In memory of

Richard G. Foote, age 84 of Helena

July 3, 1933 – May 21, 2018


“Don’t let evil conquer you but conquer evil by doing good.” Roman 12:21

Richard “Dick” Foote went to be with the Lord May, 21, 2018, with all of his children and his brother, Bill, by his side, after a long battle of pulmonary fibrosis.

Dick was born in Harlem, Montana. Dick & Penny married November 6, 1982 in Elko, Nevada. He was a devout member of the Helena Nazarene Church. Dick loved being with family and friends. He enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and playing pinochle.

Dick and Penny enjoyed doing wood crafts together. Dick was honorably discharged from the United States Navy on October 4, 1956. Dick had many grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many. Dick was the best and most loved dad.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Penny Foote, and his son, Bob Dickinson.

Dick is survived by his children: Randy Foote, Ray Foote, Ross Foote, Tom Dickinson, and Debbie Watson; his brother, Bill Foote; and sister, Leona Cole.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 25th at the Helena Nazarene Church, 117 Valley Dr., with a potluck reception to follow the service at the church. Burial with military honors will follow the reception at 1:00 p.m. at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Harrison. Memorials are suggested to the Helena Nazarene Church. Please visit below to offer condolences or share a memory of Dick.


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  1. Linda Lanza says:

    Dick, you will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Thank you for your military service. Linda (Hockhalter) Lanza and family.

  2. Andrea Walker says:

    Heaven gained a precious son this week! So happy for Dick to be in the presence of our Lord and reunited with those he loved, but he will be sorely missed here. So grateful he graced our lives. He was an amazing man. Much love to his family!!!

  3. Carol Henderson says:

    I loved seeing Dick at pinochle every week. He was such a gracious player, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t a great and fierce player. He knew the game and knew hoe to win, but if he didn’t, there were never any hard feelings. I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone – to me, that makes him a “gentleman”.

  4. Theresa Harting says:

    Debbie and Tom, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I know he loved you guys as his own. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and all of your family. Love you guys.

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