He was 93 years old and died due to complications of pneumonia.
Richard was born to Thomas W. and Corinne Peryam on July 27, 1920 in Encampment, Wyo., on the ranch homesteaded by his grandparents, W.T. and Alice Peryam.
Richard is survived by Ruth, his wife of nearly 69 years; his children Thomas (Joyce) Peryam and Patti Chivvis; his grandchildren, Matthew (Angela) Chivvis and Richard (Valentina) Chivvis; and his great-grandchilren, Liam Chivvis, Addy Chivvis and Robert Chivvis.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Corinne, and his sister, Emblin Shotts.
A memorial service in his honor will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Goliad on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m.