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Richard L. “Dick” Meyer

By From page A2 | May 30, 2014

Richard Meyer

Jan. 9, 1935 — May 25, 2014

Richard L. “Dick” Meyer, 79, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by son, Mark; and brothers, Leonard “Bud” and Robert “Bob.” He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Shirley; sons, Steve (Raffaela) and Jon (Wendy); grandchildren, Marissa, Courtney, Sarah and Joseph; and brothers, Kenneth (Katie), Jerry (Marilyn) and Dave.

Dick joined the Navy Sonar Team after graduating from High school. After serving his country honorably, he went to college and studied electronics. He started in Aerospace in 1960, and continued with McDonnell Douglas for 37 years in the Saturn, Skylab and Delta programs. He was recognized by NASA for his contribution to the Skylab program and received a personal award for professional excellence. He loved the adventure of the Aerospace program and what it did for his country by putting a man on the moon, the benefits it created in the home, medical and business world and employed thousands of people.

After Dick retired, he enjoyed traveling to different parts of the country and went on a special trip to Switzerland and Italy to celebrate his 50th anniversary with Shirley. He loved to hunt, fish, putter in his yard, watch the Broncos and Thunderwolves football games, play pinochle with longtime friends and working on his favorite hobby, genealogy, which he presented as a program of seven generations of the Meyers at the Meyer Reunion. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm for life, his wittiness and his smile that so many people loved.

A special heartfelt thanks goes to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for making Dick’s last days of life so comforting with their tender hands and voices to help him get through the pain from the cancer that had overtaken his body. Also, many thanks for the special family and friends who prayed for him, including his church family at Family Worship Center. Cremation will be at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. His ashes will eventually be put with his wife’s ashes and then with their son, Mark. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, May 30, at Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd. Online condolences can be made at MontgomerySteward.com.

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