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Rick & Dana now live in Las Cruces New Mexico. Both grew up in the Los Angeles area and met in the late 1960s. They reunited in 1980 when both had moved to Northern California. They married in 1982.

In 1984, they left California for Southern Oregon, where they lived for 17 years. Rick worked for several data processing organizations; Dana tried her hand at Computer programming and real estate. During that time, we raised Theodore horses and collected old cars. In 2001, Rick accepted a job in El Paso Texas at the Airport where he stayed until he retired in 2012. We then moved back to ORegon to be close to family, but after 6 years, in 2018, we decided to go back to the desert and settled in Las Cruces, about 50 miles north of El Paso.

Rick's brother Jamie lives in Rossmoor California. Daughter Shaynee and husband Matt Stevens live in San Mateo California with their two children; son Darrin Lodge and wife Karen live in St. Helens, Oregon with their three boys.

Read more about our family on the family page.

Rick was the Network Systems Manager at the El Paso International Airport before he retired in 2012. Previously, he worked for Bear Creek Corporation, ComputerLand, Sabroso, and the City of Medford before the 10-year stint in El Paso. Now back in Oregon, he volunteers at the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Jackson County Genealogy Library. Rick belongs to 3 car clubs and the local Mac User Group. Lots of things to keep him busy in "retirement".

Dana is a free-lance writer specializing in nutrition and health. Dana's hobbies includes horses, interior decoration and gardening.

She's an avid Internet surfer and helps Rick stay up with technology. She also is very interested in health and nutrition and learns as much as she can.

We love our adoptive city of Las Cruces. The weather is nice most of the year, and it's far less hectic than El Paso. We enjoy e-mail, exploring the Internet, and buying and selling items online. Now that we're in Las Cruces, our first project was to move into a house and begin "customizing" it, which we both enjoy. We have a gorgeous view of the Organ Mountains out the back of our New Mexico style home and are on a quiet cul-de-sac with mostly retired people. It's very quiet and serene.

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All about Las Cruces Coming soon
Our Family Rick and Dana's pride and joy
Our Friends Then and Now
Model A Fords Rick's other pride and joy
Gallup to Puyallup Rick Drives his Model A to Puyallup Washington in July 2014
Old Gas Stations Lost but not forgotten - "Filling Stations" of the 20th Century
1946 Ford Fire Engine Renovation 2017-2018 for the Southern Oregon Historical Society
Girls Names in Songs A list of popular songs that have a girl's name in the title - compiled by Rick and his friends
Click for Las Cruces, New Mexico Forecast

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Last Update 02/22/2021
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