July 20, 1937 - September 13, 2021
Richard Randall Frohock, Jr., who also went by Dick and was called Bo by family, was born on July 20, 1937, to parents, Richard and Charlotte. He spent his childhood in Portland, Maine, attended William Jewell College in Missouri, and earned his MA at the University of Oregon. He held a faculty position in the English department at Colorado Mesa University where he enjoyed a 30 year teaching career.
Richard had many passions, among which were American literature, sports (particularly Broncos football and NASCAR), music, and antique Fords. He was an accomplished drummer, playing in a local band for over 20 years, and he passed on his love of music to his children and grandchildren. He was an avid fan of old Fords, having purchased his first, a model A, at the age of 16.
Richard had an enthusiasm for life, and he loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. A great storyteller, he also loved to hear the latest accomplishments of his family and was always incredibly proud!
Richard died on September 13, 2021, at the age of 84, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is survived by his children, Rae Stromboe, Richard Frohock III, and Marvin Frohock.
Mesa Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published by The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 24, 2021.