Our beloved Brother, Father, Uncle and Friend, Richard W. Lister, 76 passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday August 12, 2020 in Salt Lake City. He was born on January 30, 1944 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado to John and Teresa Lister.
He enlisted in the Army in 1962 and was discharged in April 1965. While in the Army he served in Korea and Panama. He enjoyed gardening and had a Green thumb. His garden always had tomatoes, green chili and onion, all the makings for Salsa. Richard loved camping and fishing at Strawberry Reservoir. He also had a knack for making Rocky Road Fudge (his secret recipe) and he always brought it to family gatherings, where we would share it with each other, and we would take some home. He enjoyed being with family during the holidays and Super Bowl games. He also loved preparing the green chili, peeling it and putting it into bags for later uses .
His favorite place to work was the VA Hospital, he was in Food Service and he would deliver meals to the Veterans there. He enjoyed talking and interacting with them. It was good therapy for him.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, John and Teresa Lister, Older Brother Vidal Lister and Nephew Brian Blockovich. Richard is survived by his Son Rick (Jackie) Cottonwood Height s, his siblings: John (Taeko) Copperas Cove, Texas, Jacque (Gary) Jackman, Sandy, Utah, Priscilla (Tim ) DeMay, West Jordan, Utah, Andrew (Jamie) Lister, Sandy, Utah and Good Friend Lisa Bytheway , Nephews: Robert Lister, Brandon and Aaron Jackman, Christian and Cameron Lister and Mathew Blockovich, Nieces: Joanne Umi Davis, Debbie Emrick, Dannette Madgeson, Stephanie Slark, Tracy Maxwell, Candace Walker, and Charity Dahl.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Department of Veterans Affairs, Attention : Volunteer Services, Chaplin Services, 500 S Foothill Drive, SLC, UT 84148 .
A Funeral Mass for the Family will be celebrated on Friday August 21, 2020 at 11:00 A.M . Masks must be worn and Social Distancing will be observed. Location: Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 East Creek Road, Cottonwood Height s. Interment will be at a later date at Rosa Cemetery in Rosa, New Mexico.