Betty Jean Reeves Richards

December 15, 1929 ~ August 29, 2011

Mrs. Betty Jean Reeves Richards, 81, entered into rest Monday, August 29, 2011.

She was a resident of Lake Charles and a member of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. She attended Wednesday morning Bible Study. During her early years, Mrs. Richards taught pre-school at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church.

She was devoted to her family and she loved everyone. She always made people feel special and always gave them encouragement.

Mrs. Richards will be missed dearly by her family, friends and all that knew and loved her. She will especially miss spending time with her dear friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Guy L. Richards Jr.; four children, Linda Elaine Richards of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Susan Richards Mahoney of Lake Charles, Karen Richards Krajicek of Lake Charles, and Guy Reeves Richards of Lake Charles; one brother, Charles Wayne Reeves of Lake Charles; seven grandchildren, Dr. John Richards Frederick, Claire Lucille Kendall, Maxwell Richards Mahoney, Margaret Elizabeth Mahoney, Gabriel Michael Krajicek, Kimberly Clare Krajicek and Michael Richards Krajicek.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 2, 2011 at 2:30PM at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rev. Jack Myers will officiate. Cremation is entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

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  1. I am up in Arkansas visiting with Ruthie and her family. Please accept our deepest condolences. I remember her with smiles. LuvBrenda

  2. I would like to say that I extend my prayers to Karen Richards and her family for the loss of her Mother. Our Mom's are such an example of God's love right here on earth. I lift up Karen and her living family in prayer so that they may embrace each other in the faith, hope and love that only the One God and His Son Jesus can give.

  3. Karen, Guy and family,I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I hope the many wonderful memories and gifts she left you will be sufficient to make the sorrow bearable. It's been too long since I've seen you folks, but have many wonderful memories from our youth. You are in my prayers!

  4. My condolences go out to the family. Betty was always a delight to be around and mom enjoyed her visits to the house immensely. Her spirit will be missed and we are all blessed that we knew her. Love, Lauri

  5. To all of the Richards family – may the love of family, friends and loving memories provide you comfort at this difficult time.

  6. We will miss you Betty. You will always be remembered for your kindness to all. May your family find peace in this sorrowful time.–Nanette Edwards

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