Richard Allen Deem

Born: Sat., May 3, 1958
Died: Thu., May 2, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., May 09, 2019
Location: Mountain Memorial Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 10, 2019
Location: Little Chapel of the Hills

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Richard "Jock" Deem 
Richard Deem, 60, passed away unexpected from heart failure on May 2, 2019.  He was born in Witchita Falls, Texas on May 3, 1958.  His mother, Betty, and step-father, Mike Ketterling raised Richard and his siblings Andrea, Debbie and Jeff with love and caring.
Richard, resident of Lake George, CO; was the longtime owner of Vic's Heating and Air in Woodland Park, CO.  Richard enjoyed working, but also taking vacations with his grandkids.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He did both in Colorado and Alaska.  In Alaska, he got a large moose that was noted in the Boone and Crockett Book.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Patricia Schemel, beloved children: Jackie (Jeremy) Meyer of South Carolina; Richard Deem of Washington state and step-daughter Amanda Schemel of Colorado; loving sister Debbie and brother Jeff (Alison); cherished grandchildren: Jersie and Jamison Meyer; Alexia and Lochlan Maneck and Ricara Deem.  He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.
Richard is preceded in death by his mother, Betty, step-father, Mike and his sister, Andrea.
Richard was a truly loved husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He will be forever loved.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4 - 6 pm at Mountain Memorial Funeral Home, 51 County Road 5, Divide, CO  80814.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at Little Chapel of the Hills, 69 County Road 5, Divide, CO  80814.

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Donna Brazill
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
I am sorry very sorry for your loss. Please reach out if we can help in any way.

Debra Conley
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
My dear sweet Pat I am so sorry for your loss my brother was a special man he was truly loved by many. He went way too young in that grief is heavy on our hearts all I can do is pray for you his children and his grandchildren that what time we will heal. I love you jock we may have not always Been close but we are brother and sister I pray you are with mom now take care of her I love you your sister Debra

Above Treeline Construction
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Richard. He has been a close colleague to all of us here at Above Treeline for many years and his sense of humor and friendship will be greatly missed. He will remain fondly in our memories. Our love and condolences also go out to Richards family in this difficult time. - Dennis and the Above Treeline Construction Team

Alison Hamilton-Deem
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019

UNENDING CIRCLE IN PALE SHADES OF COLOR was sent by Jeff and Alison Deem.

Richard, You will be missed but never forgotten. You have captured a place in our hearts. Rest in Peace. Love You, Jeff and Alison Deem

Andrew Maneck
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family for your lose. We will miss Richard, a very strong dad and grandfather.

   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
i have known Richard 25 years. Never have i known someone as honest and straight forward as Richard was. Always willing to go above and beyond to help people no matter the inconvenience to him. Never will we be able to replace Richard as we are all worse off for his passing. May you be on that everlasting Alaska trip! Happy travels to you!

Tanya Page
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
I am so very sorry for you and your families loss... my heart is broken for y’all. Richard was such a great person, and always so helpful. I will continue to pray for you all, during this difficult time. Love you!

Lana Faber
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019

My very deepest sympathies to you and your Family. I saw the Love you shared with Rich 25 years ago while we worked at PAE; I can only imagine how much that love has grown. I am so very sorry. Much love, hugs, and prayers for healing and peace. Love you, Lana

Jimmie Michaelis
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
Dearest Pat and family
Words can't express the feeling of loss I have when I think of Richard. But I also remember times of great joy when we were playing together either here in Alaska or there in Colorado. I will miss those times more than I can say. I know he will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have met/known him. May God bless you and hold in His comforting arms.

Rich Patterson
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
I truly enjoyed Richard's knowledge and personal wit. He seemed to know something about nearly everything and in such a way that makes it applicable. I will miss seeing and waiving to him in our neighborhood. May God continue to bless him on his soul's journey.

Earl & Deb Huntley
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
HUGS and LOVE So So Sorry for your loss😪
Your Memories are FOREVER 🙏💖 🌻🌷🌻

Robert and Marianne Elder
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
We are so very sad to hear of Richard's passing. We knew him for several years and learned to love his dependability, humor, and vast knowledge. He was just a great guy and we will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to his wife and family.

Robert and Marianne Elder

Beth Gregory
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Pat, I am so very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I'll never forget the first time I met him, he helped me save a Real Estate deal that was quickly going South. He was very honest and knowledgeable about his work and built a great reputation in the business community. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Richard will be missed by many.

Caroline Pyle
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Pat and Lexi,
I can't even begin to express my sadness and sympathy for you both. I will keep an extra eye on Lexi until the end of the school year.
Please know that we are here for you.

Jeb Bridgeman
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
I first met Richard in 2001 and noticed he had an Alaska license plate. He said he had moved back from there so I asked him why. He quickly pointed at the sun and said “That.”

Such a generous an patient man if he knew a guy had his wits about him. He taught me a lot about what he did and wouldn’t bat an eye to drive an hour out to a property I was care-taking to walk me through a repair. He’d say, “You’ve got to be smarter than the average bear with this piece of equipment because I don’t want to have to drive out all this way again for something easy.”

I didn’t know his family but you are in my prayers. I just got word of this and was in sorrow to have missed his service. He will be missed.....

Aunt Jean Uncle Tom Mason
   Posted Sun May 12, 2019
Aunt Jean Uncle Tom -So sorry for your loss,remeeting Richard as a young man, was sent home way to early but God has his own timing . Take care of the family. I am his aunt on his Dad's side

Timothy M Hanes
   Posted Tue June 25, 2019
Richard will truly be missed a great deal. Pat we are so, so sorry for your loss.

God bless.

Tim & Connie Hanes

Julie Boomer
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Oh my gosh, I just found out about Richard today. I am so very sorry. My deepest condolences to Pat and to everyone who loved Richard. We loved him as a respected Contractor and we considered him to be our friend. We are deeply saddened to hear this news. He was such a good man; kind, honest, fair, and a person that my husband and I are grateful to have had the privilege to have known. May God bless Richard, and may He provide peace for all of you with this devastating loss. We are so sorry.

David & Donna Dibble
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
We had many dealings with Richard and help me in my business. Always kind words and never said no. We considered Richard as a friend and talked about his trips to Alaska. Bless this family and our prayers are with you.

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