December 16, 1935 – February 8, 2015
Richard Hull, 79, of Yachats, OR, passed away on February 8, 2015. He was born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised by Roy and Jean Hull.
Richard’s family immigrated to Blaine when he was 13. After graduation from Blaine High School in 1954, he majored in music education and minored in English at Central Washington University. He then received his Masters of Music from the University of Oregon, and went on to finish graduate studies in family and child counseling.
Richard was accepted into the San Francisco Opera Chorus as a bariton, and music was his lifelong pursuit. He enjoyed reminding friends that he shared the same birthday with Beethoven!
He taught music for 30 years, and directed church choirs, taught private voice lessons and directed classical programs with The Richard Hull chorale in Sacramento, CA. Richard’s most rewarding years were spent teaching in the Sacramento inner-city schools, where his sense of humor, warmth, and ability to listen, along with music, art, drama and writing, made him an exceptional educator.
Richard cherished his family, and is survived by his wife Nancy of nearly 27 years, and her son Hugh; his first wife, Mary Hull and their 4 children Richard (Connie), Katherine (Mark), Kelly (Patty) and Keven (Andrea).