Jean Marion (ne Lyons) Richard, 85, a seven year resident of Seminole Lakes Country Club of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Dedham, Mass., to John and Mabel (ne Scott) Lyons. She graduated from Dedham High School and later earned a BA in History from the University of Illinois. Jean worked her early years for the United States Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., before marrying and dedicating her life to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles W. Richard Jr.; brother, John Lyons; sister, Jane (ne Lyons) Cotter; children, Charles W. Richard III and Wytske Kingma, Chris and Sue (ne Armstrong) Richard, Megan Richard, Melissa and Bo Kahui, Tami Johnson, David and Denise (ne Trentman) Richard, Trisha Richard Taylor, Jennifer Richard and Scott Hartman; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church in Punta Gorda, Fla. Family received friends at noon at the Church, directly after the services. Burial followed at 2:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jeans favorite charity Smile Train at www.smiletrain.org. To leave condolences and share memories please visit the online tribute to Jean at www.kays-ponger.com. Arrangements were by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.
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Published in Daily News Transcript from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4, 2014