Barbara Ell Richards
1936 - 2019
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June 6, 1936 - October 6, 2019

Barbara Ell Richards, age 83, having lived a truly incredible life, lighting up a room with her smile each time she entered, gained her angel wings on October 6, 2019 and is now dancing in heaven. She is the very beloved mother of Barbara (Mike) Guibord, John (Gerri), Trish (Patrick) Hines, George (Jodi), and Tim (Robyne), proud Grandma of 13 grandchildren, and "GG" of 9 great grandchildren. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. At her request, there will be no formal service but a celebration of life in the future. Charitable donations may be made in her memory to The Parkinson's Foundation.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2019.
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November 6, 2020
You were the best Aunt Barb! Thank you for always being so welcoming. Thank you for Barbie, John, Trish, George, and Tim.
Noel Mullett Jr
October 22, 2019
My deepest condolences to all of Barbara's family. I , also, worked many years with Barbara at Digital, she was a great person to be around with. She will be missed dearly. May you rest in peace Barbara.
Carmen Avena
October 13, 2019
Barbara and I shared good times for about 11 years
at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). We were
good friends along with Barbara Lakom. Saw her
many times at our reunions and she sure will be
missed. Loved her and will be seeing her in heaven.

Sinaia Kuhn
October 11, 2019
This is difficult to write. I have begun a few times and get lost in the memory of Barb's smile, laughter and how she took care of her boys' as she often referred to Dave, Gary and myself.
Over my 30+ year career after DEC, I searched for an EA that could match her....never found one.
She was a friend, an associate and someone who always brightened the room. A true one of a kind treasure.
Mike Bennett
October 11, 2019
Rest In Peace Barbara I will miss you.
Thu Tran
October 11, 2019
For a ten year period in my life, Barbara assisted me, advised me, guided me, kept me in line, and helped me, all without being asked. She just did it. That's who she was. My debt is great. The world is less one smiling face and one optimistic person today.
R.I.P. Barbara
Ed Petrazzolo
October 10, 2019
You my friend of 40 years are going to be missed
You can rest in peace with no more pain I can't tell the fun and wonderful memories we have shared over the years but it was more than good
Prayers to you beautiful family
I am going to miss you my dear
Loving you
Sally Simpson
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