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Richard “Dick” Petty

Richard “Dick” Petty passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 30, 2012 in Donnelly.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Donnelly at Fletcher’s Donnelly Club on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at 5 p.m.

Dick was born May 4, 1939, in Meridian, the son of Hurschel Wesley and Ruth Mable Jones Petty.

Richard served in the Navy from about 1958 to 1962 and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. He met Annette while in Mountain Home on leave from the Navy. Dick always joked that he met Annette when he ran her over with his car.

He married Beverly Annette Griffith, daughter of Beryl and Wanita Lucille Bartlett Griffith, on June 9, 1960 in San Diego. The family was in Kingman, Ariz., then Las Vegas, Nev., where Richard and his brother Wilbur had a construction business.

The family later moved to Twin Falls where Richard was an electrical supply sales representative for Columbia Electric (Afton Lemp).

He was transferred to Boise, where he was offered a job in 1975 to buy into Alloway Electric as a partner with Dick Alloway and Delbert Hulse. He later became owner in the early 1980s and ran Alloway Electric with his wife until they retired in 1997.

They spent winters in Mexico and summers in Donnelly. Richard loved fishing, four-wheeling and snowmobiling.

Annette passed away April 2, 2007 in Boise. At the time of Dick’s death he was planning his marriage on Aug. 11, 2012, to his dear companion, Sue Trabert. Dick and Sue had enjoyed each other’s company the last several years and were making plans to travel in their life together.

Richard was deeply loved by his family and companion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elizabeth Ann;, and two brothers, Wilbur W. and Norman and his wife Annette.

He is survived by his three children, Terry Owen (Cheryl) Petty, Jeffrey Lee Petty, and Cynthia Ann (Steve) Batten; and three grandchildren, Dustin Petty, Jesse Batten and Rebecca Batten Sparks.

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