Thomas Rickey HAUGEN of Anchorage, Alaska, 58, died Feb. 18, 2007, at at his home.
He was born in Fort Collins, to Alf Haugen and Teresa Denny Haugen.
He graduated from Loveland High School in Loveland, and attended one year at Colorado State University. In high school, he enjoyed playing the trumpet in the band.
After high school, he worked with his father, Alf Haugen, in the masonry business in Colorado and Wyoming. After a serious fall during a construction job, Rick relocated to Alaska in 1986, where he started a new career at 3rd Medical Group Hospital on Elmendorf Air Force Base. He worked at the hospital from 1990 until his retirement in 2005.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and reading.
Rick was a very caring and gentle soul who was so kind and generous to all. To know Rick was to love Rick. Rick loved everything Alaska had to offer. Rick loved his family and dogs, Mikki and Molly. His sense of humor, intelligence and kindness will be missed, and he was much loved.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Haugen of Anchorage; brother-in-law, Brooks Gandy of Anchorage; sister, Sue Haugen of Bend, Ore.; niece, Rae Veit-Hollibaugh of Bend; nephews, Ben Veit of Bend and Spencer Veit of Albany, Ore.; cousins, Anne Dittmar of Loveland, Jim Jackson of Naples, Fla., Lynn Haugen of Longmont, Andrea Thorson of Walla Walla, Wash., and Ina Lou Haugen of Washington state; and uncle and aunt, Einar and Ellen Haugen of Walla Walla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt and uncle.
Cremation and a private service were Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage, Alaska.
Published February 2007, Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.