BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, fireman and friend, Rees George Richards, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
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He was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Brigham City, Utah, a son of George David and Ilene Rasmussen Richards. He attended Box Elder High School and fire and police service academies.
Rees married his sweetheart Karen Steffenhagen on Aug. 8, 1964, in Logan, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various callings including Scouting.
Rees was a member of the Brigham City Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years and also was employed by the Forestry, Fire and State Lands. He was a member of the Box Elder County Hazmat Team and served several positions with the Box Elder County Search and Rescue for 20 years. Rees guided for several hunting clubs in Northern Utah.
His number one love was his grandchildren and he also enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, spending time with his family and spending time in Grouse Creek.
Surviving are his wife Karen; son Dustin (Nickie) Richards; three grandchildren, Jessica, KayCee and Cody Richards, all of Brigham City; two sisters, Linda (Steve) Burt and GeorgAnn (Jim) DeMille; and brother Todd (Jana) Richards. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Troy and Darin Richards; and two brothers, Rodger and Michael Richards.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Brigham City 6th LDS Ward chapel, 105 Fishburn Drive. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 South in Brigham City, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery where he will be honored by the Brigham City and County fire departments.
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2012