Richard Elsworth Stout
Richard “Bud” Elsworth Stout was born July 19, 1930, in Perma, Mont., to Hart and Irene (Cook) Stout. He spent his childhood in Oregon and his military service in the Coast Guard.Bud was a truck driver and lived in DeBeque since 1980. Bud married Dovie Sheperd on Nov. 27, 1981, in Las Vegas.He was known as “Bud” to all his family and friends. Bud loved to go hunting and fishing, and spent many hours playing cards with his family and friends. Before his health started to fail, Bud and his wife traveled the United States in their little pickup and truly enjoyed life. He was a great father, stepfather, husband and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all.He passed away Feb. 20, 2005, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction at the age of 74.He is survived by his wife, Dovie Stout of DeBeque; sons James (Oneta) Stout of Battlement Mesa, Mike Hastecet of DeBeque, Glen Hastecet of Washington, and Ricky (Grace) Stout of Washington; daughter Delores Williams of DeBeque; stepdaughters Evelyn (Tom) Hohenberger of DeBeque, and Judy (Mark) Lucas of California; stepsons John (Gloria) Guches of Oregon and Eric Guches of Parachute; sisters Georgann Moline of California, and Mary Jane (Carl) Henderson of California; brothers Lyle (Helen) Stout of Montana; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, son Eddie Stout, grandchild Virginia Stout, sister Marie Michelsen and brother Albert Stout.No services are scheduled; cremation has taken place. The Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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