Richard Lee Powers (Red) was called to his eternal home after passing peacefully from his residence in Hudson, Colorado on March 23, 2021. Richard was born on September 10, 1935 in Gary Indiana to Donald and Florence Powers. Richard was the third child born of four and was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and older brother.
Richard served in the 82nd Airborne as a Paratrooper in the US Army before meeting the love of his life, Elaine (Murray), in Crown Point, Indiana. Richard and Elaine got married on February 19, 1957. Richard worked as an IronWorker while they resided in Indiana. After moving to Colorado in May of 1962 they purchased property and built the home they raised their family in. Richard’s careers consisted of welding, printing, and was a USDA inspector. After retiring Richard and Elaine gained an interest in Game Birds. They started R&E Game Farm and raised wild game birds consisting of pheasants, chukars, quail, and an assortment of anything with feathers.
Richard loved being surrounded by his family and friends. Over the years, many great family traditions were established including hosting family holidays and events. You could always count on Richard spending time and teaching his children and grandchildren, how to care for animals, about their 4-H projects, and passing along his skills and knowledge. Richard enjoyed racing stock cars in his younger days then watching NASCAR in his later days along with other sporting events. Richard shared his knowledge and passion about hunting with his boys. Richard was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed but always remembered and loved.
Richard is survived by his wife Elaine Powers, younger brother Kenneth Powers; His two sons Robert (Brenda) Powers and David (Wendy) Powers and his daughter Donna (Lenny) Swarts; His 11 grandchildren Billi, Brandi, Nick, Mandy, Kristina, Kimberly, Samantha, Tiffany, Briana,Bryan and Jodi; His 22 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
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