On April 27, 2018, Richard Tiki Raass, 75, of Nampa, Idaho was reunited with his wife, Paulette and grandson, Jacob Flores.
Richard was born on the Island of Tonga to Atelea “Lolo” and Vika Raass on April 7, 1943. His adventures moved him to Maui, where he met Paulette, and they were married and moved to Idaho to raise their family. His first job in Idaho was for the Nampa/Meridian Irrigation department, then he started working at IBP, which was taken over by Tyson. He retired from Tyson in January of 2009. Richard’s biggest passion was his garden. Sometimes known as Farmer Raass, every year he would work hard in his garden. When he wasn’t taking care of his garden, he was enjoying his second favorite thing to do, fishing.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Paulette; his grandson, Jacob; as well as his parents and siblings.
He is survived by his daughter, Anau and her 3 sons of California; his son, Jason Flores Raass (Rosa) of Meridian; daughter Loretta Raass (Patrick) of Caldwell; his grandchildren, Faith Flores of Meridian, Hope Flores of Sharon, PA, Jade Truong, Journey Avelino, Toni Avelino, Nia Avelino, Anthony Avelino all of Caldwell; and his great grandchild Jordan Perez; his brothers, Lolo (Line) Raass, Pila (Nauna) Raass, both of Caldwell; as well as many nephews and nieces.
A vigil service will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday, May 7, 2018 at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Nampa. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com