Our beloved husband, father and friend Richard Charles Almgren passed away on Oct. 17 to walk eternally with the Lord.
Rich was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 8, 1944 to Anne and Carl Almgren. He got his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and masters in clinical/school psychology in Ft. Hays, Kan. After getting his degree he moved to Colorado with his wife Jean, young son Karl, and daughter Jennifer coming shortly after.
In 1971 Rich moved to Gunnison, employed by the Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center. He was also contracted out part time to the RE1J school district as a school psychologist. After a few years he decided to become a State Farm Agent. He continued to serve on and off for the board at the Mental Health Center for many years, serving as a board member, member of the executive committee and chairman of the board.
Rich enjoyed fishing in northern Minnesota and Canada. While his kids were young he left the golf clubs at home and enjoyed taking his family camping during the summers. When the family got older he started spending more time on the golf course. It was well known, whether on a golf adventure with his “Golf Nutt” buddies or a family trip, he always had to be the driver.
Richard is survived by his wife Jean, son Karl (Christy) of Grand Junction, daughter Jennifer Sampson (Shane) of Gunnison, grandson Cade (Hope) of Gunnison, numerous relatives in the Midwest and many, many friends that he made in the valley and while spending winters in Burnet, Texas, and Mesquite, Nev.
Due to the current times just a family memorial is planned. Come spring we hope to have a memorial at Dos Rios Golf Club to celebrate Rich’s life.
P.S. JUST ONE MORE!!! … We miss you and love you.