SCOFIELD-Richard Alfred Herlevi, age 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at the home of his brother, Waino, in Orem, Utah. He was born on April 19, 1931 in Scofield, Utah to John Jalmer and Lillie Jarvi Herlevi. Dick was the third of eight children born to John and Lillie, four of whom survived to adulthood: Lillian LaVern Skadsberg, Diluth, Minn; Walter Herlevi, Oak Harbor, Wash; and Waino Herlevi, Orem, Utah.
Dick attended schools in Scofield, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Price, Utah where he played the tuba in the Price Junior High and Carbon High school bands.
He loved to hunt and shot his first deer at age 11 with a single shot .22. He loved to hunt deer and elk and was an avid fisherman. Dick served in the US Air Force from July 11, 1949-Oct. 10, 1952 during the Korean War. After returning from the service he worked for Kraync Motors in Price for 11 years and then was a mechanic for 26 years with General Electric prior his retirement in 1994.
Dick spent his weekends in Scofield until he retired and then he moved there permanently. He passed his time hunting and fishing, riding his ATV, keeping tabs on the town, caring for his yard and the cemetery, and selling nightcrawlers. He was an excellent cook--jams, jellies, pastries, and ribs were some of his specialties. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first beagle, Killer #1.
Survived by one sister and two brothers: LaVern Skadsberg, Walter (Esther) Herlevi, and Waino (Bette) Herlevi; many nieces and nephews, numerous friends, and his loyal beagle, Killer #2.
Memorial service, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price Friday one hour prior to service.