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Richards, Ralph S.
LAST NAME: Richards FIRST NAME: Ralph MIDDLE NAME: S. NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: M TITLE: 
BORN: 11 Apr 1919 DIED: 22 Aug 1972 BURIED: 25 Aug 1972 ~ Smith Cemetery
OCCUPATION:  
BIRTH PLACE:  Prosser, Benton Co, Washington
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co, Oregon
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1920 WA CENSUS - Ralph Richards (10m, b Wash) enumerated with parents Walter N. (25y, b North Dakota, occupation farmer) and Henrietta (24y, b Wash) MARRIAGE - Ralph S. Richards & Mary Lou Powell md 4 May 1940, Benton Co, Oregon
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OSBH DC (1972 Benton Co) #72-11713
OBITUARY: 
Monmouth Ralph S. Richards, proprietor of Richards Store art Suver Junction, died Tuesday in a Corvallis hospital following a brief illness. He was 53. Born at Prosser, Wash, Richards came to a South Benton County farm with his parents at the age of four. He attended Corvallis High school and Oregon State University and moved to Suver Junction, south of here, in 1947. He was a member of Willamette Grange, Corvallis Elks, Polk County Saddle-ites and for five years was a member of Southeast Polk Rural Fire Board. He leaves a widow, Mary Lou; son Gary Lynn Richards of Valsetz; daughters Mrs Judith Louise Pfaff of Newport and Cynthia Ann Richards of Suver Junction; parents Mr and Mrs Walter Richards of Suver Junction; sister Mrs Marcella Pfeifer of Salem. Graveside services will be 11 am Friday at Fir Crest [Smith] Cemetery, Rev Gerald Noel officiating. The casket will be open until 9 am Friday at DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Saddle-ites Arena Fund. Oregon Statesman, Wednesday, August 23, 1972, 32:6
INSCRIPTION: 
Ralph S. Richards April 11, 1919-August 22, 1972
SOURCES: 
ODI 1920 WA CENSUS (Benton Co, W Prosser, ED 29, sheet 19B) Benton Co, Oregon, Marriage Records Oregon Statesman, 23 Aug 1972, 32:6
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