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Ricky Blackburn

December 17, 1960 — December 17, 2021

Santa Clara, Utah

Ricky Duane Blackburn Castledale/Santa Clara passed away on Friday Dec. 17, 2021 on his 61st Birthday, surrounded by family. He left this world due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. Ricky was born Dec. 17, 1960 to Shearld and Patricia Blackburn. He married the love of his life, Stacy Bernell World on Dec 1st,1990. From this union came the birth of his pride and joy, birth of his son Patrick Sean Blackburn. He was born one day after their first anniversary. He was very proud of his son for becoming the man he has become. Rick and Stacy had a unique relationship that brought a lot of love and laughter to their life together. When the tears flowed, Rick would wrap his arms around Stacy, kissing her tears away, reassuring her that everything will be okay. Always standing beside each other through good times or bad times, constantly teasing, pranking, or joking with each other. There was never a dull moment at their home. He always went out of his way to turn a bad day into a joyful day with his quick witted replies and many one-of-a-kind comments with perfect timing. One of his favorite things to do was going adventuring in his Geo Tracker and recently his side-by-side Tereks. Of course always with his dog and anyone who wanted to go with Rick on his ride. Where ever Rick went, his faithful loving dogs were not far behind him. Rick also loved the truck of his dreams he purchased less than a year ago. He loved going camping with his families. Rick looked forward to camping Labor Day at Miller’s flat camp grounds. He always called the Labor Day camping trip “Our annual family reunion with Bill and Marsha along with their kids and the kid’s families”. He loved all of his nephews and nieces and their children. He couldn’t wait to tease them when he saw them. He was the entertainment around the campfire, always teasing and joking with whoever was there. Just like his job, he couldn’t wait to tease and joke with the guys, his family away family and home away from home. Rick was a natural born entertainer/comedian where ever he went. Rick spent as much time with his siblings as he possibly could with a lot of laughter and love. Doing projects together, adventuring, camping and golfing. Together, Rick and his sister were a force to be reckoned with, solving all kinds of issues that came their way. He especially looked forward to his time spent with his son their camping trips, going shooting, working on projects together, spending time together and their weekly lunches together taking turns choosing where they were going to eat. Rick lovingly called it their father son male bonding time. Luckily his son Patrick was born with the same quick wit and humor as his dad was, carrying on the smiles and laughter. Rick was always ready to help were help was needed whether for family, coworkers or strangers. Rick will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Rick had many talents. He worked in the coal mines, was an interstate truck driver, worked construction and finally Emery County and Washington County Road Departments. He was looking forward to the new grader to arrive and receiving his raise in January. He loved his grader and driving the chipper when chipping roads. Rick and Stacy had plans to move home to Emery Co. when he retired. He was a devoted and dedicated employee with pride in his work. He was usually one of the first employee on site to grade the snow, even if it was a weekend or a holiday, whatever the boss needed. We all will miss his slow southern drawl, that mischievous grin and heart felt laughter.
Rick is survived by his loving wife Stacy together for 31 years and son Patrick, special companions Sir Precious Champion (aka “Champ”) and Odie, sister Sherry (Ryke) Olsen, brothers Doug Blackburn, and Kevin (Laura) Blackburn. Brother-in-law Bill (Marsha) World, sister-in-laws Rebecca (Jace) Majors and Roberta (Dave) Wilson, Aunts Pat World, Sandy Justice, Carol Burnside, Carolyn Blackburn, and Debbie Schmidt, Doris Jensen, Uncles Loren (Merle) Marshall, Wayne Marshall, Jerry Marshall, and Mike Jensen, many nieces, nephews, cousins, many adopted sons (Patrick’s friends), and adopted grandchildren, especially James, Freddy and Vincent who he spent a lot of time with and loved their hugs and kiss’ and being called “Grandpa Rick”.
Proceeded in Death by his parents Sherald and Adela Blackburn, Pat and Jerry Neimeyer, in-laws Ronald and Wyanna World, grandparents, many aunts and uncles, companions Bandit, Daisy, Duke, and Rossco.
Instead of flowers, the family would like you to write down and share your memories of Rick with either a comment, memory or story. What you will remember when you think of Rick Blackburn. You can send them to Stacy and Patrick Blackburn at 2851 Crestview Dr, Santa Clara UT 84765 or email them to rspblack@centurylink.net. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held on Saturday of Labor Day weekend at Miller’s Flat camping area. More info will follow closer to Labor Day. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, acts of kindness and meals that have been given to us during our sorrowful time. It is greatfully appreciated.

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