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In Memory of

Richard Owen Self

October 23, 1934 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Richard Owen Self, age 82 of Oviedo, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He was born October 23, 1934 in Genoa, Colorado.



Dick grew up in Genoa with his mom, dad, brother and four sisters on the family dairy farm. He graduated from Genoa High School in 1952. He attended Graceland College for two years; then earned his undergraduate degree from Central Missouri State University and Master’s degree from Kent State University.



Before retiring in 1986, Dick was a long time high school physical education and health teacher and sports coach. He...

Richard Owen Self, age 82 of Oviedo, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He was born October 23, 1934 in Genoa, Colorado.



Dick grew up in Genoa with his mom, dad, brother and four sisters on the family dairy farm. He graduated from Genoa High School in 1952. He attended Graceland College for two years; then earned his undergraduate degree from Central Missouri State University and Master’s degree from Kent State University.



Before retiring in 1986, Dick was a long time high school physical education and health teacher and sports coach. He spent his early teaching career in Stewartsville, Missouri and Raytown, Missouri. For the remainder of his career, he taught and coached in the state of Ohio, where he and Gael raised their four children. They retired to Florida in 1996.



In addition to his love of teaching, he was actively involved in ministry in the Community of Christ church.





He is survived by his wife Gael; sons, Brad Self and Steven Henson (Missy); daughters, Suzanne Self Miller (Eric) and Christina Self Stansbury (Adam); sisters, Jean Self Brandt, Cleo Self Olson (Jerry) and Carol Self Anderson (Ken); six grandchildren, Katelin, Kendra, Danielle, Lauren, Colin and Evan; and one great-grandchild, Runa.



He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Self, mother, Ruth Bruch Self, brother, Walter Self, and sister Marge Self Matsen.



A memorial service will be held at Community of Christ, 1006 Clay Street, Winter Park, Florida, on Saturday, January 7, 2017.



Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd., Oviedo, Florida 32765. 407-366-8999. Please view and sign the guestbook at www.baldwinfairchildoviedo.com