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Richard Anthony Blackstone

August 20, 1960 — January 26, 2024

Del Norte, Colorado

Richard Anthony Blackstone

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Richard Anthony Blackstone, a former local radiologist, passed away on January 26, 2024, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was born on August 20, 1960, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Richard leaves behind a legacy of compassionate patient care and a deep love for the arts.

Richard's journey to becoming a renowned radiologist began with his education. He attended Trinidad State Junior College before completing his Radiology degree at Tyler Junior College and then attending Colorado Mesa University where he pursued his Masters Degree. Armed with knowledge and a passion for helping others, Richard dedicated his life to the field of radiology.

Throughout his career, Richard made significant contributions to both San Luis Valley Health and the Rio Grande Hospital. His exceptional expertise earned him the respect of colleagues and patients alike. Richard's compassionate nature and commitment to excellence brought comfort to countless individuals during their most vulnerable moments.

Beyond his professional achievements, Richard was an incredibly talented artist and musician. Painting allowed him to express his creativity with vibrant colors and masterful brushstrokes. Accompanied by the enchanting melodies he skillfully played on the guitar, Richard's music resonated with beauty and emotion.

Richard's military service also played a profound role in shaping the person he became. He served honorably in the US Army before embarking on his medical career. The discipline, integrity, and sense of duty instilled during his time in the military stayed with him throughout his life.

He is survived by his brother William Blackstone as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and colleagues.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Linda Blackstone as well as his brother Michael Blackstone.

In memory of Richard, may we find solace in carrying forward his passion for helping others and embracing the beauty of artistic expression. As we bid farewell to a remarkable individual, let us honor his memory by living authentically, spreading kindness, and pursuing our passions with unwavering dedication. Rest in peace, Richard Anthony Blackstone.

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