Richard Ryan

November 2, 1940September 27, 2020

Estes Park resident, Dick Ryan, 79, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 27, 2020 surrounded by his family. Richard Junior Ryan was born November 2, 1940 in Bloomfield, Iowa to Lawrence Ryan and Leta (Oliver) Lobato. Dick moved to the Brighton, CO area with his family when he was 9 years old and graduated from Brighton High School. He joined the United States Army on January 31, 1961 in Denver, Colorado and then married Jane Dahlinger on January 1, 1965 in Brighton, CO. Dick continued to serve his country throughout his 34 year Military Career. After his retirement, Dick and Jane spent a few years traveling, RVing and being Camp Hosts in Colorado, Nevada and Arizona before settling in Estes Park in 1996. They continued to be “Snow Birds” in Arizona and drove shuttle buses in Rocky Mountain National Park during the summers. Dick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Ryan of Estes Park; son, Rick (Suzi) Ryan of Moorcroft, WY; daughters, Shelli (Darren) Thompson and Conni (Dan) Bain, both of Thornton, CO; brother, Bob (Nellie) Ryan of Johnstown, CO; sisters, Vicki Brady of Milliken, CO and Kala (Lloyd) McConnell of Greeley, CO and brother-in-law, John Goodrick of Platteville, CO; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by both parents; daughter Barbara Jean Livingston and sister, Judi Goodrick. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2:00pm at the family cabin. In lieu of flower the family askes contributions be made to Hospice of the Estes Valley, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.


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JoAnne Dorsey

September 30, 2020

It is so sad to lose a great friend like Dick. Many great memories of a wonderful husband, best Dad, and a proud grandpa. My condolences to Jane, and the whole family. He will be missed! Love, JoAnne

Steve Young

September 29, 2020

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Ryan's 34 years of service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO


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