Richard “Dick” C. Phillips

Richard (Dick) C. Phillips, 85, of Laramie, WY, passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side on July 6, 2024.

Dick was born on July 28, 1938, in Newcastle, WY. After graduating from Sheridan, WY, in 1956, Dick joined the Airforce and served our country honorably.

In 1962, Dick married the love of his life Kathy Paulson in Sheridan, WY, and had two daughters, Rochelle and Holly. Dick and Kathy were successful business owners, owning several gas stations and an auto repair/car parts store. After retirement, Dick enjoyed doing side jobs with his dump truck and skid steer, always a handyman.

Dick was one of the original members of the Laramie Trap Club, a strong supporter of the Wyoming Cowboys, loved snowmobiling and spending time at his cabin. Dick treasured his Wednesday poker parties and his morning coffee club with his buddies. Dick took great pleasure in telling stories of his childhood, raising his daughters, and memories of his grandchildren.  Dick enjoyed nothing more than being with his family and friends and his sidekick, Millie.

Dick was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Eleanor, his three sisters, Wendy, Joanne, and Donna, and his loving wife Kathy.  Dick is survived by his companion, Linda Craven; his two daughters and their spouses, Rochelle Phillips and Gary Schmid and Holly and Don Pedersen; his grandchildren Chelsie and Joe Mathews, Chris and Erica Pedersen, Heather Swallow, and Mychal Pedersen; and his seven great grandchildren, Taylor, Samantha, Jaxen, Miya, Cole, Tanner, and Madalynn.

To honor Dick’s wishes, there will not be a formal funeral service but a celebration of life at a later date. We invite you to celebrate Dick’s memory in your own ways, we know that he will be with us all in spirit.

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Condolences (11)

  • Betty Jo Gillum

    We will miss Dick he was a great friend. He lived a good life and enjoyed his 85 years. The family is in our thoughts. John and Betty Jo

  • Alan and Roberta Schimek

    Rachelle and all of your family. So sorry to read about your Dad and Grandpa. We know he's now with your mom enjoying watching over all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are thinking of each of you. I enjoyed having him for a bus driver for school activities with FCCLA. May he rest in peace. Al and Bobbie Schimek

  • Charles Bohlen

    Cheli, Gary and family, Kay and I are sorry that Dick has passed. We always enjoy his company up here at Foxborough. He was an important part of our community. We send prayers and condolences. Chuck and Kay

  • Julie and Duane Houchin

    So sorry to hear od Dicks passing. Fond memories of dinner at at the Elks with Dick and Kathy. Sending sympathy and love to all Julie and Duane Houchin

  • Guy W. Scarpelli

    Shelley and Holly, I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. Such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

  • Richard Ryan

    I am so sad to hear of Dick's passing. Dick was such an inspiration in my life. I’ll never forget the valuable lessons he taught me, and the wonderful memories I have. He will be forever missed.

  • Bill McGraw.

    Sorry for your loss. Dick was an honest and fair businessman.



  • Joseph Vigil

    Joseph and Patsy Vigil send our condolences to the family. Joe misses his coffee buddy.

  • Colleen Jacobs

    Shelly and Holly so sorry for your loss. Keeping you guy in our prayers.

  • Brad & Ty Jackson

    I am so very saddened to hear of Dick's passing, I have nothing but wonderful memories for what seems like 50 years (or more) - with the Laramie Trap Club, friendships with my family, vehicle repairs, and Cowboy sports. All my best to his family and friends.


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