Dr. Richard L. Brownrigg passed away on April 14, 2022, after a short illness. Dr. Brownrigg was born on Nov. 15, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan., to John and Emma (Jacobson) Brownrigg. He grew up in Kansas City, Kan., where he was a member of the Wyandotte County High School swim team.
He completed college and medical school at the University of Kansas, paying his way by working at the rail yards in Kansas City. Dr. Brownrigg practiced urology in Dodge City, Kan., Alamosa, Colo., and Pueblo, Colo., for over 50 years, often admitting that what he enjoyed most in life was practicing medicine. He also enjoyed skiing, hiking, and camping in the mountains as well as traveling both in the US and abroad.
Dr. Brownrigg is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vicki (Schinstock), his children Richard L. Brownrigg, Jr. (Amber), Rhonda Bateman, Stephen Brownrigg (Joette); his stepchildren Jami (Gordon) Lewis, Kimberley (Beau) Temple; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his brother, William Brownrigg, and sister, Mary Jane (Brownrigg) Rohner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Margaret (Dixon), and brother Robert Brownrigg.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. Interment will follow services in the Creede Cemetery in Creede, Colo. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Kansas University School of Medicine, the Creede Repertory Theater in Creede, Colo., or the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Foundation in Pueblo, Colo. To express condolences, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com.
Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.