David Richards

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  • "A loss for PJ, me, and Placitas. We loved Dave, he loved us..."
    - AC and PJ Scott
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    - Wally Moreland
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    - Diane Smith
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    - Wes Peterson
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    - Sara Mouer

PEORIA - David Lee Richards, age 65, of Placitas, N.M., formerly of Peoria, Ill., passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, after an unexpected illness.

He was born on June 17, 1947, in Buttur, Pa., and grew up in Peoria, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Ruth Casper Richards.

David is survived by his son, Coady Richards; sister, Trudy Richards Stoner and husband, David; brother, Robert J. Richards Jr.; and four nephews.

David was a decorated combat Vietnam veteran and served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970.

He was well-loved and recognized in the Placitas community, where he lived since 1970. He was well-known for his kindness and generosity to those in need.

David was a co-founder and original member of the Placitas Volunteer Fire Department.

Services for David are pending.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in David's honor to Casa Rosa Food Bank, P.O. Box 768, Placitas, NM 87043.

To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com.

Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, (505) 892-9920, is handling arrangements.


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DANIELS FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES SARA
4310 Sara Road Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-892-9920
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 18, 2012
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