Monday, February 24, 2020

Richard "Dick" Talmadge Underhill

   February 5 1935 - February 19, 2020

   Longtime Camp Connell resident Richard Underhill, 85, died February 19, 2020
at a Modesto hospital following heart surgery and pneumonia.

   An Oklahoma native, Dick grew up in the Bay Area, attended Mission High School and worked as a professional
mover for 32 years.

  He met the love of his life, Bertha Stevens, in 1984 at PacBell, where she worked.  They married in 1985 and Dick soon introduced her to Ebbetts Pass, where he and friends often hunted.

   Bertha, too, fell in love with the area, and in 1988 they moved there full-time.

   In retirement, Dick worked at area restaurants and developed legendary firewood skills - five to eight  cords gathered, stacked and split each year to warm the mountain home and family he loved.

   He is survived by daughters Jennifer March of San Jose and Kristina Underhill of Hollister and their families; son Mark of Monterey County; stepson C.J. Stevens of Camp Connell; brother James Underhill of Auburn; sister Shirley Stifter of San Jose;  and nine grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Leona Underhill and his young son, Richard Underhill, Jr.

   Visitation will be from 1 PM to 7 PM on Thursday February 27, 2020 at Angels Memorial Chapel, 1071 S. Main St in Angels Camp. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 820 S. Main St., Angels Camp.

   In lieu of flowers, the family asks for help with burial expenses. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangement.

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