In Memory

Richard Allen "Rick" Yoder

Richard Allen Rick Yoder

Dec. 16, 1947 — Dec. 17, 2014

Rick's son Jason has informed our class that he has created a facebook page in honor of his father, entitled Richard A Yoder Trompe L'oeil memorial art gallery. It has examples of Rick's artwork which is added to a piece at a time.  He invites us all to visit the page.

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12/29/14 01:56 PM #1    

Terry Wheeler (Terrance Wheeler)

Rick was one my best friends in grade school and Jr. HIgh. Sorry to see him go .Our parents were really good fiends(both fathers worked at OSU in forestry.)

Rick my friend, rest in peace.

12/30/14 03:55 PM #2    

Terry Wheeler (Terrance Wheeler)

Our parents were the best of friends.


12/30/14 05:35 PM #3    

Kathy O'Leary

Yes, the OSU Forestry Department was rather small at that time. I also have fond memories of Rick and his family. May Rick rest in peace.

12/30/14 06:55 PM #4    

Gregory Smith

Remember MAD magazine?  Yoder was "mad" about MAD magazine.  I went over to his house often in junior high.  He lived right across the street from another friend, Steve Stewart.  I remember Rick showing me all the neat things about MAD.  I never really got it.  I suppose that is how come he became an artist and I didn't.  I have heard stories about his years in the Navy and would be interested in learning more if someone knows.  Thanks Rick for all the memories.  Rest well my brother.  Peace, peace and farewell.  

12/31/14 12:06 PM #5    

Suzanne Graham (Storer)

I'm sorry to see that Ricky is no longer with us. He was the "other" artist in our gradeschool class who I looked up to. He could draw and yes, I too "got" Mad magazine. Does anyone know if Rick created artwork as an adult? If so I'd love to see it. 

12/31/14 03:06 PM #6    

Terry Wheeler (Terrance Wheeler)

Suzanne - After the navy Rick went to some school in Washgton state and got a BA in art and moved to NYC. He did work as an artist working on murals. I never did talk to him until my parents visited his parents in Arizona. And then it 3rd party only.  Terry

01/01/15 10:54 AM #7    

Cindy Smith (Wade)

Sue, I googled him after reading his obituary and seeing that he had done a lot of artwork in New York City.  I did not find a lot, but there is some information, and at least one of his paintings I found easily.

He was always a really nice guy, and I'm sure will be missed by many.

Here's the link to the obit in the GT.



08/30/15 09:35 PM #8    

Bryant Ching

in the summer of 1965, Rick stayed in my uncle's place in Manoa in Oahu - was a good friend in Corvallis and a good friend back in Honolulu: goin' to miss the adventures we got into!

08/31/15 09:48 AM #9    

Suzanne Graham (Storer)

A while ago I searched for Rick's work on google and there's quite a bit. Thanks, Cindy, for the link to the GT obituary. It's interesting to me that he went into the area of trompe-l’oeil or illusion. You can see even from images on computer that he was very good at it whether depicting 3D space on a 2D surface of presenting very realistic textures - so much so that I imagine one would want to touch the painting to see if the item depicted were real. I remember him drawing lots of imaginative giant blood shot eyed monsters in 6th grade. I always thought he might become a cartoonist. 

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