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In Memory of

Ivan Richard Flowers

January 17, 1967 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


Ivan Richard Flowers, known by family and friends as Rick, Ricky or Ivan departed our world on August 4, 2017.
He leaves behind his wife Shirley Flowers, son O'Reilly Flowers, father Gordon Flowers and step mother Rita Flowers, brothers Robert Flowers and Russell Redfield, sisters Kimberly Flowers and Kathy Lackett, his stepbrother Rick Smith, his stepsisters Adele Nylander, Angela Zari, and many extended family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by a stepbrother Drew Baker and stepsister Kathy Smith.

He was a loving and caring husband and father, a friend to...

Ivan Richard Flowers, known by family and friends as Rick, Ricky or Ivan departed our world on August 4, 2017.
He leaves behind his wife Shirley Flowers, son O'Reilly Flowers, father Gordon Flowers and step mother Rita Flowers, brothers Robert Flowers and Russell Redfield, sisters Kimberly Flowers and Kathy Lackett, his stepbrother Rick Smith, his stepsisters Adele Nylander, Angela Zari, and many extended family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by a stepbrother Drew Baker and stepsister Kathy Smith.

He was a loving and caring husband and father, a friend to many and will be missed more than he could possibly imagine by so very many who loved him.
He had many accomplishments in his short life. He owned and operated his own home inspection company, Inspections By Ivan, he went back to school, earning a degree in Environmental Technology and worked in the field of HVAC for many years. When he was younger he was a commercial truck driver, a career he loved very much which proudly carried on a long tradition in his family of truck drivers. He also was an accomplished carpenter and built beautiful custom homes.

Ivan was also a self taught mechanic and handyman and could fix anything. He was always willing to drop what he was doing for anyone who asked him for help. He has been in nearly every house in his neighborhood at one time or another fixing broken appliances, rewiring lights, helping with yard work, working on cars, helping with remodeling projects; he really had no limits on any project that needed to be dealt with.

He was a hero to his wife, son and many others. He was also a hero to the city of Colorado Springs, having been awarded the Medal of Heroism in 2000 for risking his own life to save a drowning child. He never hesitated in this rescue, despite the fact he could not swim well himself and at a younger age nearly drowned.

He was fearless, kind and gave so much of himself. A unique soul who consistently put others before himself, a rare and beautiful man who will be forever missed.

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of Memories, Colorado Springs, CO.