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October 17th, 2019

rick terceroRichardo "Rick" A. Tercero, 45, died Tuesday July 2, 2019 in a work accident in Seward County. 

He was born Oct. 11, 1973 to Bertha (Alvidrez) Torres in Alpine, Texas.

He married Jessica Pahl Nov. 5, 2011 in Guymon, Okla. She survives. 

He graduated from Seminole High School in Seminole, Texas with the Class of 1992. 

In 1993 he enlisted into the U. S. Marine Corps, where he received many awards and was honorably discharged in 1997. 

He worked as an oil pumper for Merrit Energy Services. 

He enjoyed building guns, the outdoors, watching his favorite sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Rangers. 

He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.

Survivors also include his mother; four daughters: Madison Tercero, Amarillo, Texas, Mia Tercero, Midland, Texas, Mykenzie Tercero, Liberal, and Mykayla Tercero, Liberal; sisters, Brenda Chavez, Seminole, Texas, and Estella Torres, Seminole, Texas; four brothers: Albert Tercero, Midland, Texas, Frank Tercero, Midland, Texas, Armando Alvidrez, Midland, Texas, and Jesse Torres, Seminole, Texas; and grandmother, Pabla Alvidrez, Seminole, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Epifino Alvidrez.

• Funeral Mass will took place Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at St. Agnes Cemetery near Pretty Prairie. 

Memorials are suggested to the Tercero Children's Education Fund in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826. 

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