Richard Arlen Freeman
81, passed June 7, 2012 in Big Bear City. Born Aug. 26, 1930, he was a native of Southern California. Richard studied art in Santa Monica, Long Beach and Tokyo. During the Korean conflict, he served in the Air Force as an artist in Special Services and as an art director for the controller's office in the Far East headquarters. After leaving the Air Force, Richard switched his major from art to engineering and spent the next 30 years in engineering and management.
When Richard retired to Big Bear, he was surrounded by all the wonders of nature. It was only natural for him to start painting again. He became a member of the Big Bear Art Council and currently shows his work at "The Gallery" in Big Bear Village.
Richard is survived by daughters: Mary Proctor of Fullerton and Ruth Huson of Anaheim; grandchildren: Jennah, William (Brittany) and Julia, and great grandson Vincent.
Richard will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Freeman residence on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 2 p.m.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:54 pm | Updated: 3:55 pm, Tue Jul 3, 2012