Crawford resident Richard "Rich" J. Eakin Jr. died Friday, July 17, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 51.
A celebration of life will be held in August.
Mr. Eakin is survived by his girlfriend, Sandy Johnson; his parents, Dick and Sheri Eakin; his daughters, Celia George and Ashley Eakin, all of Crawford; two brothers, Ryan Eakin of Crawford and Bobbie Eakin of Billings, Mont.; and two granddaughters, Caidence and Elexa.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.