Richard L. Reinhard

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Richard L. Reinhard May 8, 1936 – September 19, 2013 Dick Reinhard passed away on September 19, 2013, at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, Colorado. He was 77. Richard Lee Reinhard was born on May 8, 1936, in Rawson, Ohio, to William C. Reinhard and Mabel M. (Lora) Reinhard. His early childhood was spent in Ohio. The family moved to Colorado when he was ten. They lived in the Colorado Springs area until 1951, when they moved to Glenwood Springs. Dick graduated from high school there in 1954, and joined the U.S. Air Force in early 1956. On September 14, 1956, he married Judy Naylor at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood, and they spent two semesters in New Haven, Connecticut where the Air Force sent him to learn the Chinese language at the Institute of Far Eastern Languages at Yale University. He then spent 15 months in the Phillipines and Taiwan with the Security Service of Air Force Intelligence. On his return in the Fall of 1958, he and Judy moved to Denver where he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base. When Dick left the Air Force in 1960, they moved back to Glenwood where he joined the Glenwood Industrial Bank, rising to the position of Senior Vice-President and Director. From 1970 - 1977, he was also a Director of Colorado National Bank of Glenwood. He was on the Board of Directors of the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce for three years, and served as President in 1966. He was a member of the Lions Club for 17 years; President in 1966. He was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church for nine years. In 1977, the family (which included son, Steve and daughter, Stephanie) moved to Durango, Colorado where Dick joined The Bank of Durango, later becoming Executive Vice-President and a Director. He was a member of the High Noon Rotary Club for eight years, serving as President in 1982-83. He was on the Board of San Juan Development Company (through which Purgatory Ski Area had begun) for seven years. He was on the Board of Colorado Consumer Finance Assn. and President in 1978-81. In 1982-84 he was a Director of First National Bank of Pagosa Springs. As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Durango he served on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee. After both children had graduated from high school, Dick and Judy moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where he was Executive Vice-President of First West Bank of Tempe. He was an Elder of the Mountain View Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale. In 1992, Dick and Judy decided that Colorado was the place to be. Their son, Steve had just become pastor of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, and the lure of two little grandsons were beckoning. Dick enjoyed being in the choir, and singing in the "Broadway Show" fundraisers for the church. He served on several committees there as well. His love of golf bloomed at Deer Creek Village Golf Course. Dick was a wonderful father and always there for his children. Nothing was ever given precedence over his family. He brought his children up with a faith in God. In his later years he was the kind of person who was there to listen, in church, at the nursing home and hospital - everywhere he went. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Florence, and brother, Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Pastor Steve Reinhard and his wife, Tracy of Montrose; daughter, Stephanie Reinhard and her spouse, Madie Mirabal of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren, Shane Reinhard and Scott Reinhard of Ogden, Utah; and Alexandra Mirabal of Albuquerque; sister, Marilyn Hemingway of Derby, Kansas; sister-in-law, Marty Reinhard of Albuquerque, and brother-in-law, John Naylor of Cedaredge. Services will be at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Cedaredge U.M. Church or a that serves people in all times of trouble. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, CO.
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Crippin Funeral Home
802 Main Street Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-2121
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2013
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