Richard Carey of Grand Junction died Dec. 27, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was 67.
Richard K. Carey was born July 22, 1945, in Coffeyville, Kan., to Harry and Geraldine (Hoover) Carey. The family moved to Paonia in 1946 where he attended school and graduated in 1963.
He studied accounting at Mesa College from 1963-1965, political science at UCCS from 1973-1976, computer science at UCCS from 1982-1984. He obtained a bachelor's degree in geology from OSU.
He married Carol Jean Powell in September 1964; they divorced in 1967. He married Teresa Lucero in December 1967; they divorced in 1972. He married Susan Mehring in February 1972; they divorced in 1978.
Mr. Carey served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1973, doing two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation for Valor.
He is survived by his mother Geri Carey of Paonia; his brother, Mike Carey of West Jordan, Utah; his sister, Barbara Axelson of Paonia; his daughters, Audrey Sandvik of Stillwater, Okla., Holly Carey and Susan Carey, both of Colorado Springs; his son Keith Carey, of Stillwater, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Carey; and his daughter, Hope Carey.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation was handled by All States/All Veterans Cremation in Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Junction Veterans Affairs, 2121 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.blog comments powered by Disqus