• Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery
    Thornton, CO
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Richard George Waken 1929 - 2013
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Monday, January 12, 2015
It's been over a year now that you've been gone papa. I miss you everyday of my life. Now our sweet little Jesse your doggers will be joining you soon. Please take care of her for us. I love you so much. Jody
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Deepest sympathy to all of his family. I know it is a tremendous loss to everyone. We all will miss him until we meet again.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
In remembrance of the most wonderful Father-In-Law anyone could ask for. Thank you so much for letting me be part of your family. We have had so much fun over the past 30 years. I will love and will miss you always. Give Grandma a hug and kiss from me. Love you Grumpy.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, please know I am thinking of you.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
"You have a peace symbol on your bag? And your necklace? That means you're a hippie." - Grandpa Waken

I will always treasure the banter between Grandpa and I. I will always remember how proud he was of me when I was learning Arabic and went to Egypt and how he wanted me to ask my professor if he knew what "moshdoob" meant. I will miss seeing him every week but he will never be forgotten. I hope we made you proud Grandpa! I was certainly proud to be your granddaughter. Rest in peace and I hope you're making a ton of jokes with Grandma!
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Our sympathy and prayers are with you. He is no longer in pain and is with his beloved wife and others who have gone before him. United again with his Heavenly Father.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
So sorry for your loss. your all in my thoughts and prayers.
Friday, December 20, 2013
My dad was the best. I will miss him everyday of my life. I will so miss our Christmas Eves together and the ways that he would crinkle his eyes. He taught us about family. He is together again with Mama. Rest in peace papa, until we meet again, I love you. Jody
Friday, December 20, 2013
I remember my Dad telling me as a child that the little white wool balls in the pastures were lawnmowers. I was in kindergarden at the time. My teacher was telling us all about the animals and showing pictures and the sounds that they made. When the lawnmower came up I raised my hand and told the class that it was a lawnmower. The teacher and I had an argument for about 5 minutes and finally she ask who told you this. I said very proudly that my Dad told me this. Yes my Dad was a big tease and I believe all that he told me. I miss that already but I know without a doubt that he is one happy man. So from all of us in Utah Dad be happy and we will see you later. Maggie Haley (Cedar City Utah).
Friday, December 20, 2013
He will be greatly missed. I know he is finally at peace because he is with his wife again. My deepest sympathy to your family
Friday, December 20, 2013
Our prayers for each and everyone of his family. He will remain in our prayers.
Joe and Irma Waken
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Grandpa would always say "I dont hold babies". One day I turned around and watched as grandpa picked up his little 6 mounth old granddaughter just to smile and talk to her.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your and your family. Geri Veltkamp
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
So sorry to hear of his passing.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I remember we would all go over to grandpas house on Christmas Eve and we would all gather around him and listen to him read "A Night Before Christmas" as well and the birth of Christ. I loved hearing him read those stories every year.
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