Obituary: Richard Tighe |

Obituary: Richard Tighe

Richard Tighe

Dec. 23, 1963 – Nov. 21, 2013

Richard Shawn Tighe, 50, left to be with our Lord, Nov. 21, 2013 in Silverthorne.

Richard, a beautiful boy with piercing blue eyes, was born Dec. 23, 1963, in Kingston, N.Y., to John and Maria Tighe.

As a little boy he had the most terrific imagination, a trait he carried with him throughout his magnificent life. In this way, he was “other-worldly” and staying grounded in this world seemed ordinary to him; dreaming about whatever new adventure he might embark on next.

Richard was a mountain man with the spirit of a surfer and the heart of prince. He loved the sunshine, snow and outdoors. He was a daredevil who found a passion for downhill bike racing, enjoying outings to New Mexico and other challenging tracks. He found great comrades in his bike pals and was especially proud of his custom racing bike.

Everyone who knew Rich was immediately struck by his happy-go-lucky nature, passion for everything he loved and most of all his beautiful spirit.

Richard had many great loves in his life, first, his wife, Anne Miller Tighe, whom he met in Silverthorne; and whom he married in July 2001. She was without question, the love of his life and their time together was precious. His only child was Amber Tighe, of whom he was infinitely proud. His dogs, Monty and Aspen, were his joy, and he loved them as you would children. Lastly, and perhaps his greatest love, was his mother, Mary, who is, was,and will forever be Richard’s No. 1 fan.

He leaves behind to cherish his precious memory, his wife, Anne; parents, John and Mary; his daughter Amber; brothers Tim and John Tighe and his “baby sister,” Ann Cross; as well as hundreds of lifelong and new-found friends. Our hope is that all will celebrate his life — not his tragic death which came far too soon.

We pray Richard is joined with those who preceded him in death, his grandparents, his sister Patty and his beloved dog Kaya, in the Lord’s kingdom.

We ask for prayers and remembrance of your most precious memories with Richard in lieu of gifts. Gifts can be made in his name to the Summit County Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

A service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, on Highway 287 between Loveland and Fort Collins.

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