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Richard Lee Sebold Mumby

September 10, 1972July 2, 2019
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Richard Mumby passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 46 in Severance, Co. Rich was born in Grand Junction, Co on September 10, 1972 to Terri Sebold (Mumby). He graduated from Central High School in 1990 then earned a graphic design degree. He joined the US Navy in 1991 becoming a Corpsman and assigned with the Marine Corps. During this time, he was married and had a daughter, Braunwyn in 1995. He divorced and was discharged in 1999 where he returned to Colorado and broke out into the oilfield. On July 5, 2003 he married Shelby. They had 3 sons together, Tyreden in 2007, Tjorvi in 2012, and Triggvarr in 2013. He was a world traveler going wherever his work took him. He loved adventures with his family and was an amazing father. He was a true Viking, born in the wrong era as a lot of people would say. He was loyal, funny, smart, a hard worker and never met a person he didn’t get along with. He made an impression wherever he went. Rich was a one in a million. A celebration of life is scheduled for 1:00pm on July 14th at the Allnut Funeral Services, 2100 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80538. Following will be a small reception at the same location. A service will also be held on Friday, July 19th at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Grand Junction at 10:00am.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Inurnment Friday, July 19, 2019

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Lyndsie Clark

July 15, 2019

When I first met Rich (known to me as Hammar), it was at an Estrella War SCA event in Phoenix, AZ. He was covered in little blonde children, some his, some not, but he acted as a father (and jungle gym) to all of them. They were wrestling and climbing his much larger frame. Everybody was laughing. I will never forget the utter joy in his face: his smile which stretched so large, it made him squint. He was in a place he loved, surrounded by his clan. And he wanted to make sure everyone was as happy as he was.

Over the years, every time he would see me, he would give me the biggest hug accompanied by that infectious smile. He introduced me to his lady, a lovely soul with that same joy in her eyes. It was obvious how much he admired her and how proud he was of his family - both blood and chosen.

Never once did I see him fret or worry when a situation would go south. He just dug in his heels, rolled up his sleeves and got done whatever needed doing - all with a smile. He was an asset to the SCA: both to his local group and the surrounding groups. He was a fierce warrior. A stalwart friend. A hard-working father. A loving husband. A man whose large personality and joy of life will always be remembered, even though we will miss him. I will always endeavor to carry his joy with me, in his honor.

All my love and condolences to his family.
Lyndsie Clark (also known as Maria (Lana) Castelana)

Eddie Moore

July 14, 2019

It’s weird. It could of been another person but it was him. Even though we were not family I felt like a brother we argued and had some disagreements but in the end we were friends .I remember he told me that we were gonna throw the baseball with each other but that didn’t happen. And I remember that morning my parents told me that he passed away. It’s still hard hearing that in my head he is gone. But the truth is he is still there laughing with us crying with us he will always be there. Rich we miss you. -Eddie

Lindsay and Quinten Fuentes

July 14, 2019

I will never forget the times Rich came to help out with wrestling practice. He would slide the little kids from one end of the mat, to the other. They had the best belly laughs! But my favorite has to be the time he showed up in a tie dyed t-shirt and a sweat band around his head. He walked into the room with his chest puffed out and Quinten called him Richard Simmons..... Rich totally owned it! He had such a good sense of humor, he was such a good man.

Rick Mancuso

July 13, 2019

I met Rich at Nabors Drilling in the early 2000s , he was a good guy , one you'd want on your side . I saw him a few months ago , it was good to see him and his family ! Rich , I'll see you again my friend

Katherine Riley

July 10, 2019

Rich and Shelby were among the first people I met when my boyfriend (now husband) brought me into the SCA. This was in 2009. I became very attached to these wonderful people from the very first day, Rich was always so excited to show someone new how all of the aspects of the SCA worked and explain how the fighting goes. Their son Tyrdon is very close in age to my daughter Lexi and when we would bring her to events all the kids from the group had friends to play with. As the time went on we had all become great friends, in 2011 when we were planning our wedding, my husband and I were deciding on our bridesmaids and groomsman and Rich was the first one in our mutual group of friends that we didnt even have to discuss, it was a certainty that he would be a part of this as he was one of the few people constantly asking if we were ever going to get married...Rich loved seeing people happy and happy families. Shelby was our photographer, Rich was in the party and Tyrdon and Lexi entertained each other when they got bored (as 4 year olds do). After all of this and them eventually moving to Colorado and losing touch Rich would still message me on Facebook to see how everything was going and even when he was halfway around the world he was a shoulder to lean on in hard times. He was great with advice and a good ear when you needed to talk. I will miss his magnetism that just seemed to draw people to him. On a last but most important note, he gave the best hugs...those in the SCA know how important a great hug can be...

Carl shipman

July 10, 2019

Carl shipman

July 10, 2019

Rich was a great friend.

Jay Shipman

July 9, 2019

In Algeria in 2016, I met Rich while rigging up 828. Rich was there to commission a new top drive, he had two weeks before he was to begin his assignment. He really had nothing he had to do , but that wasn’t Rich’s way, he joined in working with crew members to help solve problems. It was a complicated rig up with lots of problems. Rich’s intelligence and knowledge was greatly needed appreciated. Rich was the one to solve the hard problems and gained everyone’s respect very quickly. On my last hitch Rich and I traveled together where we overnighted in France “ Rich said let’s me and you go catch a train and go see the Eiffel Tower we may never get to see it again. “ We did and had a great dinner and visit, we returned to hotel and went our separate ways. That was the last time I saw him. Rich was a good friend and will be missed by many. God Bless Mr. Rich.

Nathan Horne

July 8, 2019

I first saw Rich when I walked into a rig camp in Dongara, Western Australia back in 2015 , he was hard to miss as he was telling one of his many stories and had 10 blokes in absolute stitches. The next day I was introduced to Rich and within the first 5 minutes he had me laughing. I got spend a lot time with him over the next 2 weeks and there was never a dull moment or problem that could not be solved with him in the room.
After spending time with Rich there was one thing he always spoke about with absolute love and total pride in his voice, that was his family.
Rich will be greatly remembered by all who had the opportunity to cross paths with this fantastic father, husband and friend.

Steve Stretch

July 8, 2019

Working on the rig floor in the Sahara, in Algiers, Africa. We were waiting for some of the hands to bring some tools to the rig floor. I was getting upset over the delay. After some time, Rich got on his pretend radio, (he did a great impression of himself, and crew members, talking on a radio, that didn't exist) and was relaying to me, some ridiculous reasons, why the hands, we're not going to return, to the rig floor. Some of the reasons were, 1. They were in my office, eating my stash of snacks, 2. They had decided to wait for the next shift and let them handle it. 3. They've decided to immigrate to Colorado as a group, and have taken our wallets, etc, etc. I was laughing so hard, by the time they actually did return, I wasn't upset at all. He was huge source of positive energy. I was with him, when he found out about his brother, and he told me all of his best memories of him. We laughed and cried. Taken too soon, is true for both of them. My message to his kids, is hold your head up and remember your father with pride. He was a globe trekker, that was respected by every culture he encountered. He won them over with hard work, knowledge and a bigger than life personality. He spoke about you kids with pride and love. Do his example right, and know, your family was the most important thing in the world to him.

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