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Richard Charles Ager

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff

Richard Charles Ager, of Lander, died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He was 60 years old.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in the Chapel of Mount Hope at Hudson's Funeral Home.

Richard Charles Ager was born Feb. 14, 1953, in Ottawa, Canada.

He found his passion for TV journalism after attending a graduate program in journalism at Carleton University in the early 1980s. He then embarked on an accelerated career path of on-air reporting and producing jobs, starting with local news reporting at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Ottawa before immigrating to the United States in 1990. His skills and talents landed him in many prestigious television positions, including work at WGBH Boston, The Christian Science Monitor Television Network Boston, New Hampshire Public Television and Radio and finally Wyoming Public Television in January 2012.

When not working, his family said he loved to travel and explore, both locally and abroad. He also was a gourmand (he loved and appreciated good food), and he enjoyed reading and watching movies. His family and friends were of the utmost importance to him, and he spent much of his free time producing video keepsakes of their lives and/or time spent with them.

He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Renee Meyer; sons Robert and Reese; siblings Donna Ager (Keith MacLellan), Sheila Ager, Andrew Ager, Patricia Binney (Ray Theriault) and Richard Binney; aunt Elizabeth Teed; brother-in-law Scott Meyer (Bernadette Fuerth); mother-in-law Linda Meyer; cousin Andrena Teed (Nigel Rollo); and nieces and nephews James and Anna-Kate Ledbetter, Colin Theriault, Matthew, Robin and Anna Marie MacLellan, Graham, Devin, Spencer, Tate and Sabra Meyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Louise Aharan and Ernest Richard Nash Ager; stepfather Irwin William Binney; father-in-law Robert Charles Meyer; uncle Charles Aharan; stepsister Jane Binney; and stepbrother Robert Binney.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lander Valley Special Olympics -- an organization that made a positive difference in his younger son's life -- and sent to Lander Middle School, in care of Lander Valley Special Olympics or Candice Hudson, 755 Jefferson St., Lander, WY 82520.

An online guest book is available at www.HudsonsFuneralHome.com.

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