Johannsen, Richard Eugene passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Richard was born in Fruita, Colorado in 1954. He was a graduate of Carson High School. He was a thirty year member of the Pressman’s Union. He worked at several area newspapers until joining the Daily Breeze in Torrance where he worked for the last twenty years. An avid auto racing fan, Richard was devoted to watching, reading or going to NASCAR events. Proceeded in death by his mother, Oma, half brothers Albert and James and stepsister Lori, and grandparents. Survivors include his father Fred, stepmother Dolores, half brother Verl and wife Tammy, half sister Beth and step brother Jeff and wife Wanda and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. Services will be held Saturday, April 29th at 2PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, in Torrance.

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  1. I will never forget you, you were always at our family reunion you were part of our family and always a smile on your face we all were happy you came. I was the one who gave you the perms. you will be missed.

  2. Naked you came from Earth the Mother. Naked you return to her. May a good wind be your road. – Omaha Prayer Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. There are no words that can lessen your grief. Just know that my prayers are with you all. I knew Richard way back in my Junior High School days. I grew up in Victoria Park and my maiden name was Clarey.

  3. We at the Breeze will miss Richard he always would say hello and was very helpful getting this paper out every night. There’s not many of us left, just a hand full from the old days, we were shocked to hear about Richard, it’s very sad, but God has a plan and sometimes it’s hard to understand, so hard. We are so sorry for your loss.

  4. I will never forget Richards big smile, intense and hiper personality, his clean yellow Corvair and the fun we had hanging out in our teenage years. So many great memories…

  5. I can’t find the words for my sorrow in hearing the news of Richard’s passing. It breaks my heart that another dear friend of my past is gone. I remember the last time I saw Richard at Tim’s house a few years back and we spent hours talking about racing & Nascar. He was such a good soul and fun person, I have so many good memories of Richard !!!!!! It consoles me to know that he is in heaven sharing laughs now with Lori. It makes me sad to know that I will never be able to spend time with them again. My heartfelt condolences are with Delores, Fred, Jeff and thier extended family. God Bless, Karin

  6. dear family, our thoughts and prayers are always with you during this trying time of great loss. we continue our profound assistance for anything you might wish. Blessings the entire Young family

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