Reta Edna (Neil) Richards

Born: Sun., Dec. 22, 1912
Died: Sat., Jan. 5, 2013


Family to do services at later date


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Reta E. Richards - a resident of Pendleton died Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Pendleton.   She was 100 years old. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date, and inurnment will be in the Olney Cemetery, Pendleton.  Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children-Portland or to the American Heart Association-Oregon, and may be sent care of the Burns mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.  You may send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Richards was born December 22, 1912 in Enterprise, Oregon.  She was the daughter of Lester and Lora (Dale) Neil.  She was raised and educated in Enterprise.  She came to Pendleton at the age of 20.  She married Charles E. Richards in 1943 in Golden, Colorado.  The couple made their home in Pendleton where they had both worked at the Pendleton Woolen Mills for over 34 years.  Mr. Richards preceded her in death in 1986.

She loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  She and her husband had spent many wonderful times at the cabin they owned near Battle Mountain.  She also enjoyed traveling to new adventures in her motor home.  She had been a member of the Pendleton Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and the Pendleton Pioneer Ladies Club. 

She is survived by many cousins and sister-in-laws.

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