Richard V. Brewer, 81, of Pinedale, Wyo., passed away Jan. 6, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Richard was born April 13, 1940, in Spearfish, S.D., to Kyle E. and Naomi (Crippen) Brewer. His family moved from Lander, Wyo., to Pinedale when Richard was 12 years old and he went on to graduate from Pinedale High School in 1960. He joined the U.S. Army in 1961 and served overseas in Germany. He married his sweetheart Rosemarie Priester on June 12, 1964 in West Berlin, Germany, and was honorably discharged from the service that same year. He and Rosemarie moved back to Pinedale and settled down and raised their three children, Tracy, Keith and Kimberly. Richard worked on the Pape Ranch for 39 years and also in the oil and gas field, retiring in 2015. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed horsemanship, boating, camping and hunting and was a member of the Pinedale V.F.W. Post No. 4801, Masonic Lodge No. 47 AF&AM and the Eastern Star.
Richard is survived by his wife Rosemarie Brewer; children Tracy Brewer, Keith (Dana) Brewer and Kimberly Kellum; brother Edward Brewer; sister Charlotte Faler; and grandchildren Chelsee (Mike) Ferris, Cassidy, Joshua and Trinity Kellum and Matazie and Kyle Brewer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kyle and Naomi Brewer, and son-in-law Gabe Kellum.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale.