Our beloved Rick McDaniel has embarked on his final Trophy Hunt. He passed away at home the evening of September 9th, 2017 just 12 days shy of his 64th Birthday. Rick was born September 21, 1953 at Parks Victory Hospital in Napa. He attended Westwood Elementary, Ridgeview Jr. High and graduated from Napa High School…Class of 1971.
In 1974, Rick settled into a long and memorable career with Beringer Vineyards where he worked his way from the bottling line into warehouse management. 2015 brought a new adventure for Rick. He retired from Beringer and joined Biagi Brothers for a short time before being diagnosed with Cancer.
Rick was an avid hunter. He enjoyed annual hunting trips with Family & Friends. His favorite being the yearly family trek out to South Creek Outfitters in Utah for monster bucks!
Graeagle, CA was a place Rick loved! He made many memories here and enjoyed the High Country. He also loved his 56 Dodge Truck he aptly named “Red” in memory of his Dad. Rick and “Red” made their way around the Car Show circuit winning awards. Golf was another favored activity and he was known for his short game.
Just after being diagnosed, Rick got to meet his Grandson Wyatt. He loved him immensely and recently got a tattoo of him on his leg.
Rick married the love of his life and ultimate partner in crime, Ruby St. Clair on April 24, 1976 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Rick and Ruby made their life in Angwin from 1978 to 2016. They welcomed son Mitch in 1978 and son Dylan in 1982. Grandson Wyatt joined the pack in 2016.
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