Theodore Richard “Rick” Pena, 75, of Laramie, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. He was born December 1, 1947 to Epemeno “Pima” and Soledad “Sally” (Rodriguez) Pena in Laramie ,WY.
Rick grew up and graduated high school in Laramie. He worked and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad.
He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and camping.
Rick enjoyed life and appreciated his friends. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and served as president.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pima and Sally Pena; sister, Thelma Pena; and brother, Steve Pena.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Atkinson-Pena of Laramie; his children, Steven Pena, Annette Pena, Nathaniel Pena, and Casey Atkinson; numerous grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vigil & Rosary Service will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Liturgy will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2023 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
First, our deepest condolences to Kim, Nate, Annette, Steve, Casey and all the family! RICKY!! We just talked not too long ago, making plans for srping time visits. It was a shock and I am so sad to have to let you go. So many memories have raced to my mind. YOUR HEARTY laugh, was so contagious, and could be heard anytime you were present. We will miss you Primo! I know that all of our familia, greeted you with hugs, music and love. Please give them all our love, and know that we will all keep you in our hearts and memories always! LOVE YOU!!
My condolences to Steven, Annette, and Nate. He was a wonderful man. I will cherish his kind and humorous soul. He was blessed. It's time to rest, he did his best don't be sad you made him proud I was a witness to that. We all can reflect on who he was, What comes to mind is what he gave this world. Love. Thank you Rick, say hello to Grandpa and Grandma Pena, Steven and Sister. Love you Dad .
So sorry for your loss Kim. You are in my thoughts. Praying for you.
Cuz'n Rick! Gosh darn-it...At least the last time we talked we laughed as we usually did :-) Give all our familia up there lots of love from all of us left down here. You will forever be LOVED and MISSED. Your fave Cuz'n Roni Rodriguez.
Rick was always a pleasure to see and I will miss him. My condolences Nate and all of family.
It is with a very heavy heart that I offer my deepest condolences to Ricky’s family. We went through St Laurence School together, as well as, Laramie Senior High School. Ricky was always the consummate gentleman and his smile made us all feel just a little more comfortable. Find peace in knowing that others share in your loss.
Thank you for sharing. It's always nice to hear from dad's friends Nate
My thoughts go out to Rick's family and friends. Growing up in Laramie, I only knew him as "Ricky". He held his friends close but he held his family much closer. I appreciated his never-ending kindness. His life was well-lived. We are all so fortunate to have had him in ours.
Thank you so much Nate
my condolences to the family of rick,from 1st to 12th grade,twice in the second grade,school partners, rest in peace bro,billy martinez
Our Thoughts and Prayers for all of Rick’s Family. He will be greatly missed by everyone. With Love , Kagel and Meredith Families
My heartfelt condolences to the Pena Family. May the memory of Ricky be a blessing.
Our condolences to the family, Ricky was a good guy. He will be missed.