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“Dear Vergie & family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Dick. You two were some of the first friends Hayhursts introduced us to-...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Sandy Brown - Durango, CO

“My sympathies to Vergie and all the relatives. He was a fine man, and I'm sure many good memories will linger in your hearts and minds. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Tom Vaughan - Silver City, NM

“We wish we could have made the services. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you, and you are in our prayers. Rob & Carolyn Hately ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Rob Hately - Durango, CO

“We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Vergie Edwards and the entire family. We are thankful to Dick for his military service. ...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Rick Torres, Montezuma County Veteran Services - CO

“Dear Edwarda Family I have many fond memories of Dick and my father in the outdoors. He was a positive influence in my life, I am a better person...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Jim Bisio - Poipu, HI

“We loved knowing Dick; He was a friendly jovial person. He will be missed. Bill & Sue Ryter ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Bill & Sue Ryter - Mancos, CO

“Many great memories of times spent with Dick and the Edwards clan. Our sympathy to Virgie, Sherry, Rick, Randi, Ronda and the rest of your family....Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Valerie Schmale - Lakewood, CO

“OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU VERGIE AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILIES. OUR FRIENDSHIP FOR A LOT OF YEARS, HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS,VISITS HERE AND THERE, WILL...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: PETE DOERFER - MANCOS, CO

“So sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Cynthia Dickson Browning - AZ

“Vergie and family, Don has fond memories of the days of Edward's Service Station working along side Dick and Art. We are saddened to hear Dick's...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Don and Ann Brown - Cortez, CO

“Since I will be unable to attend Dick's memorial service, I would like to let the family know how much I respected Dick as a man of great integrity. ...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Joe Shaw - Durango, CO

“Vergie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. I always thought of Dick as being such a kind and gentle man. We will all miss...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Gail Moore - Basalt, CO

“We wish you and your family strength and comfort in the days ahead! Love always, Kevin & Debbie Lovett ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin & Debbie Lovett - Cortez, CO

“I regret that I will be unable to attend the service as I am still in AZ, however I wish to send my deepest sympathy and prayers and peace for the...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Jean Martin - Cortez, CO

“To all the Edwards family, I have such fond memories of all of you being a part of my family through the Robbins. Memories of when you lived in...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Roma Ewing - Mancos, CO

“I have very fond memories of Dick and your whole family and how good you were to us. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Lynda Peterson Norton ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Lynda Norton - Durango, CO

“Our sincere condolences to the Edwards.family. Wes and Eleanor Bonds ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Wesley and Eleanor Bonds - CO

“Vergie, I'm so sorry to hear about Dick. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Luann Meyer - Cortez, CO

“In loving memory of my favorite Uncle Dick. Thank you for being so entertaining from childhood through My adulthood. My life is full of...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Sandy and Bob hedges - durango, CO

“Rest in Peace Uncle Dick.....The world lost another member of the greatest generation, a true man who always stepped up when needed, whether it was...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Jimmy Robbins - Albuquerque, NM

“We are very sorry for you loss. Our family LOVED your family. You were the very best of neighbors and friends ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Doug Myers - Aztec, NM

“With Sympathy and Love To The Families of Dick Edwards From John and Nancy Porter ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: John and Nancy Porter - Cortez, CO

“Our thoughts,prayers and sympathies to each of for your loss. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Janet & Larry Houser - Bozeman, MT

“I remember all the good times with my parents. He was always so fun. But what a legacy he left. I hope he and my Dad are having a great time in...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Debi Ingle Jones

“Dear Vergie, I was so saddened to hear of Dick's passing. I have fond memories of you both. My Dad passed away in January and I hope they are...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Cynthia Bisio Mitchell - CO

“Words cant express....But what a great person, and alot of fun. My blessing to the Family. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Lee Baker - Ignacio, CO

“I am so very sorry for your loss! Mr Edwards was such a Good Family Man and enjoyed talking with him the times I saw him. May he be at peace and God...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Cyndi Compton - Grand Junction, CO

“Rest in Peace, Papa Dick. Our lives won't be the same without you and our lives wouldn't be the same because of you. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Bill Rainer - CORTEZ, CO


RICHARD ERNEST EDWARDS Memorial services for longtime area resident Richard Ernest "Dick" Edwards will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Mancos United Methodist Church. Dick was born January 6, 1926 in Milwaukie, Oreg. the son of Arthur Leon and Lillie Maude (Morgan) Edwards. He passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home in Cortez at the age of 89. On July 16, 1949 in Aztec, N.M. Dick married Vergie Marie Robbins. With this union four children were born. Sherrlyn, Richard, Randi and Ronda. Dick's family was the most important to him. He worked very hard to take care of his family, establishing a construction business that served a wide range of areas. Dick was also a dedicated community member involved in many organizations. He was a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. #507 in Durango, American Legion Post #28 in Durango, V.F.W. #5231 in Mancos, a member and former Master of the Mancos Masonic Lodge #100 A.F. & A.M., Alkali Shrine Temple and Escalante Shrine Club, First United Methodist Church of Cortez and Mancos, was one of the first members of the Hillcrest Golf Club and an active member of the Mancos Senior Center. A true outdoorsman and sportsman, Dick enjoyed many activities such as, fishing, hunting, bowling and skiing. He was also a major rock hound. Surviving Dick are his wife, Vergie Edwards of Cortez; his children, Sherrlyn Lang and husband, Brian of St. Louis, Mo., Richard Ernest Edwards II and wife, Dianne of Shiprock, N.M., Randi Houser and husband, Mark of LaPlata, N.M. and Ronda Edwards of Durango; 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; and his brother, Arthur Leon Edwards Jr. and his wife, Wanda of Durango. Preceding Dick in death are his parents. Memorial contributions can be made in Dick's memory to Hospice of Montezuma, P.O. Box 740, Cortez, Colo., 81321 or to an organization of your choice.

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