Ricky Lee Fooshee

1948 - 2009

Ricky Lee Fooshee  1948 - 2009

1st Force Company

 JULY 1968 - FEB. 1969

Navy corpsman

Information on Ricky Lee Fooshee passing was sent to me by John Bowcock, 1st Force Company 1968 his email address is marine1967@verizon.net

He's been putting in countless hours trying to track down missing emails and information on our members.

Floyd Ruggles
1st Recon Battalion Association
Membership Director/Webmaster

To The Fooshee Family,
I was fortunate to met Ricky during our years ar Palmer HIgh School.Those times were filled with so much fun,and the cheerished memories will always remain.Ricky's moral compass always faced true North,and he never changed course. His life was always filled with great love,compassion,altruistic accomplishments, and a gentle sense of peace towards everyone. He faced the adversity in his life without becoming angered or harded. There will never be another . I am so truely sorry for your loss. Carolyn (chambers) Iriart

 Ricky and "Our Gang" recorded a couple of songs in the late sixties shortly before he went Active Duty with the U.S. Navy... "Repunzel" and "Here Today...Gone Tomorrow". He will be missed by so many who's lives he touched. Kindest Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family and those of us who will remember him always.

Michael Lawrence

Ricky Lee Fooshee, was born to Darlene and Lewis Fooshee in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a graduate of Palmer High School in 1966. Ricky had many loves, and first and foremost were his wife Cindy, and his children, Richard (Stephanie) Fooshee of Greeley, Aimee Fooshee of Colorado Springs, CO, Jonathan Fooshee of Arkansas, Cary Smith of Colorado Springs, CO and Tricia Smith of Victor, CO.He was also blessed to have many beautiful grandchildren in his life. Ashley, Jacob, Maddy, Kasey, Franklin, Sara, Darlene, Weston Tanner and Oaklee. Ricky considered all of his children and grandchildren his gifts. Ricky served in Vietnam and was a proud Navel Corpsmen. His love of fishing, hunting , and enjoying the Colorado outdoors was what defined him. His family and friends would describe him as being a caring teacher, a friend, companion, son, husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He was courageous, compassionate, selfless, strong patient and kind. He was also honest trustworthy, brave, easy-going and dependable. Ricky was someone you can always count on, in good times and bad. He was also a very gifted vocalist and guitar player, talented silversmith, and he enjoyed collecting artifacts. Ricky's trust in God was what made his llife complete. He is a hero to many. Ricky Fooshee is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and his beloved son, Michael Lee Fooshee. A memorial service and potluck reception for Ricky will be held October 10, 2009 at 2:00pm at the Elks Lodge in Victor, Colorado.

We are sorry to lose uncle Rick. What a sincere and beautiful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this loss. Cindy, Ricky, Stephanie, Amiee and Jon - we send our love.
Tami Anderson Englehorn

I was so sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. I knew Ricky through his brother Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Although Ricky is gone, his memories will be forever.
God Bless you all.
Vicki Lee (Schneider)

My name is Diana Zook, I graduated with Ricky he was a wonderfun man, I know he will be missed. My prayers go out to all of his loved ones. I used to love to hear him sing, I know he is singing to all of you. He is watching over all of his family, my condolences to you all.
Diana Makings

To the Fooshee family,
I met Ricky years ago when I worked at Ackley's Rocks and Stamps.
I no longer work there, but the lingering memories of customers remain.
I am so saddened to hear of Ricky's passing, and saddened for Cindy and all of you; his family and friends.
What was mentioned in the above writings of him, was that Ricky's trust in God made his life complete.
The knowledge of just that sentence is such a comforting thought, and a comfort to know that Ricky is in the Best Hands Possible now.
God Bless All of You, and May God Comfort You!!!
Take care,
Karen Roth

To the family - it's been ever so long since I've seen Rick. We were neighbors in Pleasant Valley when the kids were growing up. We went to church together at First Evangelical Free Church. I was very saddened when Michael died and now this. Cindy I never met you but I'm sorry for your loss. Amiee and Jon don't know if you remember me but I do remember you in Sunday school. My prayers go out to all of you for God's peace and comfort during this time. Rejoice in the fact that you will see each other again.

Annie Walters

I was so saddened to learn of Rick's passing. My condolences to the Fooshee Family during this difficult time and the times ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ken Bailey