December 23, 1936 ~ January 4, 2021

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

Richard “Dick” N. Caple, Sr., age 84, passed away January 4, 2021. He was born December 23, 1936, in Delta, Colorado. Dick lived in the Beulah, Rye, Pueblo area most of his life. He was a graduate of Rye High School. He is survived by wife, Katherine “Kathy”; sons, Richard Jr. and Steven; daughters, Tonja Hirschler, Shauna Boyd and Debi (Mike) Krueger; grandchildren, Jeff (Shauna) Burnett, Naomi Caple, Jessica (Mike) Brumble, Colby Caple, McKenzi (Chad) Montover, Landon Boyd, and Clair Boyd; and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, David (Peggy) Caple; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Sylvester “Buster” Caple and Augusta “Gussie” Cave; and sister, Gale Williams. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and friends.
Dick served eight years in the Naval Reserve. He worked as millwright at CF&I; drove truck for Ward Transport, Groendyke Transport, and Data General. He worked as sales rep for Philips Services (Vac’n’Jet). After his retirement he built and owned EZ Access Storage until he retired again in 2001. He spent 12 years on the road with Kathy full time in their motorhome. They enjoyed traveling, making new friends while keeping in touch with scattered family and friends. Dick was a licensed pilot and was active with Civil Air Patrol for several years. He enjoyed going to the mountains, time with family and friends, and touring the country on his motorcycle. He challenged himself to get all the mountain passes in Colorado, but didn’t quite make all of them. His life was an adventure.
Private family service will be held January 30, 2021, at 11:00 o’clock and livestreamed at the same time at Also the service will be available online for viewing at a later time. The family plans to have a memorial service (Celebration of Life) sometime this summer. Inurnment will be at the Silver Cliff cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo CO 81005 or Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W Northern Ave, Pueblo CO 81005.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Richard "Dick" N. Caple 's name.

Sangre de Cristo Hospice

1207 Pueblo Blvd
Pueblo, CO

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  1. CandleImageDick was a very kind and patient man. He always treated me like family and welcomed me into their home. I have very fond memories of him and am proud to have known him. I’ll never forget following him through Utah driving a Uhaul for his daughter, Tonja, and how terrifying keeping up with him became as zoomed through the hills and passes at breakneck speed. I can have a good laugh about it now but his years driving a truck certainly gave him a boldness I didn’t have. Ha! He was a good guy and one who I have cherished memories of knowing. He will be missed by me and all who knew him.

  2. Kathy I met you and Dick many years ago when I was working in the commercial loan department at Minnequa Bank and you and Dick built the storage units. It was my pleasure to bank you folks and fondly remember both of you and working with you. My most heart felt condolences are extended to you and your family in the loss of Dick. He will always be remembered as a fine gentleman by all who knew him. The photo which accompanies his obituary captured his likeness and that is how I remember Dick. May he rest in peace.
    With sympathy,
    Lucille Corsentino

  3. Kathy,
    We offer our condolences and prayers to you and the rest of the family and friends at this sad time.
    Bill & Sandi Yalotz

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