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Gerald J. Richards Jr.

Gerald J. Richards, Jr. 12/24/49 ~ 11/15/03  Gerald J. Richards, Jr., age 53, passed away on November 15, 2003 in Salt Lake City.  He was born on December 24, 1949 in Akron, Ohio to Gerald Richard, Sr. and Ruth Eleanor Richards. He graduated from Skyline High School and the University of Utah. He married Lilly V. Nielsen in the summer of the early 1990's in Salt Lake City.  He enjoyed family barbeques, lively debate, camping and the mountains. He was a loving father and husband, in spite of the fact that he was often misunderstood. He cared deeply and lived an intense 53 years. He is survived by his wife Lilly, daughter Jordan, son Zachariah and Tyler Richards and Neil Nielsen; father Gerald Richards, Sr.; sisters Kathy Einhorn and Susan Richards; brother Mark Richards. He was preceded in death by a brother David Richards, mother Ruth Richards and Shaundelle Richards, his first wife. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 12 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. On Sunday there will be a Memorial service at the family house at 2 p.m.
Published in Deseret News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2003
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