Richard Duane "Dick" Jarrard, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Wittmann, Arizona on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Dick was born Sunday, June 14th, 1942 in Midwest, Wyoming to his parents Harold and Katherine (Newton) Jarrard. He graduated from high school in Midwest then attended the University of Wyoming on a rodeo scholarship. Dick married Sharron Ann Sanford on November 26th, 1963 in Casper, Wyoming. They were married 54 years and where you saw one, you saw the other.
Dick and Sharron ranched in Southeast Wyoming until his retirement in 2009. Cattle and horses were his life's blood. They owned approximately 1200 Black Angus mother cows and leased ranches to pasture upwards of 10,000 grass cattle at the same time. Widely known as an accomplished horse and cattleman, Dick left a lot of hoof prints across the state of Wyoming. He was a mentor for countless young people and friends throughout his life and took pride in "doing it his way".
Dick is survived by his wife Sharron; son, Jim; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Lory Merritt; grand- children, Kade, Cash and Reed Merritt and Caroline Jarrard; father, Harold Jarrard; siblings, Sonny, Roy, and Tommy Jarrard; half siblings, Tammy, Murph, and Billy Dean; and several nephews and nieces and their children.
Dick was preceded in death by son, Chad Jarrard; sister, Lindsey Scott; mother, Katherine Jarrard; step mother, Pat Jarrard; and half sibling, Madeline Cash.
Dick will be buried in a private cemetery on his property east of Wheatland.
Please join us in a celebration of his life at 1:00P.M., Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at First Christian Church, 95 19th St, Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Casey Schroeder officiating. A reception will follow at Vimbo's after graveside services.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Saint Joseph's Hospital Lung Transplant Unit in Phoenix, Arizona. Go to Gotmask.org and give in the name of Richard Jarrard or mail your donation to Lung Transplant Support Organization, P.O. Box 13322, Phoenix, Arizona 85002-3322.