Dec 142011

Merrill Eugene Richards, 80, loving husband and father, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Snowflake.

He was born May 18, 1931, in Dixon, Ill., to Charles Nathan Allen Richards and Winifred Richards.

Merrill was an Eagle Scout, an avid stamp collector and he loved to be in the outdoors. He was also a former District Governor of the Lions Club, and a lifetime member of the Snowflake-Taylor Lions Club. Merrill retired from the U.S. Forest Service.

Survivors include his wife, Verbina “Binnie” Richards of Snowflake; 2 children: Andrea J. (Raymond) Cook of Vernon and Karl Richards of Snowflake; and a brother, Thomas (Mary) Richards of Mesa, Arizona.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.