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Richard Stanfordq Rarick

October 6, 1933 ~ April 20, 2019 (age 85)

Richard Stanford Rarick

Richard Stanford Rarick was born in Texas County, Oklahoma on October 6, 1923. His parents were Ava C. Rarick and Rada Mae Rarick.

Stan graduated from high school and college in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1943, he served on Iwo Jima and in Japan before returning to Oklahoma after his discharge.

On October 20, 1946 he married Ruby Jean Miller of Guymon, Oklahoma.

Completing his Masters Degree at the University of Kansas, he was employed in 1948 to teach history and drama at Albuquerque High School. Stan also served Albuquerque Public Schools as principal of Ernie Pyle Middle School where he initiated the district Middle School program. As North Area Associate Superintendent he founded Freedom High School. Following retirement as District Director of Middle Schools, Stan found pleasure volunteering and gardening.

Stan is survived by his two sons, Richard Jan Rarick and Charles Edwin Rarick.

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