Richard Wesley Christman

March 11, 1943June 10, 2021

Richard Wesley Christman passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Greeley, CO. He was 78 years old.

Richard was born on March 11, 1943 in Denver, CO to Mary Ann Ridenour Flechsig and Bernard Christman. He attended Washington University in St. Louis and served as a juvenile corrections officer before returning to Colorado to pursue a career in real estate. He was an avid skier and hunter and loved living in the mountains near Glenwood Springs. Later, he became a self-employed video store owner. Richard was a passionate lover of movies, and enjoyed collecting rare stamps. He loved all animals, particularly cats and dogs, and shared his home with both most of his life. He was a wonderful father to two daughters, and a dear friend to many. He had a witty sense of humor and could always be counted on for a laugh. He will be deeply missed.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Milton Flechsig. He is survived by his daughters, Abigail Christman (Steven) Hull and Laura (Steven) Zaccari; granddaughter, Clara Zaccari; and his beloved care staff, Jakob Philemon, Jennifer Edwards, Laura Stratford, and Lacey Bigler.

No services will be held at this time. The family intends to privately honor Richard’s life at a later date by returning his cremated remains to his favorite place on earth, Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs. Please visit to share a memory of Richard and to leave a message for his family.


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Jennifer Edwards

June 12, 2021

Boy oh boy where do I start you were an amazing man I love taking care of you day in and day out we tidy each other a lot of things I will miss our talks I will miss watching the Bronco games in Chicago PD with you And all of the other shows we used to watch I love you to the moon and back until we meet again RCI love you I love you You will always have a piece of my heart Until we meet again love your sexy red fire truck!!!!!