Richard T. Williams

richard williams

October 17, 1933 ~ January 11, 2020

Born in: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Richard T. Williams, 86, passed away Jan. 11, 2020. Survived by wife of 64 years, Betty Jean (DeSalvo) Williams; children, Ricky T. Williams and Lonna J. Williams (Michael) Stolper; grandchildren, Shea Williams and Sierra J. Williams; brother-in-law, Russell A. DeSalvo and sister-in-law Carolyn DeSalvo; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph T. “Tom” Williams and Fern (Burrill) Williams; brother, Burrill Williams; sister, Beverley Dwight; brother-in-law, Frank Dwight; in-laws, Russell and Frances (Papish) DeSalvo; and sister-in-law, Rose Marie (DeSalvo) Jennings. Richard worked as a welder at Johnny’s Boiler Shop before spending 30 years as welder at CF&I. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin he built in Bonanza, CO, driving his Jeep on the mountain roads and hunting and fishing with family and long-time friends. Richard was a master craftsman. Known for his tireless work ethic, he always had a project underway. His ability to build, create or repair any object made from wood or metal, from houses to industrial equipment, furniture, machinery and vehicles, was second to none. Richard was a strong, ethical man who loved his wife and family most of all. Scripture service, 2 p.m. Thursday January 16, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Parish, 1145 S Aspen Street, Pueblo, CO. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery immediately following service. The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55909. Online condolences,


Funeral Service: January 16, 2020 2:00 pm

St. Joseph Church
1145 S. Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81006


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  1. Richard you will be sadly missed. I enjoyed seeing you every day at Sharmar and giving you chocolates. That big smile lit up the room. Rest in Peace.

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