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Crist Mortuary & Mountain View Memorial Park

3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO

OBITUARY

Richard B. Ayers

May 21, 1940March 19, 2020

After valiantly battling a prolonged illness, Richard B. Ayers got his wish to pass peacefully at his home with his immediate family by his side on March 19th, 2020. He was born the eldest of five children on May 21st, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts. After his enlistment with the U.S. Army his careers included the Boulder Daily Camera, Beech Aircraft and owner of Ayers Painting before retiring from Rocky Flats. He enjoyed coaching Little League, working with his horse, reading and watching science fiction and quick draw. He was active in the community as a Mason and chaplain of the VFW. Surviving him are the love of his life for over 57 married years wife Linda (nee Bradford); three children: Brad Ayers, Candi Ayers and Connie (Eric) Weller; six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, one sister and two brothers. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Services

  • Private Memorial Services to be held at a later date

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Shelley Slinkard

March 26, 2020

Dear Linda, Brad, Candi, and Connie,
I remember my chats with Linda and Rick with donuts. You always made me feel welcome.
For any hurt I may have caused you, I am so sorry. You both will always be loved by me forever.
Brad, Candi, Connie, I love each of you.
I pray for God's peace upon each of you.

Caryn Grabow

March 23, 2020

Dear Ayers family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I am friends with Candi, and Brad, and I remember Mr. Ayers as always being so nice, very approachable, and easy to talk to.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family during this difficult time. ❤ 🙏❤

Nina Wells

March 23, 2020

My brother rick and I only reconnected a few years ago. Rick and his brother Frank enlisted in the army when I was still very young. I moved to California in 1966 and didn't see rick until a few years ago. When he was in high school he and Frank played the trumpet. I can still remember them arguing over a mouthpiece and rick somehow surviving going out the window of his upstairs bedroom and surviving. We became close and talked often. I will miss him and send my love to his family.

Lewis and Dianna Wagner

March 23, 2020

We are sorry about Rick's passing.
Rick and Linda have been our friends for
a number of years. We enjoyed our fishing trips
to Lake John and we will miss doing that. Our
visits in the mountains and chating on the phone.
Rick was a great friend and a true patriot. We
send our deepest condolences.
Rest in peace Rick

Kathie Nozot

March 23, 2020

Dear Father in Heaven,
Today I lift up Connie and all of her family. May your peace surround them and your comfort carry them as they grieve. May the memories they share draw them close together in spirit... even during this time of "social distancing."
In Jesus name,
Amen

Jennifer Cupich

March 23, 2020

Father,
We thank you for Richard's life and his devotion as a father and husband. We thank you that he raised your daughter, Connie in a way that glorified You. Thank you for all the sweet time and memories Connie and Richard shared together. I pray for Connie during this time. Give her peace and allow her to feel your presence. I also pray for all the family and friends of Richard. Help them come together, love one another, and share fond memories. We love You and praise you for Richard's life! Amen <3

Angela Hudson

March 23, 2020

Ayers Family,

I only met your husband/dad one time, but I feel like I know him through the heart of Connie. Thank you for raising a beautiful daughter who loves with her whole heart. Rejoicing with the family that you are well and whole in the arms of Jesus. My heart is with your hearts during this time of sorrow. I'm asking Jesus to give you each peace and comfort and love for each other during this time.

Angela

Connie Weller

March 23, 2020

Well Dad,

Words cannot express the level of sadness we are going through. But we know that you are no longer in pain and we are so grateful for that. I am sure that God welcomed you with open arms. You had a lifetime of good deeds and loved others as God wanted you to. If I could write a million pages about you they would turn into the greatest story. A story of a man that had a heart of gold. I never doubted how much you loved me and that is a gift I will treasure forever. I remember the time you and mom were teaching us how to be kind to each other. We all drew names and had to do nice stuff for that other person for a week. You had my name and did a lot for me. But the main thing I remember was that you placed a bouquet of flowers for me on my dresser. It made a young girl feel very special. I’d have to write a book to share all the memories you helped create for us. Camping, fishing, horseback riding, serving others, you coaching sports, bowling, all our family vacations, learning to paint from the greatest painter out there, working on cars, your love of reading/sci fi, and of course; watching you practice quick draw. These are just a few things, but I will treasure every moment that I got with you. Thank you for showing me what a real man is. You were the best Dad a girl could ever ask for!!! Your grandchildren will never forget you either. I love you more than you love me and I beat ya! My heart will always have something missing until we meet again.

Love, Connie

Teresa Tidmore

March 22, 2020

Rick was a wonderful person, always with smile and positive outlook. I met him later in my life thru my mother. I always enjoyed our conversations with him and Linda. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. RIP.

Brenda Hittle

March 22, 2020

Rick and Linda have been lifelong friends of our family. My parents used to go camping / fishing with them often and all us kids would play.
Us kids always got to sleep in the tent ⛺️ we had so much fun.
I have very fond memories of Rick , he enjoyed picking on me but honestly was the nicest man ever. He loved his family and friends so much.
He will be missed greatly.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Brenda (Mathis) Hittle

FROM THE FAMILY