Ricke Steven Olguin, age 69, passed away at home on June 28, 2020 in Huntsville, AL. His wife Lynn and cocker spaniel girls Shelby and Coco were by his side. He is survived by his wife Lynn, nephews Robby and Tyler Jensen, sister, Phyllis (Frank) Koskosky of Brooksville, FL and his brother David Olguin (Mara) of Fairfax, VA. He is also survived by best friends, Jeff, Cat, Harry (aka Harry P and the MGBT Growlers), Russell, his special neighbors Andrew, Marcy, Matt, Sophie, Sylas, and Jace. He is also survived by the best ex-girlfriends a guy could ever have, Beverly and Vivian. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Betty Olguin, Zoe, Petey and Duke.
He became a “Devil Dog” in the United States Marine Corps in August of 1969. Ricke retired in November 1998, as a Captain. His call sign was “Snake.” I am sure there are more stories out there somewhere. I do know of one or two.
Rick worked at Hughes Aircraft Company 1979 to June 1990 in the Missile Systems and Electro-Optical and Data Systems Groups and was still in the United States Marine Corps Active Reserve Component. Rick worked full-time and went to school in which he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics, Magna cum Laude in 1986 from California State Polytechnic University and earned his Master of Science in Physics in 1989 from the University of California.
Rick had an Avionics specialty career that spanned over 20 years. He served as an Avionics Officer in all tactical echelons of command including Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aircraft Group, Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack and Helicopter Lift and Attack Squadrons. Some of the units were MAG-42, MAG-41, MALS-46, MAG-46, VMFA-242, MAG-11, MALS-16 and MAG-16, VMFA-134 “Smoke” and VMGR-152. He moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1999 after taking a job at SAIC as a Principal Scientist working with the Utility Helicopter (PM-UH) Technical Management Division. He always said, “high speed low drag!” If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes; They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines. Ooh Rah Sweetie!
Rickeo is at Spry Funeral Home in Huntsville, AL. https://www.spryfuneralhomes.com/ There will be a graveside ceremony on July 8, 2020 at 11 am. Funeral will be taped and will be posted to his and my Facebook pages. If you served with him please share with others as well. Donations are welcome In Memory of Ricke Steven Olguin to the Gary Sinise Foundation. They have the highest program percentage of fund usage around 90%. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/
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