Margaret Catherine Richter, 81, of Bridge City, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2012, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Aaron Richter, assisting officiates will be Reverend Brad Morgan and Chaplain Mike Eaves. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on April 2, 1931, Margaret was the daughter of Jack, Sr. and Flossie Mae (Lavine) Stell. She was a member of the RSVP for 30 years and planned the RSVP appreciation luncheons for over 600 people numerous times throughout the years. Margaret and her husband started The Richter Food Program in the Orangefield and Bridge City area. She was also involved in the Shots Program at Baptist Orange, and volunteered with the Senior Watch Program through the Orange County Sheriff's Department. She was also a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Alumni. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Richter and her parents. Margaret is survived by her sons, W. Chris Richter and his wife, Erma of Beaumont, and Douglas Richter and his wife, Valerie of Bridge City; daughter, Debi Richter Foster and her husband, Robert also of Bridge City; grandchildren, Reverend Aaron Richter, Julia Richter, Amy Campbell, Melanie Fogg, Matthew Franklin, Angela Foster, and Megan Foster; and 4 great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Prosperie, Mike Eaves, Matthew Franklin, Milton Fogg, Aaron Campbell, Mike White, Robert Foster, and Dr. Wesley Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be James Nezat, Carl Bevil, Melvin Hutson, Tommy Carter, and Leon Carter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Richter Food Program at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1155 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, Texas 77611.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 7, 2012