|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1940|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 2009|
Dick passed at Exempla Lutheran Hospice in Wheat Ridge. His survivors included his wife Linda of Spokane, WA; son Richard Jr (Jodi) Hess of Parker, Co; daughters Tami Remming of Twin Falls, ID; and Cindy Landas of Canon City, CO; sister Marilyn (Hess) Elledge of Mt. Sterling, IL; sister-in-law Jeaneen Hess of Marco Island, FL; grandchildren April (Bill) Harriman of Littleton, Co; Kyle Landas of Canon City, CO; great-grand daughter Brianna Landas of Canon City, Co; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mark Reese and Edna Corine Reece Hess of Mt. Sterling, IL, brother George L. Hess of Marco Island, FL Find a Grave #95649223 and many other relatives.
Dick grew up on a farm and attended Bethel Country School and Rushville High School until 1955 when his family purchased a farm in the Mt. Sterling, Brown County, IL area. He was a 1957 graduate of Brown County High School.
He moved to the Chicago Area where he met his first wife Maureen and they had three children. He was an employee for Illinois Bell Telephone for 11 years and then transferred to Denver, CO where he worked for Mountain Bell and Lucent. After retiring in 1990 he moved to Spokane, WA where he met his wife Linda.
He enjoyed his family, hot air ballooning, traveling in and out of the country, gardening, yard work, hiking, snow sports and walking his beloved dog.
Cremation rights were accorded and a private family celebration of Dick's life was Aug 21 in the Rocky Mountains where he loved going to watch the Big Horn Sheep and other wildlife.
Mark R. Hess (1904 - 1985)
Edna C. Reece Hess (1916 - 1969)
George Lavern Hess (1937 - 1998)*
Richard Lee Hess (1940 - 2009)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Over the Rockies that he loved
Created by: Lila J Hess
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96392761
Lila J Hess
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Added: Sep. 17, 2012