In Loving Memory of Richard Catlin: 1947-2022 


Richard David Catlin, 75, passed away on Nov. 7, 2022, with his children by his side. Richard was born on Jan. 11, 1947, to Harvey Catlin and Betty Beaman in Tonasket, Washington. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Ila Catlin in 2016. Richard is survived by his two children Craig Catlin (Larinda) and Shannon Ewers (JB). He also has four grandchildren that he loved dearly: Nicole Ewers-Martin, Alyssa Ewers, Isabella Catlin, and Chloe Catlin, plus two great-grandchildren Everly and Madalynn. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Richard owned and operated an upholstery shop for 50 years in Toledo and Kelso. He specialized in custom interiors for classic cars and was a true craftsman of his trade. A graveside service for Richard will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The graveside service will be held at the Lone Hill Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at Toledo First Baptist Church located at 1278 state Route 505 in Toledo, Washington, 98591. Arrangements are under the care of Fir Lawn Funeral Home.