Born: Sept 21, 1945 In Poughkeepsie NY, the second son of Warren HUSTED and Mildred SMITH. During WWII his father had several assignments and his mother stayed with her parents in Poughkeepsie. When Richard was a few month old they joined his father at Ft Jackson, Columbia, SC. His father was further transfered to Ft Bliss, ElPaso, TX.
In Aug 1951 his father was transferred to Ft Lewis, and the family decided to settled in a suburb of Tacoma WA now know as Lakewood WA.
At 8 yr. old he joined Cub Scout Pack 53 at Little Church on the Prairie. Continuing in Boy Scouts he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1961. He remained active in Scouting as a leader until 1968.
He graduated from Clover Park High School in Jan 1965.
He enlisted in the US Naval Reserve while still in High School and upon graduation served on active duty and served aboard ship on combat duty in Vietnam.
Married Judith Elaine HECKARD on Oct 12, 1970. They had two children, Christopher Lee HUSTED (Apr 12, 1971) and Trenton James HUSTED (July 9, 1976) They divorced Nov 15, 1984.
Between 1972 and 1977 Richard and Judith lived in Bellingham WA where he worked for various employers including the Bellingham Airport and the Whatcom County Road Dept.
In 1976 Richard returned to active duty with the Navy and retired 1996 with the rank of QMC (Quartermaster, Chief Petty Officer)
He married Lynne DYE (former Elizabeth Lynne SCHAEFER) a childhood sweetheart, on Jun 8, 1985.
They reside in Spanaway WA where they operate a horse boarding stable and collectable toy store.
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