Richard “Rich” Caprara, 84, passed away on November 22, 2019. Rich was born on September 3, 1935 to Frank Caprara and Myrtle Henderson. They lived in Buxton and he attended Ramsay School, and then they moved to Wise River until he was in 7th grade. The family then moved to Butte, where Rich attended Greeley and graduated from Butte High School. Rich first worked at Henry’s Gas Station in Nissler, followed by Skyline Truck Stop. He then worked for Butte City Lines, Luigi’s, Intermountain Lines, and retired from Rimrock Stages.
Rich enjoyed camping with the children and bowling. He danced with his wife every weekend at the Eagles and he was the Father of the Year.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Frank “Bud” Caprara and sister Marion Caprara.
He leaves behind his wife Linda and children Tammy (Joe) Schelin, Deb (Bud) Dinius, and Kriss (Cassie) Caprara, grandchildren Darla (Josh) Oscarson, Cody (Veronica) Schelin, Brandon Schelin and Jessie Carr, Laci Fox, Keaton (Tara) Caprara, Kaedon Caprara, Kassidy Caprara, and Kiley Caprara, 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his companion, the family dog “Baby Girl”.
Special thanks to Senior Solutions and it’s nurses, Deacon Dan McGrath, and all of Rich’s friends and family for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rich’s name to Senior Solutions Hospice or The Cancer Center at St. James Hospital.
A Celebration of Life will be held November 30th at 2pm in the event room at Star Lanes, 4601 Harrison Ave.
Please see below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Rich. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Rich and his family.