American Field

Rick Anderson and Sharon Anderson

January 4, 1945—July 22, 2020; October 23, 1943—February 15, 2020
By Todd Schaaf | Jul 23, 2020
Sharon and Rick Anderson

The year 2020 has been a sad year for field trialing in the Pacific Northwest.

A great man died July 22, 2020, with his lovely wife Sharon passing the same year on February 15.

Rick Anderson, long a supporter of field trials at his ranch in Sunnyside, Wash., is survived by his daughter Amy (Bryan) Hogan, and missed by eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

As junior in high school, Sharon met a young man at the drinking fountain, Rick Anderson, the youngest son of a local rancher. Sharon and Rick married five years later in 1965.

Rick grew up on the family ranch. After high school, he attended Washington State University and graduated in 1967 with a degree in agriculture. He later owned and operated bis own cattle and dry land wheat ranch, and in 2000 was honored with the "Cattleman of the Year Award."  He enjoyed collecting cars, old and new, and all would say "lots of junk."

Rick was preceded in death by his wife Sharon and his sons Jeff and Eric.

The first trial held on the family’s Sulphur Creek Ranch was the National Chukar Championship in 1959. Rick was fourteen years old at the time. He had been around field trialing his entire adult life. He was a great supporter of the sport while never having a dog in the game.

He opened up his several thousand acre ranch to allow the following trails to be run on his there: National Chukar Championship, Pacific Coast Championships, National Amateur Chukar All-Age and Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championships; Oregon Open Shooting Dog Championship, Region 10 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship; ACK Gun Dog National Championship, AKC Pointer National Championship, AKC Setter National Championship, AKC German Wirehaired Pointer National Championship; Region 10 NGSPA Championship, and numerous AKC weekend trials.

May they rest in peace.

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