Richard EdgarRudisill Jr.

Richard Edgar Rudisill, Jr., also known as “Rudy,” “Rickie”, or just plain “Rick,” a character in his own right and lifeguard extraordinaire, died at the age of 68 on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Rick lost his battle with prostate cancer, but was able to see many of his family members and friends in his last days.

He loved his job as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Marge E. Hudak pool in Bailey, Colo., where he worked for many years and touched the lives of many of the children and parents of the Platte Canyon School District.

Rick was born in Stockton, Calif. where he grew up waterskiing on the delta. He enjoyed going to Dillon Beach, Calif. to hunt for Horseneck clams with his two younger brothers, Peter and Craig, and his son Lucas, as well as cousins and other family members.

He loved trying new sports and was one of the first snowboarders in the early 80’s in Germany, when he mail ordered his first snowboard from Jake Burton. He worked as a journeyman tradesman in California for many years before he ran the autocraft shop in Bad Toelz, Germany at the Flint Kaserne (Special forces base).

Rick also built custom log homes for several years in Summit County and South Park. He was also a stay-at-home dad with his son Lucas for a few years. Rick was a skilled welder and had many other talents, along with fishing and hunting with his father on many trips to Colorado in his early years.

Rick was married twice, and moved to Colorado with his second wife. He met his girlfriend Terri Newberg and they lived many years together in Conifer.

He is survived by his son Lucas and two brothers, Peter Rudisill and family and Craig Rudisill and family.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard E Rudisill, and Frances V. Rudisill.

He will be missed, but may he never be forgotten.

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