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1936 Richard 2021

Richard Cleon Stoney

December 26, 1936 — November 13, 2021

Richard Cleon Stoney, 84, of Hailey, ID, passed away peacefully at his home after suffering a stroke. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and sister when he joined the angels on Saturday November 13th.

Richard was born in Beaver Utah on December 26, 1936. His family later relocated to California where he graduated Bellflower high school in 1954. Richard became a meat cutter by trade while working at CW Stoney Meat Company under his father’s mentorship located in Ed Tunk's Country Store, Westminster California.

While living in California Richard remarried and gained seven children total. Three from his first marriage to Shirley Ricky; Kim, Tammy, and Richard Skogfeldt. Then two by marriage to Patricia Anne Shotwell; Michele Griggs Arriaga and Michael Griggs and later fathered two more children with Patricia; Mindy Stoney aka Olivia and Matthew Stoney.

Richard relocated to Idaho with his family and wife at the time Patricia in 1980 to discover the beauty of the gem state and escape Southern California traffic. Richard owned and managed the Motor Inn in Hagerman from 1980 to 1983.

After his divorce with Patricia in 1983 Richard spent the later part of his years travelling and discovering beautiful rural areas residing in McCall ID, Jackson Hole WY, Moab UT, and Hailey ID.

Richard continued working his trade throughout his life in the grocery industry. He loved the connection it gave him to his community. Richard was a social butterfly and loved helping people. He was a loving father, grandfather, and a mentor to many.

Richard’s greatest joys in life were flying small airplanes, boating, and water skiing, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his loved ones. Richard is survived by his brother Fred Stoney, sisters; Betty Swanson, and Gaelynn Butler; his children Richard Skogfeldt, Michele Arriaga, Michael Griggs, Mindy Stoney, and Matthew Stoney and his nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial services for Richard will be held this spring with date and time to be announced.
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