Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wild Horse Advocate Dies in Car Wreck

Richard Sewing
February 28, 2009

CEDAR CITY - Richard Sewing passed away February 23, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born December 14, 1929 in Bell, California. He lived in southern California, graduated from Burbank High School and worked for Shell Oil for 20 years. Richard and his wife, June moved to Utah in 1975 where they operated a farm in Newcastle for over 20 years. Upon retiring from farming they moved to Cedar City. Richard became involved with National Mustang Association, a wild horse advocacy group. He managed their ranch sanctuary in Barclay, Nevada and was their Operations Manager. As a result of his work with the horses, he had a close association with many Bureau of Land Management people. He was currently in his second term as member of the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

He leaves his wife, June, of 54 years, of Cedar City; two sons, Rick (Robin) of Fort Lupton, Colorado; and Jerry of Arroyo Grande, California; six grandchildren, Christopher (Tammy), Rick (Victoria), Tiffany (Frank), Jennifer (Adam), Heather and Jenny, as well as four and one half great grandchildren.

Richard was a long time member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod and served as Elder and President.

Services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 E. 1925 N. (Wedgewood Lane), Cedar City on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Valley View Health Care Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Swindlehurst Funeral Home. Please send condolences to www.swindle

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