Richard "Dick" Keith Kimsey

January 4, 1953October 25, 2012
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Richard “Dick” Kimsey, Jr., 59, of Greeley, died Thursday October 25, 2012, following an accident near La Salle. Rich was born on January 4, 1953 in Greeley to Richard Keith Kimsey, Sr. and Katherine Kay (Jones) Kimsey. He was called “Butch” by his family as a child.

He was reared and educated in Greeley, graduating from Greeley West High School in 1971. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. After four years of service he was honorably discharged and returned to Greeley. He was a member of the National Guard from 1984 – 1994. He attended Aims Community College and earned an associate’s degree.

Rich married Tracy Tucker on April 7, 1984 at the First Christian Church in Loveland, where they became members after their marriage. He attended the First Christian Church in Greeley, as a child. They belonged to the Larimer County Foster Parent Association.

Rich loved to play pool on Friday nights with some good friends. He was a devoted husband, father, and foster parent. He and his wife have fostered many young people through the years. He was a commercial driver for most of his life. He loved their animals, which included their Bloodhounds, Barney and Annabelle; their Burmese Mountain Dog, Brutus; their cat, Smokey; their burros, Eeyore and Odie; and their green winged macaw, Johnetta. Above all was his love for his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy; four daughters, Ruth Kimsey and Susan Johnson, both of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Beth Kimsey of Denver, and Larissa Gourd of Fort Collins; a son, Guy Kimsey (fiancée Pamela Walters of Denver) of Westminister; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Darlene and Olin Tucker of Loveland; two sisters, Betty Kay (Chuck) Park of Fort Collins and Jackie (Wayne) Dorn of Greeley and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Cremation. Military Honors will be rendered by Pioneer Post No. 2121, V.F.W.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett, Colorado or For-Ever Home Bloodhound Sanctuary in Doyline, Lousiana, both in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Richard "Dick" Keith Kimsey

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Tina Cerda

November 3, 2012

Tracey, I worked with Richard at aaprevious employer. He was a very hard worker and got to know him. I heard alot great stories about the loved animals you both have and about the foster children. Richard kept in touch with me this past year and want you to know he'll be deeply missed. He's in my thoughts and prayers. Tracey I am so sorry for your loss and sending you many blessings your way. Its sadden and but he's resting now.

Linda Evoniuk

November 2, 2012

Tracy, I am so very sorry that you have lost Rich. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficlut time.
Linda & Joey Evoniuk

Justen Willis

November 1, 2012


The things never said in life are always the things we regret once our chance to say them to you is gonna. I wanted to tell you that you were a very big influential part of my life over this last year. I have some very fond memories of you that i will always hold close to my heart. I will never forget our conversation that we had in the break room at CSL while you were waiting for Tracy. We were talking about marriage and love, you asked me if i had thought about marrying Lauren?. I said ive thought about it a few times but never really planned for it. You told me to close my eyes and to try to picture a moment where i cant see her in my life... That very day I went to the jewelry store that day and proposed to Lauren...

I am going to miss you very much Rich, I am very blessed to have had you in my life!

Bob & Jo Sinden

October 31, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tracy and your family. We are so sorry for your lost.

Sue (Gabris) & Jeff Helfrich

October 31, 2012

Tracy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the many wonderful memories help through this very difficult time.

June Ulrich

October 30, 2012

Tracey - I live on the corner where this terrible accident occurred. When I heard a name I wondered if it was your husband. You & I worked together at the GMC back in the 80's - I was so shocked and saddened for your loss. I remember your stories of fostering & adopting children - God's blessing to you & Dick. You and your family are in my prayers. June Ulrich (LaSalle)

Tracy Hettinger

October 30, 2012

I will always remember my Uncle Butch as being the one who gave me rides on his motorcycle when I was a little girl. On my birthday every year he would always bring me my favorite record!! Those are wonderful memories!!! Rest in peace Butch!!!

Tracy Hettinger

October 30, 2012

My Uncle Butch will always be in my heart for being the one that picked me up and gave me rides on his motorcycle when I was little girl. It became a tradition when I was little that on my birthday every year he would bring me my favorite record. Thanks for the memories!!! Rest in peace Butch!

janelle stein

October 30, 2012

The last time i saw you both i was stuffing you full of carrot cake pancakes.... you both made my nights that much more enjoyable. Such an amzing love you shared with eachother your animals and everyone you both were in touch with....I would like to open my arms and heart to you Tracy I have been thinking about you everyday...both of you were two of the most amazing kind hearted people I know. Seeing the two of you and giving me two amazing hearts and shoulders to lean on and talk to gave me a lot of guidance as a single mother. When the two of you would come see me at work it made the nights so much better. I am here if you need anything house work, a shoulder to cry on, dinner a friend anything you need I am here. Keeping both of you in my prayers.

October 29, 2012

I first met Dick in jr high school when I lived in Geeley. He continued to be a great friend from then on. Although I later years we did not keep in touch, I will always remember him as my big brother with a heart of gold. Tracy, my thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Renee (Bucklen) and Phil Lindgren