Arlene Booth Richards, 76, formerly of Hardy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 2, 2013. She was currently living in Ephrata, Wash. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to travel and see different beautiful parts of the world. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Ray Richards; son, David Richards Jr.; and daughter, Deborah G. Richards. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Kay and Kenneth Spraker, of Vinton; son, Steven Jay Richards; a special daughter in-law, Wanda T. Richards; eight grandchildren Shane, Landon, Whitney, Trey, Harmony, Tyler, Dana, and Kelly; two precious great- grandchildren, Marlee and Nyah; and nieces, nephews and friends. Thanks to Javier and his family for helping her.
A memorial service will be held in Washington State upon coming home to Virginia. A memorial service will be held for immediate family.