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Postby random1 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:51 pm

Richard William Kubesh
December 5, 1957 - July 8, 2009

Born: December 5, 1957
Place of Birth: San Berdardino, CA
Death: July 8, 2009
Place of Death: Colville, WA
Occupation: owner/operator - concrete manufacturing
Hobbies: Trap Shooting, camping, fishing, hunting, cutting wood and riding his four-wheeler
Organizations: Knight of Columbus, Colville Gun Club, Mat Rats, Little League, Habitat for Humanity, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Richard W. “Rick” Kubesh, a 17-year resident of Colville, WA passed away at the age of 51 on July 8, 2009 at his Colville home. Rick was born on December 5, 1957 in San Bernardino, CA the son of William Francis and Joan (Richards) Kubesh.
He was raised and attended school in San Bernardino, CA where he graduated from Aquinas High School in 1976. Following his education, Rick went to work for Longs Drug Store. In 1976, he married Joanne Thompson and together they had three children, Charnelle, Theodore and Chris. Rick continued to work for Long’s Drug Store and after thirteen years, he joined his father and brother in the construction business at “Kubesh and Sons.” They performed an extensive amount of work with Century21 Real Estate remodeling and renovating properties in San Bernardino County. In 1989 Rick married Barb Graves and they resided in Highland, CA. They soon expanded their family with the addition of a son, Justin. While in Highland, Rick was driving concrete truck for Robertson’s Ready Mix. In 1991 the family moved to Colville, WA. Rick drove truck for local business, which included; long haul trucking for TWT Trucking, log truck driving for Larry Lawson and driving concrete truck for a local concrete manufacturing company (TYSC). In 1999, Rick and Barb started Kubesh’s Site Mixed Concrete. Since then, their business has grown and this year they celebrated their ten year anniversary.
Rick was the one who held the family together. He was always in contact with his cousins, aunts, uncles, brother and sisters. Rick was a strong advocate for the community. He believed people should support the community where they live and work. He was involved with several local charities and organizations including Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, past President of Mat Rats, Little League coach, past President of the Ft. Colville Gun Club, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Colville Food Bank, sponsor of local baseball teams, Bench Warmers and other local charities. Rick also had a wonderful devotion to his Catholic Faith and attended church every Sunday and considered the Priests and parishioners his extended family in faith. He had an unending drive and motivation to succeed which complimented his “work-a-holic” work ethic. He was ambitious, respectful and enjoyed a challenge. Rick enjoyed; trap shooting, camping, fishing, hunting, riding his four-wheeler, wood cutting and spending time with his family.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Kubesh; daughter, Charnelle Preston and her husband, Josh of Forestville, WI; sons, Theodore Kubesh and his wife, Shannon of Kettle Falls, WA, Chris Kubesh of San Bernardino, CA, , Justin Kubesh of Colville, WA; four grandchildren, Conner, Hunter, Kade and Dane Preston; four sisters, Terry Chin and her husband, Alan of Highland, CA, Mary Beebee and her husband, Jim of Highland, CA, Kathy Hall and her husband, Steve of San Bernardino, CA, Jeanne Bennett and her husband, Gary of Blaine, MN; three brothers, Buddy Kubesh and his wife, Malia of Colville, WA, Tim Kubesh and his wife, Beverly of Auburn, CA, Terry Albright and his wife, Kathy of Hector, MN, numerous nieces and nephews.

Sunday July 12, 2009, 7:15 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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Funeral Mass
Monday July 13, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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Cremation will follow the Funeral Mass.

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Re: Lost a friend

Postby CONEXPCJ on Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:22 pm

So sorry to hear this. I had read an article on him and his operation years ago and had the pleasure of meeting him at the World of Concrete one year. It was great talking to him over the years. He will be missed by not only his family, but the while volumetric concrete community.
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Re: Lost a friend

Postby smnstn on Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:47 pm

My thoughts and sympathies go out to Rick's family and associates. I knew him through the volumetric concrete producers circles, and had worked with him some years ago. He will be missed.

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