Richard L. Haggard, 70, passed away March 22, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survived by his wife, Katherine (Kookie) Haase Haggard; grandchildren, Michael Vigil, of Pueblo, Richard L. Haggard, III, Matthew R.L. Haggard, both of Colorado Springs, Richard Allen Haggard, and Roland B. Haggard, both of Houston, Tex. He will be greatly missed by his sister-in-law, Jane Haggard; nieces, Sherrie and Becky Haggard, all of Pueblo; and his best buddy, John Soliz, of Colorado Springs. Richard is also survived by many cousins, other relatives, and friends, with whom he was very close. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard L. Haggard, Jr., and brother, Charles H. Haggard. Richard was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 7, 1943, but resided in Pueblo until he married, at which time he moved to Bellflower, Calif. He worked for McDonald Douglas for several years before retiring and moving back to Pueblo to do what he loved best, the carnival business, in which he was the fifth generation. In 1985, Richard and his family moved to Colorado Springs, where he lived until his passing. Visitation, 10 a.m., with service at 11 a.m., Friday, March 28, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with reception to follow at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mediterranean Room, 1725 Spruce St. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Kookie- Sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. I hope you can find peace and comfort at this sad time for you and your family. I will always remember Richard’s smile and the good times you and he, Chuck and Tiny and my mom and dad (Chuck and Sandee) had all those years out on the Thomas Shows.
    With sympathy, Chelle Davidson- Carter Lake IA

  2. Kookie, Please accept my deepest sympathy. As you probably know Richard and I were inseparable as kids. We were together morning, noon and night until we went our separate ways in joining the service at 17 yrs old. in fact his mother Helen used to us put together in a stroller when we were babies and take us for strolls. I spoke with him on the phone about 1 yr ago and he said that you and him were coming to Florida this yr and we would get together. May he rest in peace. Mike Gallo, Ormond Beach Florida.

  3. Kookie, Becky, and Sherrie, Sorry to hear of your loss of Richard. I haven’t seen him as an adult, but as a child, I remember him as a very good and straight forward man, someone to look up to. Sorry again for your loss.
    Dan Haase

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