May 7, 1929 ~ November 28, 2021

Born in: Lexington, Kentucky
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Richard had a long successful career in Engineering and Aerospace Electronics, Technical Writing, Teaching, Counseling. He had extensive Education in Industrial, Vocational and Technical Education. He was a Technical writer for the Shuttle Training Aircraft Manuals for NASA, JSC, and Ford Aerospace Corp. His most recent work was an Associate Training Specialist and Lecturer for the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Richard loved fine art and painting.

Deceased parents were Thomas Douglas Stevens and Mabel Marie Watkins.

Surviving next of kin are Sister Eileen Stevens, her son Richard Elliot Bradford. Daughters Linda Stevens Ridenhower, Tina Meyer, Donna Stevens, and Heather Swanson. Grandchildren Kimberly Ridenhower Sendic and Steven Ridenhower, Stefanie Meyer, Sara Meyer, Lori Meyer and Jake Meyer, Rebecca Swanson, Emily Swanson, Abigail Swanson, Joshua Swanson Great Grandchildren Evangeline Meyer, Ella Sendic and Isaac Ridenhower.

Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.
In Lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Cancer Society.

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    • Thank you Patti for all of your kind help. The Full-Circlecare has been helpful, thank you for recommending this service.

  1. I had the pleasure of knowing Richard for the past several years after meeting him at a local store where I worked part time. Richard was a delight to know and had so many interesting stories. I often got to visit with him while helping him with various computer or technical problems. He was very intelligent and his collection of curiosities were a constant source of interesting conversations and bits of technical knowledge. I’ll miss him

  2. Thank you Phillip for being such a good friend to our Dad. He often spoke of you since he also enjoyed talking with you. Thanks for helping him with his computers! It was appreciated by all of us.

  3. My family had the pleasure of living across the street from “Mr. Richard” for a short time in 2020. We enjoyed visiting with him and hearing his stories. It was such a surprise to learn that he and I both were born in Kentucky & graduated from UK, even though we were born generations apart. Then somehow both landed in Bryan, TX on the same street. As it turns out, my husband’s job moved us to Birmingham this past last year, and we moved to the same neighborhood he had lived in when he lived there in the 60s (I think)! We always had something to talk about. What a life of adventure. My children and I admired his smile, his joyful attitude, and they found it very neat how he built so many things – he loved showing them to us – truly young at heart. He was a sweet neighbor. My condolences to his family and all who will miss him. If only we are all so blessed to live as many years.

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