Richard Lee Mansfield was born May 18, 1939, in Craig, to Walter and Louise (Gammell) Mansfield. He was raised and attended school in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 1957. Following high school, Richard attended a vo-tech school, where he studied TV repair.
He had various occupations during his life including raising and breaking horses, running his own asphalt business in Las Vegas, working for Savage Brothers Trucking as a truck driver, as a heavy equipment operator in road construction and for Moffat County Road and Bridge Department.
Richard married Gladys Shaffer on November 4,1984, in Las Vegas. Richard enjoyed life and his spare time was spent fishing and hunting.
Richard died on Friday, Aug. 25 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Mansfield of Craig; daughters, Denise Speare of Lodi, Calif., Marianne Maigatter of Craig, and Tammy (Robert) Cowles of New--port, Ore.; sons, Allan (Beverly) Mansfield and Dale Mansfield, both of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Gerry Simpson of Craig; brother, Charles (Beth) Mansfield of Craig; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Cleman, Jack, Bill and James, and a son, Terry.
Memorial services were held Friday at First Christian Church, with Mervin Johnson officiating. Musical numbers were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Church in the Wildwood," sung by Wanda Brown and accompanied by
Anne Carr. Honorary pallbearers were all of Richard's family and his many friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.