Originally published Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 01:23p.m.

Richard “Dick” Ely, 85 of Lake Montezuma, AZ passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Richard was born in Casa Grande, AZ on April 17, 1932 to Everitt and Gladys Ely. His sense of humor and matter-of-fact attitude will be greatly missed.

Richard is survived by wife Dona of 18 years, children Rick (Pat), Larry (Charlene), Jeff (Paqui), Janet (Alan). Seven grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by Janelle, his wife of 44 years, parents, and brothers Hervey and Raymond.

No services per his request. Family will have a celebration of life at a later day.

Information provided by survivors.