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Gordon Richard 'Dick' Platts
February 18, 1940 ~ March 1, 2017
March 4, 2017
Gordon Richard (Dick) Platts severed his earthly bonds on March 2, 2017, to join in a celebration with our Dad and Mom surrounded by his Bonanza, Oregon, family. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held June 27 at his home in Bonanza, Oregon.

Dick was born February 18, 1940, in Minidoka County, Idaho, to Jesse L. And Margaret Platts. When Dick was an infant, the family moved to Bonners Ferry. Dick grew up in Bonners and attended Southside Grade School, Valley View Grade School, and Bonners Ferry High School.

In 1958, Dick joined the U.S. Army. He took basic training at Fort Ord, California, near Monterey. He also served at Fort Devins, Massachusetts, and Fort Dix, New Jersey before shipping off to Korea as part of the ASA.

Dick was a true lover of animals of any kind but he was especially fond of horses and dogs. He was never very from his pets and his pets loved him back.

Dick is survived by his wife Barbara, brother-in-law Michael and children Jess Platts (Kathy) and Jill Platts Hughes. He is also survived by Barbara’s children. Dick has numerous grandchildren also. Dick is also survived by his sister Carol Platts and brothers Lyle, Bill, Bob, and John Platts.