Born: Tue., Apr. 5, 1955
Died: Mon., Sep. 3, 2018

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 06, 2018
Location: United Methodist

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Funeral services for Richard Alexander “Dicko” McAuley, 63, will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Robin Riley officiating.
Richard passed away in the early morning of Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Dicko was born April 5, 1955 in Wheatland, the son of Charles and Betty Jean (Searl) McAuley.
He was born, grew up, and spent most of his days on this earth firmly rooted in Wheatland. On occasion he would pull up stakes and move away, but was never gone for long; he always was drawn back to his family, his lifelong friends, and the mountains he loved so much. He always enjoyed being on a horse “in the hills” (as he called them), hunting, playing pool or cards with his friends, and living life to its fullest. He was enormously proud of his family’s heritage, place in Wyoming history and loved the cowboy way of life. His sense of humor and kindness touched everyone he knew. Now that he has slipped his mortal coil he is free to once again ride and shoot in the mountains that always drew his gaze.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Betty McAuley.
He is survived by his brothers, Fred, Edgar, and James; sister, Sallie; four children, Michael, Richard, Mystie, and Kristina; and ten grandchildren.
He was truly loved and will be missed.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

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Owen L Toth
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Sorry to learn of Dicks passing. His mother Betty was a wonderful person as well...they both the same behaviors, personality and good character.

Stephanie Harper
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
You and your family are in my heart and on my mind. My sincere condolences.

Deanne Holzer
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

richard prather
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
fred, ed,jimmy and sally : was saddened to hear of richards passing will remember all the good times we had years ago traveling to school on the bus, that your father drove. and may the good lord bless and keep each one of you. a friend and one time ranch neighbor. richard and sondra prather

Christina Diaz
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Ernesto and Christina Diaz .

Thoughts and many prayers. Great memories that will never be forgotten. A great man that would put a smile on your face and make you laugh. Gave the best hugs! You will be missed Dicko! Love always Christina Barela-Diaz and family

donna comstock
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
my thoughts and prayer are with you

Sally Bauer-Wright
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
Prayers for Dick's family. So sorry for your loss. Dick will be missed by his family and all of his friends! Dicko was an awesome person. One of a kind! ❤

Jackie Martin Holtz & the Martins of Guernsey Wyoming.
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the McCauley family...there is no doubt he was one of a kind. We saw each other here and there and caught up, I was his biggest fan! He and daddy always chatted and laughed about them bucking Broncos! A good man.

April Shoop Addison
   Posted Thu September 20, 2018
Very sorry to learn of Dick's passing. I thought I'd share a special little memory of mine from MANY years ago (one that I'm not sure that he ever knew about). On the first day of school, I entered Mrs. Britton's classroom, looked around, spotted a cute little guy with a cowboy hat and boots. I proceeded to make my way to choose the seat right next to him. I hope it didn't frighten Dick!

Condolences also from all in the Lee Shoop family.

April Shoop Addison

Mike Short
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
I heard that Dick came to Christ before he died. When I heard of his passing, I was filled with joy trying to imagine the sights he was seeing now. This verse came to mind:
1 Corinthians 2:9
9 However, as it is written:“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him.
Dick was always a friend to me and never did my any wrong. I will miss him.
praying for you all,

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