Richard Clay (Dick) Richmond (born June 12, 1932, in Trinidad, Colorado) passed peacefully at Vista Mesa Assisted Living Residences in Cortez, Colorado on September 6. A graduate of Trinidad State Junior College and Adams State College with majors in business administration and secondary education, he attended Washington State University to earn a Master's Degree in guidance and counseling. He served as a school guidance counselor in the San Luis Valley and also as the State Guidance Counselor for southern Colorado before acquiring certification in school administration from Western State College. Mr. Richmond moved to Dove Creek, Colorado, to become the Superintendent of Schools for Dolores County. Following retirement in 1987 after a 35-year career in public education, he worked as a ranger at Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep National Monument. Mr. Richmond was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and held V.F.W. and American Legion life memberships. Being civically inclined, he had served on county and municipal committees and boards including both the Dove Creek and Mancos town councils. A member of the Colorado Archaeological Society, he actively supported the Anasazi Heritage Center and the Cortez Cultural Center as well as community entities like Grace's and Hope's kitchens and For Pets Sake. Survivors include his son Paul Richmond, Bishop, California; former spouse Patricia Richmond, Dolores, Colorado; and his sister Jill Young, Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. Richmond had arranged for cremation and requested no services.
Published by The Journal on Sep. 10, 2021.