Thomas "Webb" Gerard Rivard, born Oct. 5, 1954, in Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in his Fort collins, Colo., home at the age of 57. Webb was a former resident of Brownwood. He met his life partner Vicki Dene Moore on April 10, 1986, and they were married in 1995.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia, brother, Randy and his son Seth. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; brother, Jon; daughters, Natasha and Patricia; son, Douglas; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Webb was an avid biker and motorcycle enthusiast his entire life and everyone who rode with him knew he simply loved to ride. In 1979 he began working as a tattoo artist and became well respected for his work locally and nationally. In 2001 he opened Joker's Wild Tattoo shop in Fort Collins and had been active in many charitable organizations. He was known and loved for his free spirit, love of life, big heart, laughing eyes and artist's hands. His generous and caring nature has touched the lives of many and all who have met him called him friend.
Webb's "Celebration of Life" memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Vineyard Church located at 1201 Riverside Avenue in Fort Collins.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested assistance with funeral cost. Financial gifts can be sent payable to Vicki Rivard to Great Western Bank at 151 South College Avenue in Fort Collins, CO 80524. Please note in Memo line "In Memory of Webb Rivard".