Richard Reed Last

Richard Reed Last, 68, of Salida died Oct. 5 at his home. He was born April 25, 1953 to Esther Walkley Last and John Francis Last.

Last was a self-employed carpenter. His family said he will be remembered for many things, including his fiddle playing, carpentry, wooden furniture, gem mining and his dry humor.

Last was preceded in death by his parents and stepson Thomas Erving Thorp.

Last is survived by his friend and former wife Esther Last of Saguache; his son Reed Last of Saguache; his daughter Gail (Chris) Franklin of Lexington, North Carolina; his sister Anna Rashi of Holtwood, Pennsylvania; his brothers George Last of Lakewood and Matthew Last of Bisbee, Arizona; and his many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Last’s life will take place in summer 2022.