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Richard Catron

August 21, 1933 — January 30, 2017

Richard Ray Catron, age 83, Cherryvale, Kansas, has joined His Heavenly Kingdom on Monday, January 30, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Services for Richard will be held at 10 am on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Church of Epiphany, Episcopal in Independence. The Rev. Gerald Eytcheson will officiate. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 6pm - 8pm at Potts Chapel.

Richard was born on August 21, 1933 in Independence, Kansas, the son of Henry Louis and Katherine Thelma (Mangan) Catron. He lived on the family farm and graduated from Independence High School in 1951. On June 21, 1952, Richard married Wanda Mae Eytcheson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Wanda preceded him in death in October 2013.

They lived in Independence for a short period before moving to Brush, Colorado in 1953. While residing in Brush, Richard worked as an oil pipeline transmission superintendent for Unocal Oil Company until his retirement in 1990.

Richard enjoyed spending time at the family mountain cabin in Estes Park, Colorado, and traveling to visit his family. Upon his retirement, Richard returned to rural Cherryvale where he started his second career as a cattle rancher. In 1993 he and Wanda designed and built their dream house east of Sycamore.

Richard is survived by his three sons, Rick of Casper, Wyoming, Randy of San Diego, California, and Ron and wife Kathy of Littleton, Colorado. Richard especially enjoyed spending time with and watching his four grandsons, Garrett, Jared, Kendrick and Cody grow to be fine young men. Richard is also survived by the recent birth of his first great-grandson, Emmett of Casper, Wyoming.

Richard is also survived by his brother, Jerry Catron of Manassas, Virginia.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Thelma Catron and brother Lou Catron of San Diego, California.

Memorials may be made to Church of the Epiphany and may be left at Potts Chapel.


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, February 3, 2017
12-8pm, Family 6-8pm


Epiphany Episcopal Church
400 East Maple
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, February 4, 2017
10:00 am


Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301

Memorial Contributions

Epiphany Episcopal Church
400 East Maple
Independence, KS  67301
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