Richard Arlen Hintz
Date Of Birth: 07/14/1937
Date of Death: 04/22/2021
Richard Arlen Hintz born July 14, 1937 in Ortonville, MN.
Passed away from Complications arising from Parkinson’s disease on April 22, 2021
Ricks family moved from Duluth, Minnesota to Crescent City, California in 1953. He completed his schooling at Del Norte High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and Track. He was selected for the All -Conference team for football and basketball. Upon graduation he was awarded a sports scholarship to Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in teaching. While attending Linfield, he won seven varsity letters in Football, Basketball and Track. He held the Northwest College conference record for several years in pole vaulting 13 feet 3 ½ inches with a Swedish Steel pole.
He met his wife, Annette Morrison at Linfield and after his marriage in 1959 to Annette and upon graduation, they returned to Crescent City, where he began his Teaching and coaching career. After 2 years, they returned to Linfield College where Rick earned his Master’s degree in Education. In 1962 the family moved to Hillsboro, Oregon where he taught History, Math, Physical Education and coached football, basketball and track at Hillsboro High School. During that time he became the attendance administrator and was nicknamed “Captain Clipboard” He definitely had a knack for hunting down those who were skipping school. His final position at Hilhi was Vice- Principal mainly in charge of discipline. He retired in 1992 after a 30 year career at Hilhi.
Not one to sit for long, he started coaching Basketball at the Christian school at his church, then became the Principal. Finally fazing himself out of school work.
Throughout his life he was active in his church, Living Hope Fellowship. He was an elder and then became an Associate Pastor ministering to others, his favorite was to bring along a cribbage board and to play cribbage while he visited. He and Annette counseled both married and premarital couples. They were involved with the Missions program for many years, traveling within the United States and many countries in the world.
Throughout his life, He played in various men’s basketball leagues, starting the Hilhi, 5 am Basketball group, where he played twice a week until the age of 72.
Still not one to sit for long, he became a driver’s education instructor, teaching students how to drive; but was forced to quit with DMV’s age restriction of 75.
In 2012 he retired from most of his activities when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annette, their children Cathy, Loree and Mike, 7 Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, his brother Ron and wife Martha and their families and the families of his pre-deceased siblings, including all he considered as family who informally adopted him as their caring Dad and Grandfather.
Services will be held at a later date.