Richard O. 'Dick' Finley, 75, passed away Feb. 13, 2012. Survived by his wife, Firn; sons, Joe and Lonnie (Chandria); sister, Flora Hansford; grandchildren, Terin (Deona), Dylon and Connor; great-grandchildren, Willow and Izabella. Dick was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Samoth, Ill. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from the City of Pueblo, having worked in the city greenhouses for many years, and most recently worked at Home Depot. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. We were so sorry to hear about Dick. Even though we are family we didn’t spend as much time as we would have liked with all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

  2. A last goodbye to my brother in law. I will miss hearing your voice when I call to talk to my sister. We will miss you….

  3. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you during this difficult time. Trust in the Lord, and he will give you the strength to get through each day. Love,brother Robert and wife Diane from Omaha,NE

  4. Dick Finley was probably one of kindest and nicest persons I know and i had the opportunity to work with him at the city. It always amased me as to his willingness to help all of the folks he meant at the greenhouse. Dick was a true civil servant and was probably one of puebo greatest ambassadors. Every time I have the opportunity to pass mineral palace park and when ever i have the occasion to see a beautiful flower i think of Dick. Thanks for alowing me to call you a friend and all those times when you allowed me to escape reality at the greenhouse.Pueblo is certainly a btter place because of you.

  5. Dick Finley was probably one of kindes and nicest persons I know and had the opportunity to work with him at the city. It always amased me as to his willingness to help all of the folks he meant at the greenhouse. Dick was a true civil servant and was probably one of puebo greatest ambassadors. Every time I have the opportunity to pass mineral palace park and when ever i have the occasion to see a beautiful flower i think of Dick. Thanks for alowing me to call you a friend and all those times when you allowed me to escape reality at the greenhouse.Pueblo is certainly a btter place because of you.

  6. It will be a silent spring at Home Depot. Dick was always there with a small and kind word. He is dancing with the angels in Heavens Gardens.

  7. As a young single mother trying to get through school I was assigned to the city greenhouse as a workstudy student. “Grandpa” Finley taught me more at the greenhouse than I could have learned in a million years in college. He understood not only plants, but all living things and especially people. He was so proud of his family. Firn, you are the love of his life and that love will wrap you in a blanket of light for all time. I never met another man who gave such unconditional love and had the compassion that I saw in “Grandpa” Finley. I am a better, kinder and more loving person because of him and I will be forever grateful I could call “Grandpa” Finley my friend. My prayers go out to his beautiful family. He will be missed.

  8. Mrs. Finley and family, I wish to give you all of my deepest condolences. I have lost people in the past that I have worked with, but none affected me like Richard. I consider him one my most favorite co-workers ever. We became very close when your baby and my son were going through difficult times. Praise the Lord, they both overcame their problems. I will often think of Dick and also have prayed for his family he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. God Bless all of you….Frank Lisac

  9. Dick was first my friend at Home Depot,and soon became more like family so I gave him the name Ricardo. He had a beautiful outlook on life, and marrige.I will miss him deeply,but God now has the best to make his garden grow. Love&Sorrow Mykol,Claudia,& Antonio

  10. Always loved the days Dick had an appointment at the dentist..I havn’t lived in Colorado for many years but memories of him coming to Dr. Shoemakes for his appointment have remained with me..Dick was always smiling and positive and such a joy to visit with. He always had something interesting to talk about and made an impact on my life. A good person. My prayers to the family for strength during this difficult time.

  11. Richard, now you can eat ALL the soup up from me & THANK YOU for being a great teacher & friend at Home Depot. Now tend those beautiful gardens in heaven & we will see each other soon!!!!!

  12. Daddy I sit here thinking of all the times we spent together fishing, shooting, working in the shop together, you teaching me how to shoot my BB gun in the basement.How you taught me to treat a woman and a family. the things you taught me that you didn’t even know you were teaching me in daily life.the look in your eyes as I looked up to you will forever be imprinted in my heart.When I look in the mirror I see you dad looking back at me. As I write this note I can feel your warmth around me, as I know you are still ,and will forever be with me. I made you a promise when I was a child on one of our fishing trips, I still remember that promise dad. And as you taught me growing up, to stand up to your words and always do your best to make sure you follow through on them,On Sat, the 25th of Feb.2012, As that song is playing ,you and I will know the true meaning of it..I will miss you dad, more than words could ever express

    Love Champ!

  13. My friend, I am so sad you have to go through this. I can’t believe I will never run into him for another visit. For all the good it does my thoughts are with you. Love ya, Diane

  14. Well POP, I just wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for all you’ve done the past 50 years to make me the man I am today. It’s been an incredible journey, and now we begin a brand new adventure. I will be talking to you all the time, so be ready to guide me daily and keep me on the right path!

    And I promise you that I will always be here for MOM!

    I miss you deeply POP and LOVE you with all my heart!

    Your eldest son, JOE :~)

  15. Morning Froggy this is Peaches telling you how much I love you and will miss you with all my heart but I know you are out of pain now. YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER IN MY HEART!
    LOVE PEACHES

  16. I read with sadness while in Mexico the passing of Dick. I have worked with remarkable people in the government but none like Dick. His positive attitude and friendly smile was always a picker upper. When I went to Home Depot I always looked for him. He made a positive impact on me and for that I am grateful. My condolences to the family.

  17. Richard was a good friend while we worked together at Home Depot. He truly loved his family and was a huge help to my family by urging me to apply for VA benefits. He will be missed. We are sorry for your loss.

    Steve and Pat Helmick

  18. Richard was a kind and gentle man. He never had anything bad to say about anyone and did what he was asked whether it bothered him or not. He will truly be missed. I learned a lot from him in the garden area while he was at home depot

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