Richard Henry Vallejo, 81, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away on January 12, 2023. He entered this world in August of 1941. Richard was born the youngest of 9 children to Blas Vallejo and Maria Rivera. Richard is preceded in death by his brothers William Jimenez, Daniel Vallejo, Frank Vallejo and sister Josephine Jimenez.
Richard served as a Specialist in the Army stationed in Germany from 1967 to 1969, He received a Commendation Medal upon discharge. Upon his return to the states after service Richard obtained an advanced law degree from Oklahoma City University, graduating in 1971. He worked predominantly as a private practice lawyer in the greater Oklahoma City area until his retirement in 2010. Over his career, he worked in many capacities including serving on the Human Rights Commission and as a Judge for the Sac & Fox Nation. Richard had a great sense of humor, enjoyed good rock and soul music and absolutely adored his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard loved his extended family and was loved by so many and was so very blessed! May he rest in peace.
Richard is survived by his daughter Teresa Bentley (Russel Bentley); sons Vincent (Christy Lam) and Dustin Vallejo; sisters Rosie Vallejo, Ruby Vallejo Rice and Angela Vallejo Smith (John Smith); brother David Vallejo (Ramona Austin Vallejo); nieces Sandee Magerus, Pam and Cynthia Jimenez, Danna Franklin, Geri Dale North, Glenda Belamy, Amber Jones, Deanne Jones, Mary Helen Lee, Lee Anna Lee, Lisa Vallejo, Theresa Horning, Michele Guinn, Leslie Guinn, Pattie Dianne Vallejo, Christine Vallejo; nephews Steve Wilkerson, Val Gene Lee, Tony Vallejo, Robert Vallejo. Grandchildren Catherine Vallejo, Isabella Vallejo, Sophia Vallejo; Great grandchildren Josh Pawpa, Tae Pawpa, Alexis Pawpa, Nathanael Vallejo, Marisa Vallejo.