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Richard Lee Agnew

Posted 2012-11-17 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 -

Richard Lee Agnew, 87, was born Dec. 7, 1924 in Denver, Colo., to Olive Mann and Kenneth Smith Agnew of Sidney, Neb. and passed away at his home in Lake Havasu City Oct. 20, 2012.

He graduated from Sidney High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Infantry Quartermaster Corp from 1943-1946 in Europe and the Pacific and again from 1950-1951 at Ft. Sill, Okla.

In 1949 he received his MBA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and began his career in banking at Center, Colo. In 1954 he became president of the Metropolitan State Bank, Commerce City, Colo., serving until he retired in 1980. He was dedicated to independent banking and served terms as president of the Denver Suburban Clearing House Association and the Colorado Consumer Credit Bankers Association. He was active in founding the Granby Rotary Club and also a founder and past president of the Commerce City Rotary Club. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Colorado Consistory and El Jebel Shrine Temple, Denver.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughters, Charlotte Agnew (Jim Clohessy), of Granby and Phoenix; Patricia Jean Al-Abssi, of Aurora, Colo. and grandchildren, Nisrine, Ali, Nareman, Adel and Isam; Julia Elbaum (Jonathan), of Troy, N.Y. and grandchildren, Emma and Lilly; brother, Kenneth M. Agnew, of Denver; sister, Kathleen (George) Bauder, of Tucson; brother-in-law, Charles Peck, of Pocatello, Idaho; nieces, Heather and Holly Peck, of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., Wendy Farjami (Mehdi), of Portland, Ore. and Jean Ellen Spencer (Michael), of Parker, Colo.

Arrangements were managed by the Parker Funeral Home. No services were held.

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