Richard Earl Carmack

March 15, 1953February 18, 2021

Richard “Rick” Carmack, 67, of Fort Collins, passed away on February 18, 2021. Rick was born on March 13, 1953 in Loveland, Colorado. He was raised in Estes Park and Fort Collins.

Rick was a Marine during the Vietnam War when he met his wife-to-be, Cathy. He and Cathy married in an outdoor ceremony at Rotary Park in Casper, Wyoming on August 5, 1978. Together they raised their four children. His family was his greatest love.

Rick was a very kind person with a huge, loving heart. He was always willing and happy to help others, especially children.

Rick was a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years. He wouldn’t have been happy doing anything else. He became friends with his co-workers.

Rick passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2021; leaving us too soon, but with many cherished memories.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Fort Collins; sons, Jason and Benjamin, of Fort Collins; Robert (Sally) of Greeley; his daughter, Jennifer (Ian); and two grandchildren, Nicolas and Rhiannon, all of Fort Collins. Duke, Molly, and Honey. Three cousins, Susan Livingston and Becky Cleland of Kansas; and Tom Gibson of Littleton, Colorado.


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Nick Giehm

February 23, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Carmack family. Rick was good friend and always there for me. He is going to be deeply missed.

Rita Hirsch-Huband

February 22, 2021

Rick came to the Hirsch family thru a program that sent our family two Marines before there where headed off to war. It was a church program and they came on the holiday before deployment. Rick was the big brother that Rhonda and I never had. He was one of the last ones that came through what was called The Hirsch’s Home for wayward Marines. In total I think there we’re 77 young men to come thru our home. Rick and several others would come every weekend. I have so many memories of him. The one that stood out the most was when he crashed his motorcycle and had the worse case of road rash I’d ever seen. But no that did not stop him from riding. We were lucky enough to reconnect about 10 years ago and am very grateful for that. May you Rest In Peace. I will keep you and your family in my heart.

Rita Hirsch-Huband

Susan Livingston

February 22, 2021

Remembering my cousin Rick with fond memories.......what a good guy. He and his wife Cathy were so good to my mother and me, because that's who they are. Love you both, so much love to Cathy and family.

Rhonda Howard

February 22, 2021

I was lucky to meet Rick during his time in the USMC , he stayed with my family prior to his tour and when he returned. He was the big brother I didn't have. One of my favorite times with him was riding on the back of his bike going down Harbor Blvd by Disneyland and he would shout out to all the other Marines. To many stories to tell ....Rest well my big brother ❤️

george hart

February 22, 2021

Hey All, Remembering the seventies when we all had no major responsibilities but lived for the time. Great Old Memories will never ever be forgotten.
Love You All**** Hart

Living in Cal.

Tommy Sanchez

February 22, 2021

My deepest condolence to Cathy and Rob and the rest of Ricks family. Rick was a good friend and I will miss him .

Steve Vondy

February 21, 2021

Rick was a good and loyal friend i will miss him .so very sorry for your loss