After a long illness, Richard Lee Cross, 71, went to his heavenly home on May 14, 2020. He was born Aug. 31, 1948, to Leonard C. and Vera M. (Cassell) Cross in North Platte. Richard graduated from North Platte High School in 1966. After graduation he worked for Leonard Cross Construction with his father building houses and later did his own contracting in North Platte. In 1980 he moved his family to Ft. Collins, Colorado where he continued to work in construction and various other jobs. In 1989 he married Jennifer (Shelton) Cross and they eventually moved to Carr, Colorado, where he lived out the rest of his life. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and the mountains. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Trisha (Brady) Clappsaddle of Littleton, Colorado and Pamela Cross of Loveland, Colorado; step children, Todd Shelton of Carr, Colorado, Keara Franklin of Greeley, Colorado, and Christopher (Jess) Shelton of Cedaredge, Colorado; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and sister, Eunice (Byron) Fischer of Omaha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Carr Community Church, 9433 Gray Ave, Carr, CO 80612. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Carr Community Church, Carr, Colorado. Service will be posted afterward on the Carr Community Church Facebook page.
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