Monte Weir " Raw Te" Hickman

Dec 12, 1952 – Jul 23, 2018

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                                                                          MONTE WEIR HICKMAN

                                                                                   (RAW TE)




Monte W. Hickman age 65 departed this life on Monday July 23, 2018. He was born in Washington,

DC.  He graduated from Woodward School in DC and joined a band in New York playing Guitar and singing.  He moved to Sierra Leone (FreeTown), West Africa where he was a co-star of a TV show called The Uncle Tamba Show.  He has lived in Dayton, OH, Oakland, CA and made his final home in Des Moines, WA. While in Dayton, he met his devoted Wife Deborah, also an Artist born in Washington, DC. They met working at Rikes Department Store and it was love at first site. They married and established Charm Enterprises in 1980 playing music in the Bay Area for 10 years. Monte was a musicians’ musician.  He loved the excitement of playing live music and everyone loved being around him as he was always smiling and bringing fun to any event!


Monte relocated his family to Des Moines, WA in 1988 with our Cousin Nolan Henderson who now lives in Canada. He spent years working at Pony Express and 12 years with his Barghausen Consulting Engineer Family in Tukwila, WA. He loved his Mariners and SeaHawks as his birthday is 12/12 truly being the 12th Man.  His song Guitar Cry 1 is number 12 on the Best of the Best of West CD presented by Rock The Blues.  He has worked with Rob Hursh 29 Live where his song Blues Dream was aired. He recorded Blu-Z Dream shortly afterwards. 


Monte is preceded in death by his parents Monte and Edna Hickman. He leaves to cherish his memory his Wife Deborah, Sons Steven E. Pegs and Leonard “LT” Pegs of Edmonds, WA along with 7 Grandchildren and 1 Great GrandSon.   Special memories with ALL his cousins “The Hill Family” of Washington, DC.  Brother and Sister in Laws Charles and Mariko Pegs of Los Angeles, CA. His special friends, Gary Draper, Frank Stainless Steel, both from Seattle, WA and  Darryl ” Z Funk” Fields, Las Vegas, NV.


 His love was laughter….and his Songs will play forever……….


We thank you in advance for all the love shown to our family. Feel free to comment on Bonney Watson Obit page. You may also send cards, gifts and flowers to the above address. If you are out of town and cannot attend this event, feel free to send something to read at the Ceremony on your behalf.

Let's give RawTe the celebration he to you all!




Sep 24, 2018

Hey Baby, we did it! Your celebration was exactly the way you wanted it. Your family and friends were there. Frank was awesome on his horn. Your Barghausen family represented! Madelyn prayer was soulful and unique and last but not least our Sons, Brother, Nieces and Best Friends came to see you off. Baby, I will be there with you one day, until then get things ready for me. Love you Always, Your Wife *****BabyDoll

Madelyn Drew
Kant , Wa
Sep 6, 2018

To Captain my Dad from Washington state you brightened up my life each and every day I came to see you I will cherish our time together your strength was amazing the chariots swung low and carried you home I will keep you forever in my heart all ways I love you and will miss you dearly..Until we meet again..

Rebecca Jones
Auburn, WA
Aug 26, 2018

I miss you so much Monte. I am so glad to have met you and Deb and was able to be there for you both. I will remember the good times and know that you are no longer in pain. Rest in peace.

Thank you so much for the Dragonflies Monte.

Corey Fike
Seattle, Wa
Aug 13, 2018

One of the most caring and compassionate individuals I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. From helping me buy my 1st guitar, to teaching me how to play it. You've always been more like a father than a friend. I love You!

Darryl “Z-FUNK” Fields
Las Vegas , NV
Aug 12, 2018

Rawte was a very special friend of mine, we met working at Pony Express in 95. I started a band called Z-Funk and after hearing Rawte play guitar,he soon joined the band! He was a pleasure to work it,at Pony and in my band! He was a very talented guy! And surly love Debra and his family! He will always have a special place in my life!! Rest in heavenly peace my musician friend.

Gary Draper
Seattle, WA
Aug 12, 2018

I've been friends with Monte and Deb for more than 20 years. Always thought the world of them both...and still do. Monte was a great person.and musician. I will miss him always. So glad I had the honor of having him for a friend over the years. Rest in peace my friend.

Des Moines, WA
Aug 10, 2018

Hey Baby,

I've got to be strong, now that were apart. Oh Boy won't you please come back and mend my broken heart. It took such a long time for me to forget the finally admit to myself that you weren't coming back. So I take it in stride and try to forget the past....forgetting your very 1st love is a wonder that always your BabyDoll

I am better knowing that you will no longer suffer AND THE LOVE AND SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS.....Thank you for your kind words.....

Hey Dave,

I forgot about ProInstall and our friend Terry Patton.

I thought we went to see the Ohio Players!!!!!!!!!:)

I will let you know personally regarding Celebration of Life which will be a party in hubby honor!!!

David Leuthy
Tukwila, WA
Aug 9, 2018

I worked with Monte at Pro-Install, and shared his love for music. He was a natural & taught me some licks on guitar and I learned to play a parts of couple of his original songs. He also taught me Maggot Brain by George Clinton, and gave me an appreciation for Funk. I remember going to see the Commodores with Raw-Te and Baby Doll, and had a great time (She told me I dance pretty good for a white boy)!

I regret that I haven't been in touch for quite a while, but cherish the memories formed during the years we were close.

The family is in my prayers.

Love from my family to yours,


Patty Stubenrauch
Cedar Rapids, IA
Aug 9, 2018

I worked with Monte at Barghausen. He was always smiling and laughing, and would tell me stories of what his day was like and who he had met along the way. He was a happy positive person. He shared his music with me and what his next plan was. He loved his boys and his grandchildren, but his "Baby Doll" was his life.

Deb - Monte will watch over you and the family and help you through this difficult time.

Deborah Hickman
Des Moines, WA
Aug 9, 2018

Hey Baby, As I look back on the time that we shared, the great of having just seems so sad...Now do you remember the things we used to say? I'll never leave you lover until my dying day. We shared so much love, how could we come to this? All I have left is the memory of your kiss....

Love, your BabyDoll.

Deborah Hickman
Des Moines, wa
Aug 8, 2018

HI Baby,

What am I going to do without you my Love? I miss you sooooo much....please show me the way!

Love, your BabyDoll

Cindy Schafer
Kent, WA
Aug 8, 2018

I worked with Monte and will never forget his quick smile and his amazing love for his wife and the boys. It was truly a pleasure to know him. I pray blessings and peace on all of his family, and know that each one has sweet memories to keep in their hearts.

Pamela D. Cunningham
Cheverly, MD
Aug 8, 2018

Monte was my first cousin. During his illness I would call and talk to him when he was up to it. I used to send him Seattle Sea Hawks items. He is gone, but will never be forgotten. He was dearly loved.

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