Richard M. Garver, Oct. 2, 1957, to Sept. 15, 2007. Richard's life was ended tragically in Denver, due to an auto accident. He is survived by his mother, Norma Harrison of Colorado Springs; his father and stepmother, Phil and Billie Garver of San Angelo, Texas; brother, Wayne Garver of Austin, Texas; stepsister, Michelle Wichser of Pueblo; stepbrother, Michael Graham of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including his special 'cuz' Lisa of Denver; his friends at Casa Vallarta; and numerous friends throughout his life. Richard loved life, lived it to the fullest and as close to the edge as possible. He was proud of his black and chrome motorcycle, enjoyed rides with his buddies and just hanging out and talking bikes. Richard was raised in Pueblo and attended Centennial High School and had resided in Colorado Springs for several years. Richard took his final ride on earth on Saturday morning and is now riding above us on his 'Victory' saying to one and all, 'Love like it is the last time---Live life like there is no tomorrow---And come sliding in at the finish line on your rear wheel with your handle bars high.' We miss you Richard and you are barely gone. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My condolences to everyone who know Rick. He was a good friend who lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by all.

  2. Our condolences to the entire family,Rick will be missed by all who knew him, Our lives were better for having him a part of it, and will be less with him gone. Until we meet again.

  3. Man oh Man Rick! Why did you have to leave me so soon? I TOLD you I would be back in a month. This is still so hard to grasp. I miss you MORE than this little box with 1000 characters can hold. I no longer hear the sound of your Victory around Garden of the Gods and Centennial while on my lunch break or after work. I went to Rubys last Friday and you were NOT there. No one told me that you were NEVER coming through those doors AGAIN! I wish I had warning or at least ONE last kiss…I miss you motorcycle boyfriend! We will see each other up there and I will get that kiss then.

  4. Knowing Rick for the last year and a half has been a real pleasure so it was with sorrow that I read of his passing this morning. My heart goes out to all his family, especially his Mother. He always spoke so kindly and lovingly of her. He also mentioned a brother in Dallas that he was close to. He was such a good guy, gone too soon.

    Donna

  5. I didn’t know Rick very long, not quite 2 years, but from the day I met him he was a good and genuine friend. Always looked forward to him riding up to Ruby Tuesday’s on his Victory mororcycle with his hair blowing in the wind. He loved the freedon his motorcycle gave him. It truly was his love of life. His positive attitude and that love of life made him a joy to be around. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always there to lend an ear when needed. He will be missed more than words can say and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. My thoughts and prayers also go out to his mother whom I never met but fell like I know because Rick spoke so highly of her. May God be with you.

  6. I didn’t know Rick very long, not quite 2 years, but from the day I met him he was a good and genuine friend. Always looked forward to him riding up to Ruby Tuesday’s on his Victory mororcycle with his hair blowing in the wind. He loved the freedon his motorcycle gave him. It truly was his love of life. His positive attitude and that love of life made him a joy to be around. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always there to lend an ear when needed. He will be missed more than words can say and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. My thoughts and prayers also go out to his mother whom I never met but fell like I know because Rick spoke so highly of her. My God be with you

  7. So sorry to hear about your son, although I didn’t know him, I know the grief you are feeling. It is so sad loosing a child, regardless of their age. Please be strong. My prayers are with you. May God Bless and comfort you,Phil,Billie, and all of your family.

  8. Dearest Norma . . . I wasn’t at the service because I wish to remember Richard the way I knew him. My sincerest sympathy to you although I know all you did for your boys over the years and how close you remained to them . . . then, at a time, you could sincerely enjoy their accomplishments this had to happen . . .but you, as I, live our lives as though there isn’t a tomorrow. YOU CAN find comfort in having been what I consider the most wonderful of mothers. YOU WERE THERE AND YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR RICHARD AND HOW HE EMBRACED HIS JOY OF LIFE. . . and, I believe, his spirit will always be with you . . . many times, if you notice, things will happen that will prove that. Love always my 60 year friend! I’ll always admire what you were able to do and how hard you worked. Instead of being sad, take joy that you made many things possible for him . . . and everyone whose life you touched – including my sons’ wonderful memories of your friendship and support also. [GENE, GREG AND MARTY ALSO SEND THEIR CONDOLENCES AND LOVE)

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