A missing gold college ring found in Richfield Utah

Richfield resident Kelly Stewart with a class ring that he found near his home
@Deepizzaguy (65103)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 23, 2021 4:20pm CST
This story is incredible since thanks to the work of Richfield Utah resident Kelly Stewart who used a metal detector to find missing objects in his hometown. Kelly made an amazing discovery in February 2019 when he found a college ring that had the initials RWD that was from the Colorado School of Mines 1943 near his home that is near an abandoned home. Kelly wanted to find out who the ring belonged to so he went on Ebay to find the yearbook of the Colorado School Of Mines where he found the name of Richard William Deneke who is now 100 years of age and living in a nursing home in Georgia. When Kelly found that Richard is still alive, he sent him a message that he will mail the missing college ring to him directly. What I like about someone like Kelly is that is using his metal detector to locate missing items and return any item like a missing class ring that Richard lost in the late 1940s when he was living in Richfield since his employer was near his home at that time. I have heard of missing class rings stories that have been reunited with their owners for over a period of 20 years. 70 years is a very long time for a class ring to be returned to the owner.
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@RubyHawk (58939)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Nov
That’s amazing, the ring was lost for so long.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
I agree with you that a class ring would be found 70 years later is rare.
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@RubyHawk (58939)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Nov
@Deepizzaguy It was good luck for certain.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
@RubyHawk It really was good luck.
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@Nakitakona (46595)
• Philippines
24 Nov
That's 2 decades ago but yet the gold college ring was still found and returned to the rightful owner who is still living.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
You are right,
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@Nakitakona (46595)
• Philippines
25 Nov
@Deepizzaguy Thanks.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
@Nakitakona You are welcome.
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@RebeccasFarm (67615)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
23 Nov
Isn't he a wonderful fellow that Kelly. What an honest and good man. I wonder if Richard was able to know about it when it came to him, that his mind was still sharp. If it was, I am sure it brought back many good memories for the old man.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Nov
Kelly did speak to William via phone or internet to tell him the good news. Richard was very happy to learn that his missing ring is coming home at last.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
23 Nov
@Deepizzaguy I am guessing then that he was fully aware ...a wonderful story!! By the way that Colorado School of Mines is only a few miles from here where I live George.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
@RebeccasFarm I did not know that there was a college dedicated to miners in your state.
@just4him (265356)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I'm glad he sent the ring back to its owner.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
I agree with you since I am sure that Richard will be a happy man in his final years of life now.
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@LindaOHio (91302)
• United States
24 Nov
That's amazing. That's a long time for a ring to be lost.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
I know what you mean since a lot of rings are returned to their owners after at least 20 years or less.
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@Jenaisle (5539)
• Philippines
24 Nov
What an amazing story. I admire Kelly for taking the effort to return the ring to its rightful owner. May his tribe increase.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
I hope so as well since Kelly is an honorable human being.
@JudyEv (274917)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
Oh wow! And the owner was 100 years old? How good is that?
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
It amazes me that Richard will reunite with his lost college class ring after 70 years. I figured that Richard would be a senior citizen since he was in his 20s when he lost his class ring in Utah working as an employee.
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@RasmaSandra (53815)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
That sure was some surprise for the guy and a good one too,
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
These kinds of stories are my favorite to share here.
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@nela13 (49896)
• Portugal
23 Nov
He is a honest and a good heart man. He try to find things to make others happy.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
I agree with you that someone like Kelly has a wonderful heart to return items that belong to persons that are lost to their owners.
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@franxav (12712)
• India
23 Nov
This is a miracle!
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
I know what you mean since I have heard of class rings that are recovered by someone that were lost for about 20 years but not 70 years.
@CarolDM (181899)
• United States
23 Nov
There are still good people in this world.
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@Deepizzaguy (65103)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
You are right since the world is not so dark after all.
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