Richard Lee Ulm


Richard Lee Ulm, 81, passed away on June 25th, 2019. Richard was born January 22nd, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by his siblings Donald Ulm and Karla Ferrel, his five children, Douglas Ulm, Shelly Deutsch, Marcus Ulm, Danielle Ulm, Erica Ulm, and his 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, plus many nieces and nephew.

Richard graduated from Parsons college with a degree in History. He was in the Army Reserves. From Iowa he moved to Arizona 50 years ago and firmly considered himself a resident of both states. The majority of his years in Arizona consisted of careers in construction, sales, and security.

Richard was an active member and the Shriners Association and Elk lodge, he was also a consistent supporter of the Shriners Children's Hospital. He was an avid motorcyclist and loved his annual trips to Sturgis. Richard was very passionate about travel and enjoyed long drives around the country. He also fancied himself a fisherman and enjoyed spending time boating, camping, and being in the great outdoors.

The family will be hosting a celebration of life ceremony Monday, July 1st, 11:00 am at Sun Valley Community Church, 6101 S River Dr, Tempe, 85283.

Please feel free to join us in this remembrance of our beloved Father, Grandfather.

The family asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to the following organizations:

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Arizona Epilepsy Foundation
Shriners Children's Hospital
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Ron Bates FHS Class 56
Jul 15, 2019
Our condolences to Dick's family. I remember Maynard and Myrna as well from the bowling alley. Peace to the family, Dick was a super guy.
Nannette Henry Combs
Jul 10, 2019
Sending my love to you & your family. You are in in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
Kathy Kilburg
Jul 01, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
John Streif
Jun 30, 2019
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family
Trudy Oliver
Jun 29, 2019
So very sorry for you loss. Thoughts & prayers to you & your family.
Maria Gurney Peth
Jun 28, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss. May God bless and support your family today and aways. Blessings, Maria Gurney Peth
Deb Hampton
Jun 27, 2019
Always referred Uncle Dick s the Rhinestone cowboy. He was always glad to see us visit and would love to show us his Phoenix Arizona home He loves his family no doubt. . Thoughts and Prayers to his family. Love , Deb Hampton and family