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Herbert Logan Richards

Longtime Silt resident Herbert Logan Richards, 83, passed away March 7, 2009, at his winter residence in Yuma, Ariz.

Herbert was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Pueblo. He graduated from Silt High School in 1943.

He married the love of his life, Ethel Cook, Sept. 24, 1944. They moved to Rangely and worked in the oil fields. The couple returned to Silt, where he was the owner of the Richards Creamery and the Richards Packing Plant.



Herbert became postmaster of the Silt Post Office in 1956. In addition to his postmaster duties, he maintained a farm on Silt Mesa. After 30 years of service in 1986, Herb retired and Herbert and Ethel traveled extensively in the United States and overseas.

Herbert was a charter member of the Silt Lions Club, a deacon of the Silt Congregational Church and an active member of the Silt community.



His pastimes included hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; sons Kerry (Mary Ann) Richards of Colorado Springs, Jerel (Jill) Richards of Silt, and Rodney Richards of Parachute; daughter Susan (Gregg) Slone of Silt; brother Loren Richards of Rifle; sister Beryl Jackson of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Silt Congregational Church in memory of Herbert Richards, P.O. Box 1, Silt, CO 81652.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Rifle Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. James Warn. Interment will be at Divide Creek Cemetery.


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