OBITUARY

Richard Robert Williams

October 2, 1956February 27, 2019

Richard (Rick) R Williams, 62, of Longmont Colorado passed away peacefully Wednesday morning February 27th after a difficult battle with illness. Rick will be greatly missed and we are heartbroken at his departure but know he rests with Christ now. We will remember Rick and celebrate his life with a memorial service on Friday, March 8 at 2:00 PM at Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman Street, Longmont, Co 80501. Pastor Donnie Bennett will officiate. There will be a reception after the service at Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 South Sunset Street, Longmont, Co 80501. Rick was born in Detroit Michigan on October 2, 1956. He attended and graduated from public schools in Redford Township Michigan. He joined the Army in 1974. After boot camp he was stationed at Schofield Barracks in The 25th Infantry Division on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. There he met and married his wife Susette in 1975. Their son Matthew was born in 1977 on the island. Rick finished his tour of duty and they returned to Detroit in 1978 to be near his parents before relocating in Longmont Colorado. In 1979 their daughter Stacy was born. Rick worked at various places and ended up choosing a career at Rocky Flats in Colorado and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico where he fit in perfectly. Rick loved his family more than anything and had an endless desire to retire and be back with them full time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, sports, Harleys and most of all spending time with people. He valued and loved his many close and dedicated friends. Rick was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Williams. Rick is survived by his loving family, His beloved wife Susette, son Matthew (Lori) Williams, daughter Stacy (Zebulon) Atkins, sister Denise Hageman, mother in law Rachel, numerous brothers and sisters in-law, 9 grandchildren: Elijah, Haley, Zebulon, Jadon, Zoe, Aydan, Jacob, Mason, Logan and many nieces and nephews. Rick loved God and went to be with Him.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard Robert Williams

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Peggy Montoya

March 14, 2019

Ricks Family I am so sorry for your loss, May God bless you all

Rick was a great friend of mine, I met Rick at work in Los Alamos, when I first entered PF4 the first person i would see was Rick with a smile, this Man touched my heart, he was a great man, im going to miss him, even after he left, we stayed in touched, I was really hoping he would get better, I called him often and he would call or text me, he loved everyone. Rick my heart was broken when i heard you passed, I will hold on to your text messages, and remember what a great man you were, RIP my dear friend, you are not suffering anymore, God has you on a special place, and are walking the streets of heaven, you had a heart of gold..

Peggy Montoya - -

Amy Swapp

March 12, 2019

I met Rick during the time he was very sick. He was always kind, grateful and showed his faith in God. I’m sorry we didn’t cross the finish line, but we ran a good race! My love to your family.

Denise Hageman

March 12, 2019

There are so many memories instilled deep within my heart. A lifetime full.
My brother Rick had the gifts of love, laughter and kindness, which I remember most. He had a personality everyone loved.
He was more than special, he was my brother, my only sibling. My gift from God. Always so blessed to have him.
I will always cherish his strengths and spirituality forever.
May you rest in peace my precious little brother.
All my love,
Denise

Cari Zocco

March 11, 2019

Rick - we first started working together in CMR in Los Alamos. He would put on his green scrubs and being so tall, I nicknamed him Fiona (from Shrek)! We laughed about that all these years. Then when he moved to TA55 I didn't see him for many years. Later on, it became habit that Rick would sit in his truck in the parking lot, first thing in the morning, waiting for me to walk up the sidewalk so I could put his hair in a ponytail for him! This man was the salt of the earth. He was a good, good man and will be sorely missed around here at the lab. He always talked about his family, especially his grandchildren and loved them more than life itself. RIP my friend - God speed.

Rhonda Nielsen

March 8, 2019

I am sorry I couldn't attend today. I am sick and don't want to make anyone else get that way. I loved Rick and his sense of humor. I worked with Rick for many years and enjoyed his support, laugh, Harley's, etc. I will miss him deeply. Thoughts & prayers to his family. With Love Rhonda

TA 55 Foundry Team

March 8, 2019

Condolences to the family and friends of Rick.

Genia Gonzalez

March 7, 2019

Our deepest sorrow goes to you and the kids and all of the family. My prayers are that you can heal each other with the love you have for him.

Mike & Genia Gonzalez

Andrea Zancanella

March 7, 2019

As a child, I remember looking up at him and thinking he was the tallest guy in the world. Rick was a kind and gentle man. An amazing friend to me and my family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
God Bless,
Andrea Zancanella

Janet Richter

March 7, 2019

Rick hung out with my son, who is Rick also. They were close friends growing up. They spent alot if time together, even going in the army. I kept friends with his mom and dad. I'm so sad about the passing of a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Janet Richter

Rick Richter

March 7, 2019

Rick and l grew up together, went to Jr high, high school and went in the service together. In the army we had a lot of fun. Rick was a good buddy and I'm going to miss him. R.I.P love you brother

FROM THE FAMILY