Richard Dell "Dick" Tracy
May 7, 1943 - December 30, 2012
Richard Dell "Dick" Tracy, age 69 was embraced by our Lord on December 30, 2012. Mr. Tracy, a resident of Colorado Springs, passed away after an extended illness. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Richard was born on May 7, 1943 to Nevin and Lillian Tracy in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition, he attended and graduated from Kennedy-Western University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was employed and retired as the founding Director of School District #11 Security, which set the standard in Colorado for school safety and security in schools. He also became one of the first true gang experts used by school districts and law enforcement statewide as well as nationwide and later became a speaker and author on the subjects of gangs and school security.
He married Linda Sue "Suzy" Tracy on January 4, 1964, in Colorado Springs. Both loved to travel while using their motor home with the company of their beloved grandchildren. Richard and the late Suzy Tracy attended the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Episcopal). Richard was a joyful and willing volunteer, serving boxes of food to numerous charities weekly. He served as Vice President and Treasurer of S.T.I.N.G. (Security Threat Intelligence network Group), an organization that works closely with Law Enforcement to help combat gang activity and violence and worked to turn around troubled youth. He shared his everlasting love and infectious smile that impacted MANY individuals. He was a devoted Christian, and loved to serve the Lord. He simply had a deep and abiding faith and was truly a living example of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Passion, Understanding, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness and Gentleness.
He is survived by his two sons, Eric Dell Tracy of Aurora, Colorado, and Patrick Nevin Tracy of Littleton, Colorado, Eric's wife Susan Kay Tracy, and his two sons, Joshua Dell and Jacob Evan Tracy, his wife Marcia Melrose-Tracy of Colorado Springs, along with her sons and daughters Jordan M. Yount, Columbia MO, wife Martha, Gregory A. Yount, Frederick CO, wife Karen, sons Connor and Hunter, Mark E. Yount, Cramerton NC, wife Jennifer, Christina L. Lincoln, Denver CO, Clinton L. Lincoln, Columbia MO. In addition, he had two brothers, Nevin Harry Tracy, Jr., Northglenn CO, James Albert Tracy, Littleton CO, and one, step sister, Mary Jane Nicholson, Dallas, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held with family on Sunday January 6, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave.
The memorial service will be held Monday, at 11:00 a.m. on January 7th, at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Episcopal), 7400 Tudor Road, with Rev. Gary J. Parker presiding. A reception for all will follow the celebration of Richard "Dick" Tracy's life.
Graveside service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery following the memorial service and reception at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard Tracy's name to the American Cancer Society.