Rick V. Wallingford

rick wallingford

September 20, 1945 ~ November 11, 2018

Resided in: Beulah, CO

Rick V. Wallingford, 73, Beulah, Colo. passed away on Nov. 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton Wallingford and Betty Nesbitt. Rick is survived by his daughters, Gail Wallingford-Ingo and Sharon (Don) Kenley; his partner, Juanita 'Nita' Anderson; two brothers; three grandsons; two great-grandsons; and numerous other cherished friends and family members. Rick lived a lifetime of law enforcement and rodeo, both of which he was deeply committed to and respected for. He was a gentleman with old time cowboy flare, that was never at a loss for words and anyone who had an association with him whether it be for a minute, a day or a lifetime was treated with great respect and consideration. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. The family requests, in lieu of food and flowers, donations be made to CMU Rodeo Team, c/o Kevin Bates, 1450 North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. So very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I, Tom Schryver, went to school with Rick in Victor/Cripple Creek. My wife, Gwen had the privelege of getting to meet Rick. Praying for comfort for the family.

  2. I had the pleasure and honor of working with Rick for 5 years in the District Attorney’s Office in Eagle. I wish I had met him sooner. He was a fine man and a great law enforcement officer. He was held in high esteem by all who worked with him.
    He talked fondly of his children and grandchildren. I know he will be missed. My sympathies to all of you.

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Rick when he was an investigator with the District Attornrys offices in Chaffee and Lake counties. I was a Patrol Sergeant with the Salida police Department and an Investigator sith the Chaffee County Sheriff’s office in the Detention Division. We have lost one hella of a Cowboy,cop, and a dear friend. Rick was good police. Rest in peace my dear friend

  4. The news that Rick passed away is sad but to me more of a shocker. I met Rick when I was an 18 year old dispatcher at the Pueblo S.O. Rick was one of the Patrol Sgts. and I wanted to be a deputy just like him. When I became 21, the S.O. sent me to the Police Academy and I came back to the S.O. a Patrol Deputy and Rick was my Sgt. Rick probably didn’t think he’d have to babysit a young deputy as I. I learned so much from Rick. After my days at the Pueblo S.O., the Pueblo P.D., and the Pueblo CBI Office, I lost track of Rick until my assignment at CBI HQ. One day I met Rick in the elevator as he was bringing evidence to the CBI lab. Rick then was an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office in Park County. During my time at CBI HQ, I ran into Rick several more times and it was always a joy to see his great big smile and to hear his deep deep voice. Rick, you were a huge influence on me and I appreciate that so much. You will truly be missed / Luis

  5. I had the distinct pleasure to work with Rick for a number of years. He was one of my investigators when I worked in the District Attorney’s Office. He was a consummate professional and I never had concern for his quality of work. As good as he was as an investigator, I will remember him as a master storyteller. I never tired of hearing his tales of the rodeo circuit and the characters he knew. I was saddened to hear of his passing. We have lost a good one!

  6. I’ll miss you Rick. Thank you for sharing the gifts of your insightful and dedicated detective work and your plainspoken country wit. Godspeed friend

  7. Heaven gained another great Cowboy. Prayers and thoughts to all Rocks family and friends. Which is a long list. Rick keep watching over us feom the greatest arena there is.

  8. I am so sorry for the loss of Rick. You are in my prayers that God will give you strength and comfort through this difficult time.

  9. We are so sorry for the loss of Rick. He was quite the guy!! May God comfort all of you and guide you through the days and months ahead!

  10. To my friend Gayle I loved your dad with all my heart he took care of me all these years and our association our hearts are broken for your families loss please know we will pray for your healing hearts and knowcyour dad will always be with you. Love Boots (this is what Rick called me)

  11. We have lost a great friend and life long ambassador for the sport of rodeo. Rick you will be greatly missed and the Lord has gained another great cowboy to judge the rodeos in Heaven!

  12. I (and a lot of others) have lost a great friend. I will remember the fun times I had bantering with him. Even though he was 10 years younger than I am
    I never missed a chance to introduce him as my “Grandpa”.

  13. This is a time for gathering all the best of a good life into the pages of memory, to be held in our hearts forever. May new strength come with the quiet comfort memories can impart and may the light of love keep Rick close forever in your heart.

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