January 29, 1958 ~ May 17, 2003

Born in: Grand Rapids, Michigan,
Resided in: Colorado City, CO

Richard D. DesVoignes, 45, passed away May 17, 2003. Survived by his wife, Debra McDowell, of the family home in Colorado City; mother, Lois DesVoignes, St. Petersburg, Florida; daughter, Kelly VanOflen, Kentwood, Michigan; stepchildren, Trisha and Jake McDowell, both of Pueblo and Jed McDowell, Penrose; brothers, Robert and James DesVoignes, both from St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren, Caitlin Jo and Jacob Fisher; parents-in-law, Darla and Fred Kettering, Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Dale DesVoignes and sister, Susie. Rick was born January 29, 1958, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was worked as a fireplace installer for Stock Lumber Company in Pueblo West. Rick loved riding his Harley and was jack of all trades including, building construction and mechanics. He will lie in state at the funeral home Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 until 6 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Reverend Steve Steff officiating. Interment will follow at Colorado City Cemetery.

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  1. Debbie, Our deepest sympathy. Let me know if we can be of help. Our phone number has been changed to 489-3805 (phone book is wrong). Adele Clermont

  2. Debbie, Our deepest sympathy. Let me know if we can be of help. Our phone number has been changed to 489-3805 (phone book is wrong). Adele Clermont

  3. Debbie and family, I only was able to meet Rick acouple of times and was looking forward to a ride with him on our Harleys. Our
    heart felt pain is with you at this time. My sons Aaron and Derek Rossow thought he was a really neat guy. Hold on to your memories and God be with you all!

  4. Debra, Don’t know if you remember me since I haven’t been in Colorado in a year, worked at Century 21. I was so sad to hear about Rick, Adele emailed me this morning. My prayers are with you. He was a good man and you were blessed to have him for a while. I cried when I saw his photo here. God Bless you in your grief. Karen

  5. You were always encouraging me with my pool game Rick, during those tourneys so long ago….

    It was always my opinion that were one of the best pool players in the Valley..one of my toughest competitors..

    My fondest memory of you though has to be of the last ride I had on a Harley…from you…around the parking lot of the Greenhorn Inn at Michelle and Bill’s wedding reception!!! 🙂

    I’ll always cherish your memory..you were a good friend.

    Godspeed to you Deb and yours..during your time of sorrow..

    Debbie Wirth

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a wonderful employee, a delight to know and we will forever miss him. May the God of peace be ever present in this time of your deep sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Wade Watson,
    Regional Manager

  7. Kelly and Family my deepest sympathies go out to all. Rick was so much fun when we were young. I will miss his visits to Michigan, but always remember the great times we had growing up.

  8. Rick always had a hug and a smile no matter where you were, his laughter was contagious. Our family will miss him greatly. He was a giving and careing person.

  9. Debbie: Thank our God that you are a strong person. You and Rick were so happy and you have only good memories. Both of you were so talented and now you can carry those talents on. He was very special in everyone’s heart that knew him. We love you-Your other mom and dad-Tom and Midge

  10. To Deb, words can not express the way I have felt since Sat. May 17 at 6:32 pm. Scott and I will continue to be there for you after the dust clears and hopefully guide you through all of this. We love you and we loved Rick. Let’s talk about all the fun we have had and try and hold on tight to those memories. I can still hear him laughing…..

    To Rick, Hey guy, everyone wants their lighters back!!

  11. RICK WAS A VERY NICE AND KIND MAN.WE USED TO TALK ABOUT LOTS OF THINGS WHEN I HAD MY CAFE.HE COULD DO MANY THINGS.I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT YOU’RE LOSS.LOVE MARYLOU

  12. Rick & I first met when he was 16, moving to St. Pete with his pregnant wife. Not knowing she was destin to have a kidney transplant soon. Even at 16, he was determined to do WHATEVER necessary to support and love his wife and unborn child.

    Alot has happened in the last 33 years. Ricky has NEVER disappointed me!! I hired Ricky to work with myself and crew doing lawn maintenance (per his Fathers’ request). I knew he had no idea how hot and treacherous our Florida sun can be, he was truly unfit for this job(do we thought). We all laughed at his frail and white body, knowing he would not last at this job.It didn’t take us very long to figure out that he had determination reguarding this job or anything else he put his mind to.

    We named him “Little Ricky” which we still call him that today.

    I could go on for hours (forever) telling you of the good times and hard times we have shared together. It seemed that even through all the tragedies he & his family have shared through the years, he was strong and always had a good sense of humor.

    As I have aged, I now know what an old friend told me once, that “TRUE” friends are rare and precious, “Little Ricky” was a “TRUE” friend.

    I have two regrets about today. I never vistited him with his family in Colorado when he invited us, and now he is not there for me visit.

    I know in my heart there is a reason why GOD took him at such an early age, when he was SO VERY important to SO very many friends and family, but I will ALWAYS miss him!!!! Your “TRUE” friend, Dennis Wickham

  13. We are all going to miss my uncle rick we all love him so much..but we all know he’s in a better place now..it happens to ever buddy with a death in their fmaly but rick know’s he is missed so very much (R.I.P. Rick Des Des voignes 1958-2003 much love to u )

  14. Debra, My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I will always remember how GREAT Rick was to you and you for him. I’m here if you should need anything. Your a dear friend, be strong Debbie. My Love Patty

  15. I want to thank everyone for everything. Rick was a wonderful man. I love him very much and he will be missed by me so much. He had his way with people and he loved life and what it hold. Yes he will be missed by many people and most by me. I love the way he did alot of things. He would be real proud of his friends and family of the way they are taking care of me and helping me through this time of need. Thank-you everyone

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