle Rick, you were such an important person in my life when I was growing up and later on in life as well!I will never forget your laugh or your...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Keith Oliveira - Newark, CA

“My condolences to your family. Rick - Thank you for being like a father figure for Danny and I through the years. I will miss you greatly along with...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Newhouse - Quincy, CA

“I am so sad for you, Joann! My heart goes out to you. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Moss - Quincy, CA

“The reunion was such a blessing. We are so thankful that "Ricky" reached out to us and extended our family. As you may have figured out, to me, Rick...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ann Tomlinson Malkie - Family


Quincy resident Richard Wade Sargent went to his eternal home with the Lord Friday morning, August 4, 2017, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

Born September 18, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, his family moved west to settle in the San Francisco East Bay community of San Leandro where Rick graduated from Arroyo High School as a member of the "Class of 1965." While residing in San Leandro with his (late) step-father and mother, Roy and Marjory (Skelton) Sargent, he played Little League Baseball as well as high school football.

Shortly following his high school graduation Rick joined the U.S. Army where he was trained as a combat engineer and demolitions. He attended Jump school at Ft. Benning, GA and here was trained as a parachute rigger and in aerial delivery and was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1967 he was assigned to the prestigious 101st Airborne Division known as the Screaming Eagles and served a year in Viet Nam. He returned stateside to finish his career as a Parachute Rigger at the Presidio in San Francisco. Upon Specialist 1st Class Sargent's honorable discharge, he returned to the San Francisco East Bay where he entered an apprenticeship program for Carpenters and at its conclusion was given his Journeyman's card. He went on to obtain his Contractors License in 1970.

On June 7, 1969 in Hayward, CA, Rick married his sweetheart, Joanne Lujan, who he'd known from high school, and they began a family of one son and one daughter. The family settled in Pleasanton, CA before moving to the Northeastern California Community of Quincy in 1978 where he continued his trade as a building contractor until 1988 before working for the Plumas National Forest until his retirement in 2004. Rick went on to successfully build and operate a business in East Quincy.

A devout member of the Roman Catholic faith, Rick was an active member of St. Johns Parish in Quincy where he was instrumental in the remodeling of the Parish Priest's residence and the Parish Hall. He served the Quincy community as a Little League Coach a coach of youth football, a member of the Quincy High School's Football Chain Gang for over 15 years. He enjoyed downhill skiing and, in his later years, he and Joanne enjoyed riding a motorcycle and taking trips.

In his passing he leaves his beloved wife of 48 years, Joanne, of Quincy, son Sean of Redding; daughter Regina Sargent Hanson of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandson Jamie Thames of Quincy; his father, James Tomlinson of Winslow, AR; brothers, Darrell and his wife Cathy of Angels Camp, CA; Gary, and his wife Jan of Surprise, AZ; his half-sister, Ann Malkie of Winslow, AR; and numerous nieces, nephews and many other family members. Along with his parents he joins his sister, Cheryl Nikander in their eternal home.

A Vigil Service to include recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place at 6:00PM, August 15, 2017 at Fehrman Mortuary on Lawrence Street, Quincy, with a Mass of Resurrection to take place at 11:00AM Wednesday morning, August 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Military Honors will be bestowed at the graveside in the Old Quincy Cemetery following the Mass. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family asks that any remembrances in Rick's memory be made to the Plumas County Parks and Recreation Department, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.

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Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory-Quincy, CA FD306/CR57/INS0742146
392 Lawrence St. Quincy, CA 95971
Tel. (530) 283-2800

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