OBITUARY

Richard Leland Rooney

September 23, 1947March 26, 2021

Richard Rooney, 73, passed away on Friday March 23rd, 2021 in Colorado Springs, CO. Survived by brother, Michael Rooney (Phoenix, AZ) & sister, Patty Tompkins (Pueblo, CO). Richard was born & grew up in Pueblo, CO, graduated from East High School, enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam era & later received a BS in Industrial Arts & another in Natural Resource Management / Geography from the University of WY. Over the years he lived & worked in various places that included Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Somalia (East Africa), Arizona, Nevada & Washington. His occupations included: building/lumber yard sales, sporting goods manager, steel cutting supervisor, home remodeling, equipment & machine operator, sales, container transports repair operator & supervisor, logistics specialists, 2 years for the University of Wyoming in Somalia (East Africa) as a general service & logistics specialist, a general contractor, cement factory mill operator / lab technician & a GIS Analysis / Cerographic Technician in AZ, NV & WA. His last employer before he retired was the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Water was the place of happiness & he spent much of his life enjoying fishing, kayaking, hunting & camping - in general, the great outdoors. He caught a Blue Marlin while on vacation in Mazatlan Mexico, sent it to a taxidermist & had it on display in his home in Electric City. Richard will be laid to rest in Pueblo, CO at Imperial Gardens. Visit the website: TGMcarthy.com to leave your condolences

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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