Deseret News, 2/04/18
John Morris Richards, Jr. passed away on February 1, 2018. Jack was born September 14, 1926 in Logan, Utah, the youngest of five children of John Morris Richards and Olive Maria Hunsaker. He spent his childhood in Logan and his youth in Preston, Idaho.
Jack graduated from Preston High School in 1944, and a few months later was drafted into the US Army during World War II. The war ended when he was preparing to serve overseas. He was sent as a peace-keeping troop to Asia for the duration of his service. After he returned home, he was called to serve an LDS Mission to the East Central States.
Jack married Charlene Hobbs in the Logan LDS Temple on November 22, 1950. In 1952 he received a BA degree from BYU, and in 1968 he was awarded an MA degree from the same institution. For most of his career he taught junior high school English and worked as a school guidance counselor.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Charlene; four children: Evan, Jill, Glen, and Paul (Joy) Richards. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, 13 (going on 15) great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., February 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hillside LDS Ward Chapel, 495 East 5600 South, Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday, February 9, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, and for one hour preceding the service at the church. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations To the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund or the Humane Society.
Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Published in Deseret News on Feb. 4, 2018