Richard Ray Wille died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his home in Craig. He was 67.
He was born Aug. 23, 1943, to Ray and Glee Wille in Kankakee , Ill.
Rich graduated high school In Longmont, and attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he graduated in 1965 with a degree in secondary education. His primary occupation was teaching, and during that time he enjoyed coaching baseball and football.
Throughout his life, Rich also worked many other jobs including guide and outfitting, drilling, and welding.
He was happiest when he was outdoors whether riding his horse or hunting.
There were also many happy moments spent with family, friends and his dog.
He is survived by sons Mike (Tara) Wille and their four children, of Meeker, and John Wille and his two children, of Craig; daughter Kathy (Ron) Hockett and their two children, of Hayden; sisters Barbara (John) Mulvaney, of Billings, Mont., and Sandy (Michael) Price, of Longmont.
A service was Thursday, Aug. 11,2011, at Grant Mortuary in Craig.