“Such a gentle man” “A great dance partner” “Always smiling with a joke or a smart comment” “A gentle soul with few words, but his eyes could really sparkle” “The Best GrandDad”.
All of these describe Richard “Dick” Hise who passed away in February. Dick was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to George Richard and Julia Hannah (Porter). He attended Iowa State University which set the tone for his life. Majoring in Civil Engineering, he was initiated into Delta Chi Fraternity, and he was also in ROTC, which led to his stint in the Army. After the service, he worked for Bethlehem Steel in Seattle and San Francisco, then moved to Denver to work for Stern Rogers. In 1968, he began his career with the City and County of Denver and retired from them after 29 years.
Dick loved all sports, especially the Broncos and Rockies – win or lose. Season tickets were held with the Broncos from the time he arrived in Denver. He enjoyed competing with his brother Bill in scores of college sport events between ISU and ‘that other Iowa school.’ The duel continued through every sporting season, with emails or phone calls after every event.
Dick married Shirley Grimes in 1955, then after her death, married Daryle Ann Lent, in 1971. They enjoyed square dancing and traveling the world, where they managed to visit six continents and over 80 countries. Family and school activities kept him busy, having roles in Y-Guides, Cub Scouts, the school band parent organization, and the neighborhood HOA. He also held several positions in Rollin’ Wheels Square Dance Club, of which they were members for over thirty years.
After moving to Wind Crest in 2015, Dick was active in the Learners’ classes, their square dance group as well as being assistant-treasurer of the church group there. He was also a whiz at Mexican Train and Rummicube.
Dick is survived by his brother, William ‘Bill’ Hise, (Barbara); his wife, Daryle Ann; children John Philip, Shelley Liann Romig (Josh), and Geoffrey Lent, as well as his favorite granddaughter Megan – Miss Blue Eyes. Numerous nephews and nieces also lost a loving uncle.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., on June 25, 2021, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1401 East Dry Creek Rd, Centennial, 80122. Interment will follow at Ft Logan cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your donation to his beloved Alma mater, Iowa State Alumni Foundation or the American Heart Association.