RICHARDS, Mabel Luree Wilkinson
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Born November 29, 1915, Kansas City, Missouri. Died August 1, 2012, Santa Barbara, California.
Daughter of Edward Wilkinson and Mima Morris Wilkinson. Sister of Irvie and Edward. Mabel grew up in Kansas City, Missouri; LeRoy, Kansas and Southern California.
Mabel and Rex John Richards of LeRoy, Kansas were married for forty years. Rex pre-deceased her in 1977. They lived mostly in West Covina, California. For the last nine plus years, Mabel has lived in Santa Barbara, California.
A member of the Rebekah Lodge for many decades, Mabel held several offices in the Baldwin Park Lodge, including Noble Grand (4 times) and District Deputy President. In the Emblem Club, Mabel was an officer for six years.
Survivors include Terry Richards (Judy) of Fresno, California; Connie Kennelly (Richard) of Santa Barbara; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and one plus soon-to-be more great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services at Forest Lawn, Covina Hills on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. To leave online condolences, please visit www.wrhsb.com. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2012