Richard Roy Rollins passed away in his home on April 27, 2023 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Rick was a sixth-generation Humboldt County resident born February 14, 1965 in Garberville. He was related to early settlers of the Mattole Valley and surrounding areas.

Rick attended school in Fortuna and attained his GED in 1981. He met his wife, Kim, in 1987 and they later married in 1992. Together they had two children, Levi and Taylor, whom they raised in Honeydew until later buying a home in Carlotta in 2002.

Rick worked many jobs until he found his passion being a farm manager and master grower in the cannabis industry. This career later took him and his wife Kim on an adventure to Oklahoma for 13 months. He was a hard worker who rarely took a day off, even through chemotherapy and other health issues. Rick loved hunting, fishing, mounting biking, going to sporting events and spending time with family and friends at the beach cabin.

Rick is preceded in death by his father, Hollis Rollins Jr; grandparents Paul and Anne Smith, and Hollis and Mod Rollins; uncles Larry Smith and Bud Rollins.

Rick is survived by his wife, Kim Rollins; children, Levi Rollins and Taylor Rollins; mother, Jeanne Rollins; sister and brother-in-law Cindy Carter and Frank Carter; aunt and uncle Linda and Bill Franklin; and numerous step-siblings, half-siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is to be held on June 24, 2023 at 12 p.m. at the Mattole Grange: 36512 Mattole Rd, Petrolia. All family and friends are invited and welcome. This will be a potluck-style event and we would ask attendees to please bring a side dish or dessert if able.


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