Dr. Richard Wells

Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Dr. Richard Wells, age 73 of Glendive, passed away at his home on Monday, Dec 20, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022, at 2 pm at Silha Funeral Home in Glendive with Reverend Chuck Rushing officiating. Interment will follow in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Richard was born on March 21, 1948, to Raymond and Felcie (Brown) Wells in Arlington, Massachusetts. As a young child, the family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Richard was raised and educated. He graduated South Mecklinburg high school and went on to college at East Carolina University where he earned an associate’s degree in arts. Richard moved to California to live his dream of freedom and all that went with it. Richard purchased his Harley Davidson 1952 PanHead and toured up and down the west coast. Richard attended Los Angeles Pierce College in California. He graduated from Pierce College with an Associate’s of Applied Science.

Richard moved to Boise, where he worked for Digital Technologies, and also as a ski instructor. While in Boise, Richard continued his education with Boise State, where he earned his Doctorate in Medicine. His internship was done in Rochester, Minn. Richard went on to work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a couple of years. He then moved to Roundup, and worked in Miles City. He settled in Glendive, and felt at peace here. He wanted nothing more than to retire in Glendive where he worked as a doctor in town for 11 years. Richard enjoyed single action cowboy shooting, riding his motorcycle, being a doctor, reloading and working on his Bronco.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Felcie Wells. He is survived by his brother Raymond Wells Jr. of Calif., his sister Juanita Lynn Wells-Chubb (Jerrone) of Nev., and his cousin Dennis Brown of Glendive. Remembrances and condolences can be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.