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Richard Lee Coward

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Richard Lee Coward was born in Whittier, California, on July 26, 1938 to Lamar and Hattiebell Coward. He grew up in Browns Valley and Marysville and later lived in San Diego, Mount Aukum, and Citrus Heights.

Richard, a civil engineer, dedicated his 42 year career to civil service with Caltrans. He was married to his loving and devoted wife Maria Carmen Coward for nearly 36 years. Richard enjoyed extensive travel, woodworking, and adored his 17 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, two sisters, Carolyn and Anita; his eight children, Saide, Tom, Jose, David, Maria, Alfred, Sandra, and Cesar, and 17 grandchildren.

On September 6, 2014, Richard passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Citrus Heights, California at the age of 76 surrounded by love. There are no words to express the impact that Richard had on his family and friends.

On September 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm, friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Richard's Life at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 6201 Spruce Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841, and a reception immediately following at the same location.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Sept. 11, 2014
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