Richard “Dick” Edward Austin, age 79, of Casper, Wyoming passed away March 27, 2023, at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by his family. Richard was born on April 14, 1943, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Edward and Helen Austin. He went to school in Cheyenne and graduated in 1961 from Cheyenne High. He attended college and got an associates degree from Casper College. Richard worked for Mountain Bell until being drafted into the United States Army in June of 1967. He was active duty and Honorably Discharged from the Military Police Force in June of 1969. Then he was a reservists for another 4 years. After serving he continued his career at Mountain Bell where he worked for a total of 31 years.
In 1987, he met Rebecca Dalgarn and married in February of 1988, in Casper, WY. Richard was an avid fisherman, and he loved his family very much. He was a wonderful husband and an amazing father.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rebecca “Becki.” Austin, Sister, Connie and (David) Betts. Son, Donald “Stretch” and (Dawn) Austin. Daughter, Stacy and (Brandon) Robinson. Also, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions can be made out to Mountain View Baptist Church.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Mountain View Baptist Church.
Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.