We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Smith Funeral Home - Sunnyside
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard “Rick” Floyd Rinehold, age 64 of Sunnyside, Washington. Rick entered into rest on Wednesday July 27th, 2022 at his home with his wife by his side. He was born on January 30th,1958 in Toppenish, WA to Benjamin and JayAnn (Bass) Rinehold. Growing up, Rick attended the Granger School District and graduated with the class of 1976. Upon graduation, he traveled to and from Alaska and fished King Crab for 8 seasons. Rick settled in Granger and married his high school sweetheart, Margaret “Margie” Salazar.
Rick and Margie were married for 38 wonderful, loving years. Together, they welcomed two children, Eric on April 1st, 1988 and Brice (coincidentally) on April 1st, 1990. Both boys quickly became Rick’s entire world. From taking the kids to sporting events and camping to church activities and bedtime stories, Rick made sure to always be there for his two sons.
Rick was a respected worker at the Granger School District for 22 years and a member of the Sunnyside Seventh Day Adventist Church for over 20 years. As a member of the church, Rick served as a mentor to the children and youth, teaching them skills from tying knots to setting up a campsite. Rick went on to work at Carpenter Ranches, which quickly became his most fulfilling occupation. Rick’s work was appreciated and valued on the ranch. During his time there, Rick built many genuine and cherished friendships.
Rick was known for being a jack-of-all-trades, many relied on his handywork and knew he was just a call away for advice or help. Rick's hobbies included camping and hiking with his children and grandkids, whenever he had a chance. He loved to get together with family and friends for bible study, political discussions, and board games, especially cribbage. Rick was always ready with a camera in hand to capture special moments and memories with his family. Another one of Rick’s hobbies included family motorcycle rides, his favorite ride being a trip to San Francisco with his wife, sons, and nephew, Reece Paulus. Most recently, he enjoyed flying his drone capturing scenic views of nature and videos of the Ranch. One of Rick’s most treasured times was monthly sleepovers with his grandkids, Blaise, Bria, and Demi. Just the same, the grandkids always looked forward to spending the night with their Papa Rick and Grammy Margie.
Rick will be remembered by his family and friends as a hospitable, hardworking, and dependable person who loved to share his home-cooked meals. Everyone also appreciated Rick’s honesty and that unforgettable Rinehold sarcasm.
He is survived by his wife Margie, his two sons and their families which include Eric and Rosio of Grandview, and Brice, Jessica, and their children Blaise, Bria, and Demi of Granger, as well as his brother Steve Rinehold of Yakima, and sister Kathy and brother-in-law George Paulus of Sunnyside. He is preceded in death by his father Benjamin, mother JayAnn, brother David, and grandson Benjamin.
Memorial service will be Tuesday August 2nd at 1:00 PM at the Sunnyside Seventh Day Adventist Church. A meal will be served following the memorial service at 400 Carpenter Rd. Granger, WA , all are invited. We would like to thank you all for your thoughts and continuous prayers. Those wishing to honor Rick's memory my contribute to the Granger SDA Church P.O. Box 460 Granger, WA 98932. Please make checks to the Granger SDA Church, Memo: Rinehold Memorial. If you would like to sign Rick’s online memorial book you may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.