Dick “Corky” Lozier, 78, of Walden, Colo., passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at Middle Park Medical Center in Kremmling, Colo., after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 19, 1934 to Rob and Alice (Mum) Lozier, a ranching family living in the foothills of the Wind River Range in northwest Wyoming, near the small town of Cora.
From the time of early childhood, Cork was never known to spend much time on recreation, but one thing did grab him and that was rodeo. From the early ‘50s into the ‘60s he rode bareback and saddle bronc, excelling in the latter with winnings across the western side of Wyoming. He won a host of belt buckles.
A deep love of cattle and ranching led to a lifelong ranching career that started on a ranch he purchased in 1955 near Daniel, Wyo., known as the Meyers place, and lived there until 1971. From 1972 until 1978 he leased a ranch near Boulder, Wyo., known locally as the Sparks place.
In 1978 he purchased the North Fork Ranch west of Walden, Colo., where he resided until late December.
He is survived by his four children, Pat Lozier (Vicki) of Soda Springs, Idaho, Delta McCormick (Mac) of Cora, Wyo., Eric Lozier of Grand Junction, Colo., and Leta Veitch (Jeff) of Montrose, Colo. He is also survived by two brothers, Bobby Lozier of Pavillion, Wyo., and Lary Lozier of Boulder, Wyo., one sister Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo., two grandchildren, Cody Lozier (son of Pat Lozier) of Boise, Idaho, and Megan Williams (daughter of Delta McCormick) of San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Jack Lozier of British Columbia, son Mike Lozier and grandson Corey Lozier.
Corky was heard to say by family and friends that he had a good life. He lived his life the way he wanted.
A celebration of his life will take place on May 25 at the North Fork Ranch.
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