In Loving Memory – Richard Dale Gillespie

Richard Dale Gillespie
January 27th 1929 – July 17th 2019
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away July 17th 2019.
Born January 27th, 1929 in Eureka, UT, and lived in Salt Lake for most of his life. He married Shirley Cook Gillespie Febuary 4th, 1955, celebrated 57 years of marriage together before Shirley’s passing on August 11th, 2012. Previously married to Patricia Sullivan Thatcher. Richard is survived by his daughter Leisa Stevens, son Bradley Gilespie, daughter-in-law Paula Springer; Rick Thatcher, and Kathy Thatcher, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Lynn Gillespie, 6 siblings and parents Robert and Florence Gillespie.
Richard worked many jobs thoughout his life, but spent 22 years helping people in recovery as the Director of The Haven. Dick was a wonderful human being, who began his lifelong recovery from alcoholism in 1971. He spent the last 47 years of his life helping others find their path to recovery as well.

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