LTC(RET) Richard Dean Eye, 75, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away at Pikes Peak Hospice surrounded by family on August 1, 2014. Richard was born in Fairbury, NE on July 21, 1939. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a Civil Engineering degree.
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Richard served in the Nebraska National Guard as well as active duty in the United States Army for almost 35 years in the Infantry. A stint with the Corp of Engineers brought Richard and his family to Colorado Springs in 1978. Richard served two tours in Vietnam and later served in the Gulf War. After his retirement, Richard worked in construction, working on DIA airport runways, E-470, numerous bridge areas and most recently he was working with Wilson and Company on the stormwater system. He could also be found working and helping at the family's store, Play it Now Sports.
Richard had a love of nature and building things. He enjoyed excursions with his family to the mountains, for camping and fishing. He joins his parents, Albert and Esther Zalman Eye who preceded him in death. Richard is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Patricia; son, Jeffrey of Chicago; daughter, Jill (Christopher) Phillips; grandchildren, Alicia, Nathaniel, and Joshua of Colorado Springs; daughter, Julie (Todd) Head; grandchildren Jeffrey and Delaney of Round Rock, TX; sister Ilene (Pete) Petracheck of Wilber, NE.
Memorial service will be held at Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. La Salle St., Colorado Springs at 4PM on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Burial of his cremated remains will occur at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the
or a charity of your choosing.
Published in The Gazette on Aug. 6, 2014