Richard "Dick" Charles Williams

May 22nd, 1931March 6th, 2018

Dick Williams, former resident of Lafayette, Colorado, and most recently Longmont, Colorado passed away on March 6, 2018 at the age of 86. Dick, a beloved dad and husband, grandfather and great grandfather, was a Colorado native. Dick was born in Longmont in 1931 and grew up in the Dacono area where he graduated from High School in 1948. After high school, he joined the US Navy where he proudly served for 4 years. Dick was a veteran of the Korean War. After being honorably discharged in 1952, he married the love of his life, Verna Regnier. Dick and Verna were married in 1952 in Erie, Colorado. They raised eight children together and lived in Lafayette for over 50 years. Dick worked as a police officer in both Greeley and Lafayette, Colorado. He then worked as a Draught Maintenance Specialist for the Coors Distributor, Wano Company in Lafayette until his retirement in 1993. Dick was a very gregarious and friendly person. He had a genuine love of people and as the saying goes, “Dick never met a stranger”. Five daughters, Diana, Debbie, Beth, Lynn and Shelley, survive Dick. Three granddaughters, Ana (Beth), Jayme and Jennifer (LeeAnn), and two great grandchildren, Savannah and Douglas, (Jennifer) also survive him. He was preceded in death by his wife Verna, sons Doug and Dickie, and daughter Lee Ann.


A Memorial Service will be held Thursday March 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Darrell Howe Mortuary 1701 W South Boulder Road Lafayette, CO.




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Remember the summer of '84 when we read thru, spontaneously, the entire Handel Piano/Violin Sonata book together after your final Peace Studies class at Iliff? You had an amazing array of talents both scientific, pastoral and musical that included building a harpsichord and writing your book "Eating Your Heart Out" with Binx and Linda. I last saw you at the diabetes meeting where you were a faithful member. May the angels play your favorites in heaven and comfort Gretchen. Rest in peace, my friend. You made a difference in this world.--Nola Melcher
Sorry, my last condolence was sent erroneously. I'm sure your father, grandfather and greatgrandfather was a wonderful person. But the Richard C. Williams I knew was a different man. Many good wishes to your family as they grieve the loss of your special man who incidentally was very nearly the same age as our Dick Williams.--Nola