Richard D. Rees |

Richard D. Rees

Richard Dale Rees, 69, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his home. He was born on April 14, 1937, in Longmont, the son of Wayne S. and Viola R. Hoff Rees.Dick graduated from Aspen High School in 1955 and then attended the University of Colorado for two years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1960 and served in the Army Security Agency in Germany. Dick was employed as an electronics programmer for IBM in Boulder. He was an avid reader of scientific and historical literature, and science fiction novels. He loved jazz and classical music, his flower gardens, and his lifelong hobby of building model trains. Dick’s family and friends will miss his clever sense of humor and quick wit.He is survived by his brother, Charles (Sylva) Rees of Clifton; sisters Ruth Rees of New Orleans; Lucille (Roger) Mead of Grand Junction; nieces and nephews Peggy (John) Dickerson, Kathy (Gary) Baker, Darell Rees, Karen Mead; cousins, Eileen Green, Glen (Donna) and Bill (Nelda) Sipe of Longmont; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont. A visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction. Memorials may be given to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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