Obituary-Richard Irland Sr.


Richard Irland Sr., 89 years old, passed away in his sleep on Nov. 24, 2012. He had been a resident of Albuquerque and southern Colorado for 49 years.

Born in Missouri and raised in Chicago, Ill., he became a member of the 82nd Airborne during WW II. He was a school teacher and civil engineer in Texas and New Mexico.

Richard loved sports and passed this enthusiasm to his family and friends. After his retirement from the BIA, he traveled through North and South America, Europe and Asia. His latest reading included books about Egypt and love.

He will be missed by his many friends and family of five children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming-Chapel on Monday Dec. 3, 2012. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit