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Adelaide Margaret Richens (Fish)

Birthplace: Concho, Apache, Arizona, USA
Death: Died in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Sandy, Utah, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Smith Fish and Julia Ann Fish
Wife of Ervin "Dick" Arnold Richens
Mother of Joseph Ervin Richens; <private> Richens; <private> Litson (Richens); <private> Richens; <private> Richens and 3 others
Sister of Charles Riggs Fish; <private> Fish and <private> Fish

Managed by: Scott Christopher Swingle
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About Adelaide Margaret Richens

Adelaide Margaret Fish Richens

Adelaide Margaret Fish Richens 1918~ 2004 Adelaide Margaret Fish Richens, age 86, passed away May 3, 2004, in Sandy, Utah.

Adelaide was born the second of four children, to Joseph Smith Fish and Julia Ann Riggs Fish, on February 16, 1918, Concho, Arizona.

Married Ervin A. (Dick) Richens, November 28, 1938; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, December 12, 1963.

She was member of the LDS church serving faithfully in various callings, including, Primary Teacher, In-service Leader, Visiting Teacher Supervisor, Relief Society Teacher, and served in the Baptistery at Jordan River Temple.

She enjoyed gardening in her yard and was a beautiful seamstress, but her joy was her family. She was a great-great-grandmother.

She looked forward to all of them coming to Grandma's house. She always loved holding the babies. She was a wonderful Mother, and we were privileged to be her children.

She was exceptionally intelligent and had a great wit about her. She was an avid reader and was well versed on many topics for conversation. Circumstances placed her into the work force. She maintained the building at the Greenfield Chapel, worked as Real Estate Agent, and helped manage a manufacturing company for baby accessories.

She endured many tribulations and demonstrated tremendous courage, patience and long suffering as she was afflicted with Parkinson's disease, Spinal Stenosis, and was a Breast Cancer survivor. She was a marvelous example to her entire family.

Preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Charles Riggs Fish, and first born, son Joseph Ervin.

Survived by her children Anna (Charles) Reynolds, Sheila Richens, Rosemary (Ron) Lloyd, Linda (Gary) Hancey, Jeannie (Dennis) Glassburn, Steven (Jill) Richens, Denise (JR) Carter. 39 Grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren. Sisters Nancy Painter, of Orangeville, Ca., and Ruth Peterson, of Placentia, Ca.

Mom always said, "We should leave a place better than we found it." She left this world a much better place with all the love, kindness and teaching she gave to us all.

Mother we love and miss you!

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Willow Creek Seventh Ward, 2215 E. Creek Rd. (8150 So.) Friends may call Friday, May 7, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 E. 7800 So; and on Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates. Special thanks to Vista Care and the wonderful people who helped her.

Published in Deseret News from May 5 to May 6, 2004

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Adelaide Margaret Richens's Timeline

February 16, 1918
Concho, Apache, Arizona, USA
June 15, 1939
Age 21
May 3, 2004
Age 86
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
May 8, 2004
Age 86
Sandy, Utah, Utah, USA