On May 11, 1952, he married Barbara Luft in Alta, Iowa. Dick lived in Southern Oregon for the past twenty years, and was a retired sheet metal worker. He served in the National Guard. Dick loved reading, the desert, and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Luft; his son, Richard "Rick" Joines; his daughters, Carol Ibell, Mickey Bladel, Kathy Lass and Becki Cochran; sons-in-law, Scott Isbell, Mike Bladel, Dick Lass and Toby Cochran; brother, Bill (Bonnie) Joines; grandchildren, Sean, Bethany and Jonathon Isbell, Jennifer Humphrey, Jason Hambright, Jim and Jeff Bladel, Kristen Plummer, Amy and Tim Joines, Ryan Lass, Jacob, Joshua and Tyler Cochran; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Maddy Isbell. Garrett, Olivia and Logan Humphrey, Allie and Brady Hambright, Samantha and Sebastian Bladel, Brennan and Kylie Bladel, Austin, Tyler and Andrew Plummer, and Shelly Floyd. He also had angels in life; Ed, Karen and Victoria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Enid Joines; brother, Bob Joines; and great-grandson, Joey Hambright.
Dick was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. His gruff exterior hid a heart of gold. He will be remembered and loved forever.
A celebration of life will be held on his birthday, May 23, 2011. Memorial contributions can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon.