Richard Enstad, a loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend, passed away on December 15, 2023, at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage, CA. Born on January 15, 1972 in San Bernardino, CA, Richard was a gentle and kind soul who touched the lives of many with his warm smile and caring nature.
Richard began his journey through life with a strong educational foundation, graduating from San Gorgonio High School. He then embarked on a successful career path, spending six years at San Manuel Indian Bingo and an impressive 26 years at Costco. Throughout his professional endeavors, Richard made lasting connections and left a positive impact on all those he encountered.
Beyond his career achievements, Richard had an adventurous spirit that led him to his beloved motorcycles. He cherished every opportunity to go for a ride and feel the wind. Riding provided him with a sense of freedom. Richard's passion for motorcycles was only eclipsed by his love for his family.
Family always held a special place in Richard's heart. Despite the demands of everyday life, he made it a priority to maintain daily contact with his loved ones through phone calls and text messages. He deeply cherished these conversations as they allowed him to stay connected and ensure the happiness and well-being of everyone he cared about.
Richard was preceded in death by his loving parents, Richard Henry Enstad and Sharon Ann Enstad. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will forever be treasured by those who survive him. Among them are his twin brother Ryan Enstad; his sister Susan Morris and her husband Rick Morris; Ryan's wife Lita Enstad; nieces Bryanna Enstad and Katelynn Enstad; Ashley Morris; Jacob Enstad - Richard's beloved son; and Andrea Enstad - Richard's former wife.
As we remember Richard, we celebrate his life and the impact he had on those around him. His gentle and patient nature served as an inspiration to all who knew him. Richard's presence always brought joy, warmth, and a sense of comfort to any room he entered. He possessed an innate ability to make others feel seen, heard, and appreciated.
Richard's joyful spirit was infectious, and his love for life shone through in every interaction. He had a genuine interest in the well-being of others and dedicated himself to fostering happiness within his family and community.
The memories we have of Richard will forever be engraved in our hearts. From his adventures on his beloved motorcycles to sharing laughs over a pint of Guinness, Richard's zest for life was contagious. His resilience in the face of challenges and his unwavering positivity serve as a testament to the strength of his character.
Though he may no longer be physically present, Richard Enstad will forever remain an integral part of our lives. In our grief, we find solace in knowing that he is at peace, riding through endless roads surrounded by eternal serenity.
In honoring Richard's memory, let us carry forward his legacy of love and kindness. Let us approach each day with warmth in our hearts and strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others, just as Richard did. He would want nothing more than for us to find joy in each other's company and cherish the time we have together.
Today, as we say our final goodbyes to this exceptional individual who touched our lives so deeply, let us remember that although his physical presence may be gone, his spirit will forever live on within us. Richard Enstad will always be remembered for his unwavering love, genuine kindness, and radiant smile.
May you rest in eternal peace, dear Richard Enstad - a remarkable soul who made the world a better place with every breath you took.
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