LTC Richard V. Stockwell, USA (Ret.), age 85, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1962, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at his home. He was retired from the United States Army after twenty-five years of service and thereafter worked in the United States Civil Service at Fort Carson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and M.O.A.A. Richard Vincent Stockwell was born on December 24, 1920 in Denver, Colorado to the late Harry Howard and Bessie (Turek) Stockwell. He graduated from East High School in Denver and continued his education in the U.S. Army. He married Wanda E. Sauer on November 4, 1942 in Ft. Lupton, Colorado. Wanda survives and lives in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his son Richard A. (wife, Lorrie) Stockwell of Black Forest and his three daughters: Jacquelyn (husband, Allan) Duhon of Monument, Gwendolyn (husband, Barry) Weber of Florissant, and Gretchen Stockwell of Plano, Texas. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Wendy (husband, Carl) Krutka, Dr. Cristy (husband, Dr. Joshua) Fisher, Anna Lisa Stockwell, Richard C. (wife, Melissa) Stockwell, and 1st Lt. Mark Stockwell, and one great-granddaughter Kaitlin Krutka. Dick was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Olson. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2006 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral Services with Army honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2006 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses with a luncheon reception to follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven. Memorials in Dick's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Dick's faith and trust in God never wavered. He will be missed greatly.
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Published in The Gazette from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2006