Richard A. Swartwood

richard swartwood

March 23, 1949 ~ February 24, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Richard Alan Swartwood, 73, passed away February 24, 2023. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Lana Gourdin; Valerie Babitz, mother of Ron (Nicole) Swartwood and David (Jennie) Swartwood; step-sons, Kenneth Stacks and Kris (Tiffany) Stacks; siblings, Larry (Marilyn) Swartwood, Melva Jean (Fred) Jones; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the West Park Fire Department and our adopted son, Danny (Laura) Cerdero. Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Helen Swartwood and his best dogs in the world, Laddie and Spider. Born March 23, 1949, in Pueblo. He was a general contractor in the building trades. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and talking to people and his family. Member of the Southern Colorado Horseman’s Association, Pueblo Municipal Shooters, 4-H; Pueblo Homebuilders Association, and Pueblo General Contractors. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A celebration of his life from 2 to 5 p.m. June 18, 2023, at his home, 423 Park Drive. Interment will be in the Cathedral Bluffs Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado at a later date. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo County 4-H. Online condolences,






Life Celebration: June 18, 2023 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Family home
423 Park Drive
Pueblo, CO 81005

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  1. We just was to[d about Rick today 3/09. We are very sorry to hear this. God be with you. Leonard & Joan Swartwood.

  2. Am so sorry to hear about Rick passing away. My husband Alan worked with his Dad at Wonder Bread in Pueblo and we new all of the family. Am sending prayers and love to the family from me. Bev Kochevar

  3. Am so sorry to hear about Richard passing away. My husband worked with his Dad at Wonder Bread in Pueblo and new all of the family. Alan passed away a year ago. Am sending prayers and love to the family from me. Bev Kochevar

  4. We have lots of good memories with Rick, kids & shooting sports. He was a great friend & a good guy. Sending sincere sympathy to his family & friends.

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