Jan. 18, 1924 – May 14, 2017

David Vernon Ragsdale, 93, went home with his Savior May 14, 2017. Born Jan. 18, 1924, to Jack and Bertha Ragsdale on his family ranch and home north of Olney Springs, Colorado.

Dave is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years, Margaret Irene Ragsdale; children David (Sheryl) Ragsdale, Carolyn Ragsdale, Marilyn Ragsdale; grandson Douglas (Shirley) Ragsdale; great-grandchild Kalisha Ragsdale; special sister-in-law Marjorie Hiza, and many other family and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and brother George J. Ragsdale.

Dave was a lifelong rancher and farmer, taking over the family ranch at the age of 18. He worked tirelessly with his wife to build the ranch to what it is today. He enjoyed his family and vsiting his neighbors and, in his later years, seeing the Grand Canyon and fishing in Salida. We would like to thank Fowler Health Care Nursing Home and Dr. George Birks for their thoughtful care.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Faith Baptist Church, 212 Second St., Fowler, Colorado. Interment will follow at the Fowler Cemetery with lunch following at Faith Baptist Church.

Donations in Dave's name may be made to the Crowley Heritage Center, 300 Main St., PO Box 36, Crowley, CO 81063. Montgomery & Stewart Funeral Directors in charge of services.