Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Richard Leroy Tretheway\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tRichard Leroy Tretheway, age 92, passed away on July 23, 2017 in Springville.\n\nRichard was born February 4, 1925 in Centralia, Washington. He went to Canby Union High School in Oregon. At age 14, he drove the Canby ferry across the Willamett River when the driver was drunk. Thus began his career on the water. Dick went to the University of Oregon in Eugene. Towards the end of World War II, he joined the Army Air Force and when the war ended he finished college. \n\nIn 1946, Dick married Carol Harter. His five children were born while he attended South Western Law School. He opened a successful law practice in Southern California. When he was 47, he took a temporary leave of absence from his law firm because he had been told by his doctor that at the rate he was going, he may not make it to 50 years old. He bought Windwagon I and sailed as far as New Zealand with his 15-year-old son and other crew. He returned to his law practice, but after one year the seas called him back and so he built Windwagon II, a 65' ferro cement boat and set sail again, this time with his father, his daughter and three other crew. He made it as far as the Cook Islands, via Hawaii and Tahiti, where he confused lights from a bar with port lights. To this day, there are cement fragments of the boat resting on rocks in Rarotonga. \n\nWhen he came home again, he found the love of his life, Sandy Louise Shostrom. Together they built Windwagon III, a 68' ferro cement boat with an organ and freezer on board, and sailed as far as Bangkok. They eventually sailed back to the Big Island of Hawaii where they settled for 11 years. During those 11 years, Dick was baptized and they served on missions in Nigeria, Ireland, India and the Philippines. After the last mission, Dick opened another law firm in Hawaii.\n\nAs he did work for the church, Salt Lake City became aware of his expertise, especially in real estate, and he and Sandy were called to church service there. They settled on land this time, in Springville, which has been their home base ever since. In the first two years in Utah, they put over 24,000 miles on their RV, traveling to solve real estate problems for the church. But the water continued to call, so they bought a 38' power boat. For the next 18 years, their summer home was the Aquaholic, kept in Anacortes, Washington. Every year, from May to September, they would take the boat as far as Alaska and Canada, and ports in between.\n\nDick retired from practicing law at age 91. His last big adventures were just last year. He and Sandy took a cruise to Alaska, this time on a cruise ship, not the power boat, and then he and his daughter took a short cruise to Catalina where he did a 5-stage zip line.\n\nDick is survived by his wife, Sandra Louise Tretheway, seven children - Linda, Roxanne, Scott, Sean, Larry (Lynne), Gale (Tom) and Brian (Sandy) - 11 grandchilden and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Dana. \n\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27 at the Springville 7th Ward, 1785 E. 400 S. Springville, UT. There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.