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Jean M. Richa

Posted 2019-07-09 by mhenderson
Published in the Daily Miner on July 7, 2019 -
Kingman, Arizona -

Jean M. Richa, a longtime resident of Lake Havasu City and Kingman,
broke her worldly bonds on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Jean was born Sept.
11, 1922 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She grew up in the Chicago area
with her two sisters; Adele, her younger sister, and Audrey, being the
oldest in a dedicated Masonic family and joined the Order of Eastern
Star Kelvin Park Chapter.

Jean was an active member holding offices in the Havasu #61 Chapter
OES, and Kingman #17 Chapter OES. She was appointed the Grand
Representative in Florida and Arizona. As a young teen, Jean loved
dancing and won the Illinois Jitterbug Championship Contest at the age
of 18.

Jean married Elmer (Rich) Richa on Dec. 5, 1959 and moved to the
Clearwater, Florida area and enjoyed boating and visiting Cuba. They
had no children, but loved their dogs they adopted through the Western
Arizona Humane Society.

Jean is survived by her husband; Elmer, niece; Eldryth Baton, and
great-niece; Kim Barton of Hawaii, and nephews; Dennis and Richard
Reese of Florida.

Jean was also an avid bowler. She is in the Bowling Hall of Fame and
25-year member of the National Bowling League, taking home winnings on
each trip she made to nationals. Her travel mate and caregiver at the
end was Pat and Danny King of Kingman. Jean was on four different
local teams a week with her man friends, and when she had time she was
a great cook.

So when you hear the wind, it is just Jean winning the Heavenly
Bowling tournament and having a wonderful time. Jean’s occupation was
a secretary; she was very organized and intelligent. She was always
honest, caring and loving to everyone. She always enjoyed her job.
People who worked with her always admired her and they enjoyed being
around her.

Celebration of Life Services will be held for Jean at 10 a.m. Friday,
July 12, 2019 at Champion Church, 3180 White Cliffs Road in Kingman.
(The church is a shared facility with Kingman Seventh Day Adventist
Church.) A light luncheon will be served following the celebration.
Pastor Mike Hurt will be officiating. The Order of Eastern Star will
perform its funeral ceremony. Jean will be greatly missed among her
friends from bowling, Eastern Star and her church. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Western Arizona Humane Society and Mutt
Matchers of Kingman.





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