Richard George Waken went to be with his wife Margaret Louise Gold on December 17th, 2013. She preceded him in death on December 30th, 2012. Richard was born in Enid, Oklahoma December 26th, 1929 to Alex and Sophia Waken. He grew up in Oklahoma, Indiana, and Ohio. He briefly joined the Marines and then enlisted in the US Army in 1949. While stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Base in Denver, he met Margaret and they were married on May 19th, 1950. He served our country for 20 years, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967 and retired as a Sergeant Major in 1969. He was a police officer for Adams County Sheriff's Department and retired as shop supervisor for the county. Richard is survived by four children: Margaret and husband Milford Haley of Cedar City, Utah; Georgina and husband Paul Lee of Westminster, Colorado; Richard (Sammy) of Northglenn, Colorado; and Phil and wife Diane of Thornton, Colorado. He is grandfather to 13 and great grandfather to 28. He was an awesome man who loved family, God, and country. He leaves behind an amazing legacy and will be missed by many.