Col. Richard Alan Searfoss of Bear Valley Springs, 62, passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at 2 p.m., preceded by a viewing at 12:30 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita Drive, Tehachapi, CA.

Interment, with full military honors, will be held on Nov. 30, 2018, at the Air Force Academy, details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Rick's honor to The Manned Space Flight Foundation, www.spacecenter.org or the Air Force Aid Society, www.afas.org, to recognize Rick's love of his Air Force and NASA careers and his service to others.

A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Tehachapi News.

Wood Family Funeral Service was entrusted with his care. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.

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