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Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO

OBITUARY

Richard Patrick Crist

January 28, 1945July 16, 2019
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CRIST, RICHARD PATRICK Born January 28, 1945 in Lebanon, Missouri and died on July 16, 2019 in Denver at the age of 74. Survived by his wife, Susan Gangell Crist; Sons Jon (Katie), Rick (Jessica), Josh (Lisa) and grandchildren Jack, Ella, Addison and Hannah. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Evelyn Crist of Denver.

Richard grew up in Denver and graduated from East High. He attended college at Colorado School of Mines and graduated in 1968, with a degree in Geophysical Engineering and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. His professional career lead him to work for both International and US-based oil and gas corporations. While working abroad in Sydney, Australia he attended Macquarie University. He was a member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He married Susan in 1972 and they were blessed to spend 47 years together, traveling the world and creating a beautiful life with their three sons. Richard was active with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life. An Eagle Scout himself, he volunteered with all three of his sons Scout activities - all three boys earned the rank of Eagle Scout, just like their father. He also loved coaching his son's baseball teams. Richard loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and an active member of SCI International. He obtained his private pilots license. He loved his Denver Broncos and was a fan of Texas A&M University, Baylor University and The University of Texas, his son's alma maters. Above all his professional accomplishments and achievements, he loved his family most. Being a father to his sons and a grandfather was his greatest joy in life.

Visitation and memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 21 at 1:00 pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary and Cemetery; 6601 South Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121 (303)771-3960. If preferred donations may be sent to the charity/foundation of your choice in his name.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan Gangell Crist, Wife
  • Jon (Katie) Crist, Son
  • Rick (Jessica) Crist, Son
  • Josh (Lisa) Crist, Son
  • Oscar and Evelyn Crist, Parents (deceased)
  • Mr. Crist also leaves his grandchildren Jack, Ella, Addison and Hannah to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, July 21, 2019

Memories

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Donna and Hank Smith

July 21, 2019

Dick has been a friend for over 60 years, including being Best Man at our wedding in 1965. He hunted at our ranch for several years attached is a photo of one the hunts.

Sue our hearts go out to you and family, you will remain in our prayers. We are here to help in the days ahead.

Lisa Ennis

July 20, 2019

Sue, Jon, Rick,Josh ,
Sending much love to all of you. Sorry I could not be there. The memories of your Dad go back many years when my Dad introduced your Dad to your Mom. My Mom always told me some wonderful stories about all of them...he was always a wonderful uncle to me and I will never forget him. He was a great man who lived life to the fullest. Thinking of all of you...❤️
Love, Lisa Ennis


RIC KOPP

July 19, 2019

Dick was a wonderful co-worker and supervisor, he was a great mentor and most of all my best friend for 40 good years

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