Gwen Rico

Gwen Rico, age 71 of Overland Park, KS died peacefully at home on Saturday October 9, 2021 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Gwen is survived by her loving husband Chuck, her daughter Andrea Dahlin (husband David), and her siblings Anna, Aaron Charlie, and Marc.

Gwen was born in New York City on New Year’s Day, 1950. She moved to San Francisco, CA in the 1970s where she met her husband Chuck. They were married on June 22, 1980. They enjoyed 41 years together filled with many adventures and travels, which were always accompanied by a good shot of espresso.


A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Resurrection in the Wesley Covenant Chapel (Bldg C), Leawood, KS on Saturday, November 6 at 3:00 pm.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Church of the Resurrection’s Hunger Stopper Ministry or to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.


  1. Terri Rieke on October 18, 2021 at 11:27 am

    I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Gwen’s passing. We met at at Kansas City New Neighbors meeting and bonded instantly. We were in Causerie Francais language classes together and yoga and of course Shopping! We had lost touch at some point. She was an intelligent lovely person and I will miss her very much

  2. Janet Milkovich on October 17, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Gwen had a wonderful life partner to travel the world with. I will miss her caring words and big smile and cherish our many Bible study conversations with our small group. What a comfort to know she truly rests in peace.

  3. Lee Witkin Pierce on October 17, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I am deeply saddened hearing of Gwen’s passing to such a terrible disease.
    At one time, we were good friends, through our husband’s lifelong relationship.We spent many a time together,watching our children play, while sharing coffee and laughing about our daily lives. After they left town we lost touch, but always kept the fondness.
    She was a good person and the world is minus another angel.
    Peace and strength to Charlie and Andrea during this difficult time.

  4. Marilyn and Terry Downing on October 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

    We were so sorry to see this in the Buffalo News today. I hope Gwen didn’t suffer and that you all are holding up OK. We think of you often, as we are still in the house on South Ellicott. God bless you all.
    Marilyn and Terry Downing

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