Richard Allen Dailey

Date of Birth

July 2, 1956

Date of Death

May 30, 2023

City of Death

Astoria, Oregon

Richard Allen Dailey lost his courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma on 5/30/23 at the age of 66. He passed away peacefully at his home in Astoria, Oregon with his partner Margaret by his side. Richard fought this destructive debilitating disease for 12 years with a positive attitude, no complaints or giving up hope.

Richard was born in Eugene, Oregon to Opal and Allen Dailey in 1956. Richard moved to Santa Barbara with his family as a young boy. He attended La Colina Junior High School and San Marcos High School.

Richard was married in 1976 to Carol Bloom (Dailey). The couple had three sons Jonathan, Shawn and Ryan. After their divorce, Richard relocated back to Oregon. Jonathan and Ryan both joined him there in later years.

Richard spent his life in the auto repair business – owning Allen’s Paint & Body Shop in Santa Barbara and Dailey’s Auto Body & Paint in Astoria, Oregon. His reputation for hard work preceded him. He worked diligently until his diagnosis in 2011. He continued his work through his illness the best he could manage. Slowing down was almost as hard on him as the illness itself.

Richard was preceded in death by his father Allen and his sister Sonia. Richard is survived by his mother, Opal, his loving partner, Margaret, his former wife Carol, and, his three sons. Jonathan, Shawn and Ryan. He also leaves behind a grandson, Henry. Richard will be greatly missed by his brothers Joe and Dan and his sisters Alinda and Candie. Richard was fortunate to have many in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who will miss his humor, love and love of life.

Richard was heavily involved in his local religious community. Spirituality and his love of God came first and gave him guidance in his final days.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.


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