Richard Dennis 'Dick' Cline, 87, passed away June 2, 2015. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley; children, Eve A. (Rusty) Papish of Colorado Springs, Timothy B. Cline of Florence, Ariz., John C. Cline of Mesa Ariz., Matthew T. Cline of Denver and Ellen J. (Luke) Nelson of Pueblo; brother, Donald Cline of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Gloria Kerr of Sahuarita, Ariz.; grandchildren, Chelsea L. Meier and Kyle R. Meier; great-grandchild, Damion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Opal Cline. Dick was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Pueblo Junior College (PCC) and the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1953. Dick was employed in the financial field as an insurance broker, stockbroker, manager and bank administrator. He was very active in theater and an organizing member of the Impossible Players, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He did a one-man show called 'Charles Goodnight' for many years, which helped raise money for local organizations. Dick served on and chaired many community boards including the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Broadway Theater League, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Goodwill, SRDA, Diversified Industries for the Disabled, Girl Scouts and the United Way. Dick was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame in 2013. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Rotary 43, serving as their president in 1974-5. Dick had a kind heart, maintained a positive outlook, loved his family, friends and life. He will be missed. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center or POSADA through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Shirley and Family,
    It is with regret that we couldn\’t attend Dick\’s service to give you all a hug Shirley, Eve, Tim, John, Matt and Ellen. We are so sorry for the loss of one so loved by all of you, his friends and the community. Looking back over the years fond memories arise with loving thoughts of Dick. His infectious smile and warm hugs were a part of his compassionate nature and will be missed and long remembered. Please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time for your family.
    Most sincerely,
    Helen and Gordon Murley, Pueblo
    Jeffrey Murley, IL
    Mark Murley, NM
    Kevin Murley, SD

  2. We will greatly miss Dick. He was a true friend. We will never forget the good times we had with Shirley, Dick and our families. We regret we cannot be in Pueblo at this sad time. We send our love and condolences to Shirley and family. Diana and Roger

  3. Shirley (Jonesy) and family, You have my sincere condolences. I remember Dick from our junior college days. What a great guy.

  4. Dick was a very kind and supportive advocate to both me and all the United Way funded human service agencies in our community. He was always pleasant and fun to work with on any of the committee work that we worked on together. He will be greatly missed and the Pueblo community was lucky to have him as a community friend. We will miss you Dick. May your family find happiness and peace in the happiness he gave us all.

  5. His smile and love for family and friends will always illuminate my memories of him! What a difference he made in all of our lives. He will be missed by all! Shirley please send me your contact info. Love to you and family! \Tina Kromka\”
    p.s. Dick was my favorite leading man! Is there a memorial fund with the Impossible Players in Dick\’s name? email me please:

  6. Dearest Shirley and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficulty time. May memories of Dick’s “theatrical’ humor and his many acts of kindness and giving sustain you. He served his country in uniform and served his fellow citizens through community involvement. Shirley and Dick are fine examples to my generation of living a life connected and supportive of those with which we share this planet.
    All my love,
    Jane Wilson

  7. Shirley, I send my heartfelt prayers to you and your family in this time of sorrow. I remember when we both worked at the Pueblo Library District. You and Dick would come to events and he would always crack me up. Denice Roberts

  8. To the Family of Richard D. Cline, It is with a most humble heart I extend condolences on behalf of Pueblo Elks Lodge #90. Dick was a true and loyal Member of our Order for 37 years! He will be surely missed and fondly remembered. As a loyal Brother he will be honored at our memorial service the first Sunday of December this year, where his name will be respectfully added to our “Tablets of Love and Memory”. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

    “A Noble Elk has fallen, pierced by the arrow of death. His trial ended, his faults forgotten, His virtues cherished, he rests in peace’�”

    Arthur J. Birmingham
    Lodge Secretary

  9. Richard (Dick) was a fine person and great man! He served his family and community throughout his life and will be remembered and missed by all.
    Dr. Ron Meek, Retired Past President, Pueblo Community College, Henderson, Nevada

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