Richard Wayne Martin


ALAMOSA — Lifetime Alamosa resident Richard Wayne Martin, 71, died September 9, 2020, at his farm in Alamosa.

Richard was born in Alamosa, Colorado on June 2, 1949, the son of Floyd and Rosa Doughty Martin.

He married the love of his life, Angela M. Townsend, on April 15, 1972, at his parent’s home here in Alamosa.

Richard served in the United States Air Force for several years and was honorably discharged.  He loved his country and was proud to have served.

He worked delivering packages in and around Alamosa for UPS and until his retirement after 25 years of service.  Richard loved his horses and competed in many events, earning the title of Team Roping Champion.  His greatest love above all was his family, they meant everything to him.  He will be remembered for his good sense of humor and joking with friends.

And to the apple of his eye, “Who loves you, baby?”

Richard is survived by his wife Angela of the family home; his daughter Hayley (Robert) Hitchcock of Littleton, CO; his granddaughter Dakota Hitchcock of Denver; his sister Shirley (Bill) Claunch of Monte Vista, CO and his brothers Floyd (Barbara) Martin of Craig, CO and Ron (Loretta) Martin of Trinidad, CO; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Rosa, his brother Harold Martin and his nephew Dusty Claunch.

Cremation was chosen and no services will be held per family’s request.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements.  To leave online words of comfort, remembrances and tributes to Richard’s family, please visit