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Richard W. Scully

December 8th, 1951 - February 5th, 2017

Richard Warren Scully, 65, of Lyons, Colorado, was born December 8, 1951 in Bayside, Queens, New York and died February 5, 2017. He passed away at home with his wife at his side of a recurrence of lymphoma. He was predeceased by his parents, Martha and William Scully and is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Jane Howell, and his brothers, Doug, Steve and Tom Scully and their families. He earned degrees from Penn State University, Cornell University, and the University of Colorado, �moving to Boulder in 1978, then to Lyons in 1999. Rich took pride in his work as an environmental engineer focusing on movement of chemicals in groundwater. Rich�s gentle, strong, and uncomplaining approach to life meant he very rarely mentioned his own sufferings or the imperfections of others. The joys of his life were engaging with nature and being with friends, usually at the same time.� Constantly learning more about our native botany, he shared his knowledge as a popular instructor and field trip leader for the Colorado Native Plant Society. At home, he loved gardening to create a natural landscape with local plants and native materials.� In addition to biking and hiking, Rich liked traveling and camping with Mary Jane in beautiful areas of Colorado and the Western US. He enjoyed working as a volunteer for many local agencies, including the City of Boulder, Boulder County, Jefferson County, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program, primarily making surveys of rare plant populations. He was also an instructor for Native Plant Masters. At this time no service is scheduled.� Contributions may be made to the Colorado Native Plant Society. Cremation has been entrusted to Blue Mountain Cremation Service � � � � �Service Information A service summary is not available

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