Richard Lee Reinhard died Sept. 19, 2013, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He was 77.
He was born in Rawson, Ohio, May 8, 1936, to William and Mabel (Lora) Reinhard. When he was 10 he moved with his family to Colorado Springs. In 1951 they moved to Glenwood Springs and he graduated from high school there in 1954.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in early 1956.
On Sept. 14, 1956, he married Judy Naylor at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.
The Air Force sent him to the Institue of Far Eastern Languages at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., to learn Chinese. He then spent 15 months in the Philippines and Taiwan with the security service of Air Force Intelligence. In the fall of 1958 he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base.
He left the Air Force in 1960 and moved back to Glenwood Springs where he worked at Glenwood Industrial Bank, rising to senior vice president and director. He was a director of Colorado National Bank of Glenwood, served on the board of directors of the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Lions Club. He was an elder of the Presbyterian church.
In 1977 the family moved to Durango where Mr. Reinhard worked at The Bank of Durango. He was a member of the High Noon Rotary Club, and was a board member of San Juan Development Company and the Colorado Consumer Finance Association. He was a director of First National Bank of Pagosa Springs. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Durango.
After his children graduated from high school, the Reinhards moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was executive vice president of First West Bank of Tempe. He was an elder of Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, Ariz.
In 1992 the couple moved to Cedaredge.
Mr. Reinhard enjoyed playing golf and singing in the choir and "Broadway" show fundraisers at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; his son, Pastor Steve Reinhard and wife Tracy of Montrose; his daughter, Stephanie Reinhard and spouse Madie Mirabal of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren, Shane Reinhard and Scott Reinhard of Ogden, Utah, and Alexandra Mirabal of Albuquerque; a sister, Marilyn Hemingway of Derby, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Marty Reinhard of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a brother-in-law, John Naylor of Cedaredge.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence; and a brother, Wayne.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedaredge United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice.
Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus