Marie Alma Richards

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Marie Alma Richards


Marie A. Richards, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family May 19, 2017 at the age of 94.  She lived a life of dignity and honor and has left us with a legacy of love  and loyalty and devotion to family.

Marie was born February 28, 1923 and was raised on a farm in New Athens, Illinois with her parents, Alvin and Esther Weidemann, and 7 sisters and 5 brothers.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Clarence E. Richards and her companion of 25 years, Alfred "Tony" Miller, 2 sisters and 4 brothers.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Dave and Donna Kusuda of Denver, her son, James Richards, of Denver, 5 grandchildren, Debbie Connelly of Denver, Steve Gard of Greeley, Liz Frasier of Lone Jack, Missouri, Matt Richards of Grandview, Missouri,  Scott Richards of Blue Springs, Missouri, 9 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters and 1 brother.

Services to honor Marie's life will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:00am at The Kirk of Bonnie Brae United Church of Christ, 1201 South Steele St., Denver, 80210.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the church in Marie's memory.

Marie touched all who knew her with her loving, caring and compassionate heart.  She will be greatly missed by all but will forever have a special place in our hearts.


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  1. To the Kusuda Family : We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Donna's beautiful Mother, Marie. She was as stylish as she was creative. She will be greatly missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her.

  2. My heartfelt Sympathy to your family. Marie was "one of a kind" and will be missed by her family and friends.

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Marie's passing. May God Bless you all during this difficult time.

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