Richard Hammer, 1939 ~ 2010

A memorial service for Richard Paul “Dick” Hammer, 70, of Lovington, N.M., was held Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home in Lovington. Hammer was cremated. Services are under the direction of the Stevens Funeral Home in Lovington.

Dick was born Sept. 23, 1939 in Great Falls, Mont. to Paul and Helen Hammer. He married Darlene Cagle. Dick passed away Feb. 13, 2010 at his residence in Lovington, N.M.

He was on the Moab City Council in Moab, Utah, served as a volunteer fireman, was active in the Toastmasters club, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Hammer, of Lovington; two daughters, Calleen Hammer of Denver, Colo., and Paula McCarty of Carlin, Nev., four step-children, Jimmy Feltman and wife Debbie of Lovington, Tammy Jones of Lovington, Kim Rinehart and husband Tim of Billings, Mont., and Julie Feltman of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is also survived by his step-father, Buck Pickett, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Pauline and Patty, three brothers, Mike, Bill and Allen, and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Sue “Toby” Hammer Jones, a sister, Maxine Thompson, and his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stevensfuneral.com.