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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Obituary: Richard Kevin Yarrow

 

Richard was born on March 23, 1955 in Denver. He passed away at his home in Berthoud, May 18, 2017. Richard joins his parents and first wife Nancy “Rosebud” Yarrow in Heaven. He leaves behind his wife Laurie, son Zach, daughter Amy, son-in-law Trevor, daughter-in-law Cara, two grandchildren; Daelyn and Ryker, and a third grandchild to be born in September, step-children Renee and Matt, his brother Gregg, sister-in-law Hazel, and their three children: Kelly, Jeremy, and Ryan.

Richard was a man who showed his faith in God through his actions. To know Richard was to know loving kindness, generosity, and respect. He took pride in taking care of his family and friends, going out of his way to make sure everyone had what they needed. His love was on display each and every day. His sense of humor will be sorely missed, as it was his goal to lift anyone’s spirit that he came into contact with. You could not help but smile and laugh when he was in the room.

Richard was a light in the community. For years he and his family owned Rosebud Coffee in Niwot, Colorado, and ’hard-working’ only begins to describe the diligence and care Richard brought to many projects throughout Colorado over the last 30 years as a construction and project manager, including the Hillcrest of Loveland, where he was not just a partner, but a friend to so many.

It was at the Hillcrest where Laurie and Richard met, much to the delight of the staff and residents. It was the following fall, at the Hillcrest luau, that Richard got down on one knee in front of 350 people and asked Laurie to marry him, amidst cheering, clapping, and happy tears.

When he wasn’t working, he could be found spending time with his family, cooking amazing meals, working on restoring his ’55 Chevy truck, adoring young Ryker, or playing with his new puppy “Toby”.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, May 25 at 12:00 at Grace Place (375 Meadowlark Dr., Berthoud). Dress is casual, please feel free to wear your best Hawaiian shirt!

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Richard Yarrow Memorial Fund https://www.gofundme.com/richard-yarrow-memorial-fund.

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