June 11, 1957 – September 8, 2017
Richard George Bisnett, 60, a longtime Warden resident, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 8 while traveling home from Seattle with his eternal companion by his side. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Warden Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Warden. A family greeting will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church on Sept. 15. Viewing-Gathering will be Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake, Wash. from 5 to 7 p.m.
He was born June 11, 1957 in Canton, N.Y. to Theodore and Ida Bisnett. In 1964, his father headed west to work and settled in Othello, Wash. Rich was the youngest of six children and loved big families. He would always say, “They saved the best for last.” Rich loved all sports and became friends with many who shared his desire to play. At the age of 16, he was introduced and converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through his friends’ examples. He said time and time again it was the best decision he ever made and expressed to his children the importance of picking good friends. He played many sports and one of his greatest achievements was being named a 1974-75 Prep All-American in football.
On Oct. 21, 1980 he was sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple to his beautiful wife Lyn (Cox). They were blessed with six children. Rich worked hard to provide in whatever way he could for his family. In 1991, he began working for the City of Moses Lake as the Director of Human Resources. This allowed him time and freedom to invest in his great loves: family, church, sports and others. By 1996 he was holding a microphone, pen, stat-book and clipboard as the voice of the Warden Cougars. He would often race the team to the locker room to share stats and his observations with coaching staff to help Warden athletes succeed. Rich was always serving others in his many callings and assignments in life: Scouting, Sunday School, Young Men, Elders Quorum, High Priests, Ward and Stake Clerk and High Council. He loved golfing, gardening, and especially being a grandpa to eight grandchildren: Aleana, Jack, Viviana, Milly, Whitleigh, Jayleigh, Divya and Mason. His life of dedication will forever be cherished by all.
He is survived by his wife Lyn and children Abigail (Jason) Hines, Levi (Dania) Bisnett, Joshua (Tylee) Bisnett, Benjamin (Rachael) Bisnett, Emma (Marshall) Goodrich and Hannah Bisnett (fiancé Kole Whitby) and by siblings Carol (Al) Heneman, Bill Bisnett, Duane (Katherine) Bisnett and Beverly (Dell) May.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Ida (Reynolds) Bisnett, sister Bonnie Bisnett-Cox, nephew Donnie Henneman and sister-in-law Linda Bisnett.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at www.kayserschapel.com. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory.