Richard (Dick) Wayne Mureen was born on November 25, 1940 in Galesburg, Illinois to Robert W. Mureen and Marguerite (Peggy) Barnes. He died following a short illness on December 5, 2020 in Denton, Texas. The family is grateful for Julia Sandoval who took Dick into her family home for eleven years.
Dick appreciated all the simple thing in life and always wanted to know how you were doing. He was a gentle soul who loved all sports, but especially Baseball, Basketball and Ice Hockey. Going to any sporting event was a special treat he would look forward to and never forget. He also had a great love for music, family, and friends, especially singing hymns and Christmas Carols with family. The memory of Dick that his family will likely keep forever is his unfailing kindness, unconditional love, and good humor. Developmentally challenged from birth, he never complained or spoke a negative word. In fact, his inspiring positive attitude sometimes made it hard for his caregivers to know he was in pain or having difficulty. One family member liked to say, “if everyone in the world had Dick’s attitude, we would have no problems”.
Dick is survived by his sister, Judith Daugherty Gibson (Dave), brother Christopher Joel Mureen (Abby), many nieces, nephews, and cousins and was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sigrid Lynn Mureen.
A family memorial and interment will be held at a later date post the COVID pandemic.
Memorials in his name can be made to the ARC of Texas https://secure.thearcoftexas.org/np/clients/thearcoftexas/donation.jsp