In Memory

Richard Ness

Richard Ness

Richard Ness

September 23, 1960- February 6, 2006

Richard "Rick" Ness, Cobbler Classmate of 1979, passed away on February 6, 2006.         RIP Ricky

Rick was born on September 23, 1960.  He is survived by his parents Gerald & Darlene Ness, of Rapid City, two brothers: Daniel, of New Orleans, and Gordon, of Vail, CO.  Survivors also include two sisters: Lynette and Lenora, of St. Augustine, FL, and Canistota, SD, respectively.

Rick's children are his son Rick of Rapid City, and three daughters: Amanda, Brittany, and Chelsea, all in Colorado.

Rick lived in Littleton, CO, for 21 years.  At the time of his passing, Rick was the Meat Department Manager for K-Mart Superstores.  He had also worked in the past for King Foods in the same capacity.

Rick died of heart failure on February 6, 2006, in Grand Lake, Colorado.


The photo above was copied from Rick's funeral service program.

Above: Rick with daughter Brittany on a motorcycle ride in Sturgis, SD, '05.

 Rick and his youngest daughter, Chelsea.

 Rick with middle daughter, Brittany.
 A proud Ricky Ness, with his first elk...a 5-pointer!


The Class of '79 is grateful to Gerald and Darlene Ness for supplying Rick's information and photos.   May '09.

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02/11/09 11:10 AM #1    

Kim Brown (Fank)

When we were in the seventh grade, Rick sat in front of me in homeroom class. I was very shy and he used to sit and talk to me all the time. From that year on whenever he saw me he would always give me a big smile and say Hello. It meant alot to me being as shy as I was. I miss that smile.

02/22/09 11:44 PM #2    

Pete Cabrera

Rick was awesome. I knew him since grade school. He was a genuine and fun-loving guy that always had a good heart. He would go out of his way to help anyone who really needed it.

04/05/09 01:51 AM #3    

Teri Bauer

I knew Rick from grade school on up to Central. I will always remember his laugh. He always said hello and would talk to you.

05/14/09 09:42 PM #4    

Lisa Tillett

OMG.. I am so sad to hear that he is gone. I "dated" or "went out" or whatever it was called in 8th grade. Some of you might remember the "Danny Harville Fight at the Church." 8th grade... South Jr. High. He was right by my side. One black eye later... a moment I'm not proud of but will always remember.

05/23/09 04:24 AM #5    

Sue Ghere (Garofalo)

I knew Rick from grade school through high school and was really sad to hear about this. Rick was always very sweet to me and all the girls I hung around with. We will miss you! God be with your family now and always!

07/09/09 08:50 PM #6    

Mark Rudebusch

Rick was so easy to get along with...and Lisa I do remember Rick right there with you at "the fight"...

05/13/10 02:52 PM #7    

Jeff McDonald

Rick was a great guy.  I'm sorry we didn't stay in touch.  I sure would've liked to ride our Harleys together.

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