A funeral service for Patricia Pat Richards, 86, of Hobbs will be Friday, Sept. 7,2012, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Harold Armstrong will officiate. Burial will take place after services at Prairie Haven.
A book will be available to sign at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. Richards died Sept. 1,
2012, at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. She was born Dec. 11. 1926, in Paducah, Texas. She married Dave Richards.
She was coowner of Richards Electric. She served on the Hobbs School Board for two terms and served on the Manna Outreach board. She was a founding member of Highland Christian Church. She enjoyed gardening. Pats greatest joy in life was family.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include son Tim Richards and wife Donna of Hobbs grandson Wayne Richards of Albuquerque, N.M. two granddaughters, Karen Nicoles of Hobbs and Jodi Silva of Houston and four greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Dave Richards and parents Lynn and Sara Hanks and 10 brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 920 N. Turner, Hobbs, NM.
I am so sorry for your loss. Although I had known and liked Pat for many years, I didnt really feel that I really knew her until she started coming to the Presbyterian Church a couple of years ago. She was a part of our lunch bunch, and was a great contributor to discussions in a short study class I led for a few weeks last year. May your wonderful memories comfort you. With my deepest sympathy and lots of love, Jp Megchelsen
Jo MegchelsenHobbs, NM
Tim, am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.Long time ago we were in Alamo school,seems like yesterday.Will try to look you up nextime I am in Hobbs.Again our prayers are with you and your family.Remember God is so good to us
In Christian love,
Kay SimpkinsPaducah, TX
Pat Richards had such an affect on my life. I had such respect and love for her. I was truly honored to call her my friend.
During this time may Gods love and strength surround you all.
Liz WardCarrollton, TX
So very sorry for your loss. Troy and I have known Pat since we were teenagers and have always thought she was such a sweet lady.Please know we will keep you in our prayers during this most difficult time.
Troy and Patty RobinsonHobbs, NM
My sincerest condolences to the family. Mrs. Richards was just about the sweetest person I can remember ever having the good fortune to know. She always remembered me asked about me, even long after I had moved away. She and her husband personified genuine, smalltown goodness, something that I missed after moving away from the area. What a wonderful person.
Chad LittlejohnUpland, CA
Tim, Donna, and Family We extend our deepest sympathies to you.Mrs. Richards was one of our favorite people in Hobbs, and she and you, Tim, were the major reasons we did business with Richards Electric during our 25 years in Hobbs. Words are so grossly inadequate at such a time as this, but please know that youre being remembered in thought and prayer.
Randy and Marinelle SzenasyGranbury, TX