Richard "Buddy" Morris

Born: Wed., Sep. 4, 1935
Died: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
Location: Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home

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Richard "Buddy" Morris passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, CO.

He was born September 4, 1935 in Santa Monica, CA to Joseph & Sue Morris.

He attended Cathederal High School in Denver, CO graduating in 1953. Buddy served our country during the Korean Conflict with the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956. He was awarded 3 medals. The National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal.

After the service he worked as for the machinists union in Detroit, MI and then in Denver, CO where he moved to in the early 1980's.

In 1992 he married the love of his life Renee Wildrick. In 1999 they moved to Mesquite, NV where they volunteered for for almost every organization that they could help. Buddy's favorte job was being a crossing guard for the schoolchildren. The kids looked forward to every Friday afternnon as he would have hard candies for them.

Recently he and Renee had returned to Colorado to live with their daughter Laura in Poncha Springs. He was a good man who would help anyone he could. He will be greatly missed. by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother David.

His survivors include his wife Renee, 3 stepchildren: Mark & Dwain Wildrick of Westminster, Co & Laura Marcello(Wildrick) of Poncha Springs, Co. 2 grandhildren Alex & Oksanna Wildrick of Westminster, Co. & 1 great granson Noah of Westminster, CO.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday August 19, 2017 at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

A memorial service in Mesquite, NV will be held at a later date.

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Memorial contributions can be made to Heart of the Rockies Home Health & Hospice through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

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Roberta Butler
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Robbie.

I am sorry for your loss of the love of your life. He was a bright and shining example for us all.

Lois Albrand
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Ranee I am so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing, he will be so missed as well as you, miss your smiles. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy & Fran Smercani
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017

We are so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. He will always be in our thoughts when we pass the school crossing guard corner where you and he spent so many hours.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Nancy & Fran

Bill Benson
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
My heart and prayers go out to Renee and family for their loss, Buddy was such a great person to know, he did much for me and my wife and I really appreciate him and Renee. He will be greatly

Rebecca Hartley
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Renee, I am so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. The two of you are still mightily missed as part of the Senior Fitness Program at the Mesquite Rec Ctr. It all went to pot when you two left. It is good to hear that you are with your daughter. Her gain, and our loss. Rebecca, Line Dancing.

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