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Obituary-Richard F. Bartholomew

Richard F. Bartholomew, 80, passed away May 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorlas Bartholomew. Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores; children, Cindy Ludwig of Pueblo, Rick (Karen) Bartholomew and Sandy Smotherman of Pagosa Springs, William (Valerie) Bartholomew of Thermopolis, Wyo., and Kathy Jo Bartholomew (Mark) of Durango; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Bartholomew of Yarnal, Ariz., and Robert B. (Mae) Bartholomew of La Junta. Richard served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the sales manager for McCulloch in Pueblo West until 1975. He was the president of the Holbrook Fishing Club in Swink. He loved to hunt and fish, and was well known for his fish frys.

Richard moved to Pagosa Springs where he continued in the real estate business until 1995. Once again he was instrumental in growing and making Pagosa Springs what it is today. Special thank you to Pat and Ashley Larkins.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later time. Online condolences at

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