Dad Takes His Final Voyage

RSH_scan_bestRichard Steadman Hambleton, Jr. died July 20, 2011, peacefully at home at the age of 63 after a valiant struggle. Rick was born to Doreen Howes Hambleton and Richard S. Hambleton, DDS on May 25, 1948, in Pasadena, CA. After graduating from Polytechnic School, Rick attended Colorado College and graduated from University of Southern California with a BA in Political Science.

After graduation, Rick worked for W. E. Hutton & Co. and graduated from New York Institute of Finance. He joined Hoffman, Vance & Worthington in 1976, becoming a partner of the firm in 1979. He valued his long associations with the Agricultural Leadership Program, Ventura County Taxpayers’ Association (Past President), Ventura Maritime Foundation (Founder and President), Fales Advisory Committee of the U. S. Naval Academy, Ventura Port District (Past Chairman),Ventura Pacific Citrus Co-op and Santa Barbara Bank and Trust (Board of Directors). He crewed on 5 Transpacific Yacht Club races to Tahiti and Hawaii, eagerly looked forward to the annual Rancheros Visitadores and Rancheros Adolfo treks and relished his time aboard Kairos.

Rick is survived by Carol, his wife of 39 years, and their children Katherine Movalson (Brian) and Rush Hambleton (Sarah). His cherished grandchildren Meredith, Hobs and Olin Movalson and River and Rosie Hambleton adored their “Poppy”.

Additionally, Rick leaves his sister Rinda Bishop (Bill) and brother Rob Hambleton (Cindy), his sister-in-law Kathy Enright (Mike) and numerous nieces and nephews.

All will remember Rick as an honorable, authentic and gentle man with enthusiasm for all he did.

Rick’s Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Mission San Buenaventura, on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 11 o’clock.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick’s memory to Livingston Memorial VNA and Hospice, 1996 Eastman Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003, or Search Dog Foundation, 501 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023, would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura

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