June 1, 1962 ~ March 7, 2019

Born in: Gering, Nebraska
Resided in: Thornton, Colorado

Richard John Munoz, 56, passed away on March 7, 2019 in Thornton Colorado surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Gering, NE to Martin and Juanita (Hernandez) Munoz on June 1, 1962. He attended Gering Valley and Gering High School, where he graduated in 1981. Richard was an avid dancer and singer. Some of his fondest memories were from the Harmony Program at Gering High School. He married Mary Lundstrom on June 2, 1984. From their union came 5 children he loved dearly. He enjoyed fishing, cruising his cars and spending time with his family. Some of his favorite times were spent with his 3 grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Munoz; children, Amanda Munoz, Victoria Munoz, Richard Munoz II, Ariana Lundstrom Munoz and Taylor Munoz; grandchildren, Christian Munoz-Miller, Azaria Charles and Giel Charles, all of Thornton CO; siblings, Alice Castillo Rico (Gustavo) of Yuma, Martin Munoz (Cinda) of Gering, Sylvia Flores (Henry) of Scottsbluff, Juanita DeCluette (Patrick) of Lincoln, Patrick Munoz (Michelle) of Scottsbluff, Lawrence Munoz (Amanda) of Scottsbluff; brothers-in-law, Edward Lundstrom (Silvia) of Detroit, MI, Joseph Lundstrom of Gilbert, AZ, and Robert Prue (Deon) of Lawrence, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Christopher Munoz; brother-in-law, Patrick Lundstrom; treasured nephews, Daniel Griego and Cpl. Brett Lundstrom; several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 5-7pm followed by a Rosary at 7pm, both at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:30am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Visitation: March 13, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Rosary: March 13, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Funeral Mass: March 14, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
11385 Grant Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233


Reception: March 14, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
11385 Grant Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233


Graveside Service: March 14, 2019 1:30 pm

Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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  1. Dear Munoz Family,

    My heart is broken for all of you during this sad time. Wayne and I are sending you lots of love and big hugs!

  2. To my niece Victoria & Family: There are no words that I could say that would heal your hearts. Just know that God loves you and He will see you through this. Continue to lean on God! I love you and will be praying for you all! Peace & Blessings! 💜
    Aunt Joyce

  3. On behalf of the founding fathers of Shamrock Imports we express our love and prayers to you, your wonderful wife , your children, and grandchildren you were so proud of.
    You leave a huge void but we will carry on.
    Vios con dios me hermano

  4. Love you Primo! I was always one of your biggest fans! Sorry I couldn’t visit with you one more time…At least you’re not suffering anymore…Say hi to your folks and you and Gil and Joey should hook up and jam for everyone on the other side…Love you always! Prayers to your lovely family! Que En Paz Descanses!


  5. Dear Munoz Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss and this hard time. Your family is close in our prayers.

    -Guzman Family

  6. Although our times together were few and far between, I will always remember your kindness and your gentle way. You leave a beautiful legacy! Gods speed to you Rick!

    • Aunt Mary and Kids,

      The loss of someone is never easy, especially when that someone was such an amazing father, husband, and grandpa. Rest easy knowing you will all see him again but he is no longer in pain. God just needed one more angel to look over your family. Rest in heaven Unc. You will forever be missed on this earth.

      Love and Prayers,
      Katie, Que, Diego, and Dominic Massey

      • Deepest condolences to the entire family,may you always Rest in Peace, great memories from Gering Valley School days..to performing with the dance group. Love ya Rick, Suki and Family.

  7. You were with me the night I met Anna and you will always be with me man! My best man when I married her in 1983 too. I will never forget you. You were my best friend. I love you!

  8. Dear Munoz Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is
    In my thoughts and prayers. May your family find some comfort in Rev 21:3,4 “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”

  9. Mary and family, our prayers for you during this time of sorrow. We are so grateful to have been blessed with our nephew Rick. He will now join our other beloved family members with the Lord. May the memories you have bring you comfort. God bless you. Our love Aunt Doris and Uncle Arnold.

  10. My condolences to the Muñoz family. May the lord give you guidance and strength through this difficult time..
    With Love Irma, Franky and family

    • To all of Rick’s family,
      My deepest condolences to all of you.
      Rick was a good man. So funny.
      He will be missed tremendously, but he’s not suffering anymore.
      He is now your 👼 forever.
      Prayers to everyone 🙏

  11. To the Munoz Family, your dad Would have wanted all of you close and strong!
    He always made the room laugh and was one of the coolest dads to have around!. Thank you for sharing him, I hope you all find strength during this time,

  12. Our deepest condolences to the Munoz family, Ricks wife, kids and grandchildren . May you rest in peace our friend

  13. Mary and family,
    I am deeply saddened hearing about Rick’s passing. The struggle is over and now he rests in Gods Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  14. Our deepest simpathies condolences. “ Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice” John 5:28,29. A hope for the future.

  15. Rest in peace 🙏 I will never forget the memories back in the day in the gering barrio!!! Condolences to the Munoz Family

  16. Mary and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob and I will be praying for comfort and peace at this difficult time. Love you!

  17. To the Munoz family,
    He sees you from afar, but you will all be together again one day. The grave is not deep enough to hold him. God bless you all.

  18. To dear Mary,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Rick. Seems we just saw each other a few weeks ago. Hugs to you; I have always loved your strength and courage.

  19. Mary & Family, I am so very sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Huge hugs to you sweet lady.

  20. Mary,

    It has been a long time since we have seen or been in touch with either you or Rick.

    You and your family will be in my prayers as you make this journey. And remember you and Rick will be together again one day and what a Day that will be.


  21. Mary and Family,
    Don and I are deeply saddened by the news of Rick’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.


  23. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. Lots of love always Josey and Bruce Wicks
    RIP Primo Rick

  24. My deepest condolences to the entire Munoz family. I have many great memories with all of them. May he rest in peace and may God comfort each of you.
    Lynna Pina

  25. Mary and family, so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. Mary, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rick’s spirit and fond memories will help you.

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