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Richard Foreman


HOUSTON | Richard R. “Rick” Foreman, 70, died April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday, at the Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston after a lengthy bout with medical issues.

He was born in Deadwood, S.D., to Robert J. and Yvonne C. (Martin) Foreman on Dec. 3, 1947.

Rick had a goal at a very young age to become a certified public accountant and travel the world. He accomplished his goal by first graduating from Deadwood High School in 1965 and went on to get a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Dakota in 1969 and much hard work through the years. Rick was always known to say; “Make Your Move And Don’t Look Back”. He traveled back to Deadwood from Texas, New Orleans or where ever he was, when it was the Days of 76 time of the year, just to play a couple of concerts and walk 3 miles in the parade until he was no longer physically able to. But he would still come back and play a couple of the concerts. He always had a love for fishing and water.

In 1979, Rick Co-founded Cal Dive Inc., in 1997, he founded Odyssea Marine Inc. Rick served as President, COO, and CFO of Offshore Pipelines Inc., and CFO for J Ray McDermott. He was also Advisory Services for J. Ray Mc Dermott, Con-Dive LLC, and Helix Energy Solutions. Rick conducted Business in over 27 foreign countries.

At the time of his death, he was a Special Advisor for Ranger Offshore Inc.

He is survived by his mother, Yvonne C. Foreman, Deadwood, S.D.; his sister, Kristine Foreman, Deadwood, S.D.; a special family friend, Kern Otteson and a multitude of friends.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and a close childhood friend, Randy Karns.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Martin Mason Hotel Ballroom in Deadwood, followed by inurnment of his ashes at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Northern Hills Community Band.

Friends may sign his online guest register at

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