Richard Dale McPeek March 11, 1939 - April 12, 2017 Richard passed away April 12, 2017 at home after a long and courageous battle with leukemia and lymphoma. Richard was born March 11, 1939 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Bertha and Otis McPeek and one brother, William. He attended Grand Junction High School, where he was a good student and excelled in wrestling. He graduated from Mesa Junior College and Colorado State Teacher's College. He wrestled through college and returned to Grand Junction High School to become a physical education teacher. He became an assistant wrestling coach, head coach, and eventually a referee. He retired from teaching in 1993. He enjoyed the outdoors and worked for the US Forest Service for 20 years. He married Nancy Peach June 9, 1963 and had three children, Tammy (Wayne) Ostermiller, Grand Junction; Trish (Hank) Cigolle, Youngstown, OH, and Kevin (Kim) McPeek, Gilbert, AZ. Nancy passed away in 1984. He married Leota Sweetman in 1991 and gained another daughter, Elizabeth Miller, Santa Fe, NM. Richard has six grandchildren, Kyle, Curtis, Emily, Katie, Mason, Lily. Memorial service will be at First Christian Church, Thursday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Grand Mesa Land Trust, Colorado Discover Ability or Special Olympics Colorado.
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