Richard Murr (January 24, 1937 – October 30, 2018)
Richard Murr, 81 years old and lifelong resident of New Castle, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 30, 2018. He was born on January 24, 1937 in Glenwood Springs to Orel and Alma Murr. He lived nearly his entire life on his family’s ranch in Peach Valley just west of New Castle. He went to elementary school for a short time at the Peach Valley one room school house on County Road 214 before the school moved into town. He graduated from the New Castle High School in 1954 and went to college at Mesa in Grand Junction before transferring to Colorado A & M (Colorado State University) in Fort Collins. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture and used this degree his entire life on his family’s ranch growing and harvesting various kinds of fruit and alfalfa hay.
He married his beautiful bride Linda Kindall on January 7, 1967 and they had the blessing of spending nearly 52 years together. During this time, they raised their 6 children and taught them the value of hard work, the importance of your word and a handshake, and having God in the center of it all. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, working the land on his family’s ranch, tinkering in his shop and going hunting and fishing with his kids. Richard was quick witted, had a great sense of humor and could carry a conversation with anyone. He is survived by his wife Linda, his 6 children: Cindy Murr (Scott), Randy Murr (Jackie), Ryan Murr (Andrea), Rick Murr (Stephanie), Misty Grosse (Jason) and Rocky Murr (Ashley) his brother Bob Murr (Ruth), 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2nd at New Creation Church at 2:00 PM. Viewing will take place prior from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the New Castle Cemetery. A social gathering will take place immediately following the burial ceremony at New Creation Church. Please come celebrate his life and share a story.