Richard ‘Rick’ Williams
8-12-1952 ~ 1-26-2013
Richard ‘Rick’ Williams, 60, of Walsenburg, Colorado passed away January 26, 2013 after battling cancer for three years. Rick was born on August 12, 1952.
Waiting for him in Heaven are Grandparents Charles V. and Mary Ridge, James W. and Florabelle Williams, Aunt and Uncle Ruth (Bob) Lee; Aunt Lola Gleason; Cousin Marian Novatny. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Williams; Father, James H. Williams, brother, James M. Williams; sister, Judy Reiners; Brother-in-Law, Bill Reiners; nieces, Jamie (Jace) Kirkland and Keri Williams; Nephews, Mike (Brandi) Williams, Chris Reiners, Morgan Reiners; great-nephews, Tyler Williams, Austin LaPorte, Johnny LaPorte and Cash Kirkland; Aunt, Margie Figal; aunt and uncle, Richard and Betty Ridge; cousins, Jeanne (Ron) Wilkins and family, Jamie (Anthony) Gonzales, John (Barbara) Figal and family; Nancy (Alex) Brown and family; Steve (Cindy) Ridge and family; Bob (Vanda) Ridge and family and dear friends, Ruben Rodriquez, Larry Garbiso and Eileen Andreatta as well as by many other friends and relatives.
Rick was born in Pueblo, Colorado August 12, 1952. He lived on a farm at Apache for several years then moved to Walsenburg where he resided most of his life. Rick attended Walsenburg schools, graduating from WHS in 1970. He worked in the oil fields for a few years, returning to Walsenburg to work carpentry and construction. Rick spent his summers as a child in south Texas with grandparents. They would pick him up in May and bring him home in September.
Rick’s passions included reading westerns, drawing and wood burning. He loved to hunt arrowheads, fish and spend time with friends and family. Rick loved being independent and did things his way. He would often say, “I love the life I live and live the life I love”. Rick’s enjoyment for music was contagious. he loved Rock and Roll which brought him many hours of pleasure while providing comfort in many ways. Rick had a love for dogs and especially enjoyed the company of ‘Cisco Kid’ the family pet. Rick was an honest, caring, supportive, hard-working, loving, accepting, funny, protective, ornery, truthful, and sweet man.
He will be dearly missed by friends and family.
Memorial graveside services will be at a later date.
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