Cover photo for Richard "Dick" Charles Law's Obituary

Richard "Dick" Charles Law

January 7, 1931 — February 2, 2024

Roseville, California

Richard "Dick" Charles Law


Richard C. (Dick) Law, a cherished member of his community, passed away on February 2, 2024, at the age of 93, in Roseville, California. He was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, on January 7, 1931, to David H. Law III and Janice May.

Dick attended El Segundo High School graduating with the class of 1941.  After high school Dick attended Pierce Junior College where he began his career in the livestock industry.  Dick joined the Air Force in 1950 where he served his country for three years.  After his discharge from the Air Force Dick continued his education at Fresno State University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science.

While at Fresno, Dick met the love of his life Norma (Bam) Giffin and on September 1, 1956 they were married.  Dick and Bam made their home in Orange County, CA and it was there, in 1963, that Dick embarked on a career with the California Department of Food & Agriculture. He served as a State Brand Inspector for the Orange County area until he relocated to Roseville in 1968.  Dick was a dedicated Brand Inspector and served the Placer/Nevada Region until his retirement from the state in 1992, completing 31 years of service with the CDFA.  Dick also served as an officer with the Placer County Sheriffs Reserves.

Throughout his life, Dick made service to his community a priority.  He was a 4-H parent and was actively involved as project leader and fair volunteer.  He was an active member of Sons in Retirement (SIRS Branch 98), he was a Mason, and an active member of Roseville Elks lodge 2248 where he held the honor of being an Exalted Ruler among other officer positions.  He was an active member of his church, sang in the choir and volunteered for any functions the church may have needed him for. 

Dick was an avid golfer, he enjoyed showing cattle with his daughters, singing, and RV traveling. Upon retirement, he and Bam traveled the world to see places on their “bucket list”.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Norma (Bam) Law, his mother, Janice, and brothers Robert Kay and Dr. David Hillis Law IV. 

Dick is survived by his daughters Gale Rickert (Ross J.B.) Summerville, SC, Cynthia Pettitt (Bob) Sloughhouse, CA.

Dick will leave behind a legacy of service, dedication to God, his community and his family. His passion for life will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

Those who wish to make a donation in honor of Dick's may do so to The California-Hawaii Elks Association Purple Pig Project.

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Past Services


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Pacific time)

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr,, Rocklin, CA 95677

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 15, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

Military Honors to begin promptly at 1:00 at the Pavillion.

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, February 15, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Centerpoint Community Church

515 Sunrise Ave, Roseville, CA 95661

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