August 09, 1954 - March 12, 2012
RICHARD TINOCO VASQUEZ
Born: August 9, 1954 San Jose, California Died: March 12, 2012 Seattle, Washington.
RICHARD TINOCO VASQUEZ was born in San Jose and raised in the small town of Milpitas, CA. He was the fifth of seven children of parents Louise Tinoco Vasquez and Charles Nava Vasquez. Among the many accomplishments of.ljis lifetime was the founding of one of the first High School Chicano Teatros and being supporter of the United Farm Workers struggle. Richard took the artistic talents that he nurtured in high school and used these skills to create his beautiful home and his landscaping business.
Together he lived with his partner in life, Leif Herald, in Seattle, Washington. They met in March 1981 at Richard's house on Beacon Hill. Leif s artistic and passionate creative teaching style and love of horticulture was the catalyst that developed an intense Diego/Frida artistic talent which is expressed throughout the essence of their home. While living in San Jose, he went through San Jose Vocational Institute and eventually moved into a drafting job at Boeing in Renton, Washington for about 10 years. Then, meeting Leif they created Eden Simplified Landscaping for 25 years. Blessed by an incredible amount of well to do clients that instantly discovered their talents creating garden transitions throughout the local Seattle community.
When Richard moved to Seattle, he left behind a family that loved him very much. In Seattle, he found his Fremont family which brought him much love and support during the holidays and on special birthdays. His .love and spirit found a home forever in Seattle. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends and will always remain in their hearts.