Carl Marshall Richards

Born: Wed., Jan. 12, 1944
Died: Mon., Dec. 19, 2011


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 26, 2011
Location: Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 27, 2011
Location: Choteau Baptist Church

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00  AM Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Choteau Baptist Church for Carl Marshall Richards, age 67, of Bynum, MT who died Monday, December 19, 2011 in Prescott, AZ from natural causes.  Interment with military rites will be in the Choteau Cemetery under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home of Choteau.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, December 26, 2011 at the funeral home.

Carl was born January 12, 1944 in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Carl Nelson and Thelma Irene (Wilde) Richards. He moved to Choteau in 1975 from Great Falls.  He was married to Drena Lane on August 8, 2008 in Choteau, MT and they made their home in Bynum, MT.  

Carl was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Air Force and was currently a truck driver for Bouma Truck Sales of Choteau.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing his accordion and his music. He also enjoyed raising chickens, his cats and being with  his family.  Carl was a member of the Choteau Baptist Church.

He is survived by his spouse, Drena Richards of Bynum, MT; children: Tom Richards of Choteau, MT, Hope Yengich of Denver, CO, Dorene (Tom) Holmes of St. Helen, MI, Jake McKelvey of North Carolina, Kelly (Jeremy) Scarboro and Chrissy (Camas) Richards, both of Choteau, MT; stepchildren: Marribeth (Whit) Foster of Choteau, MT, Heather (Keith German) Lindgren of Waterton, SD, Dennis F. (Gwen) Lindgren of Stedman, NC, Eric (Amy) Rosenbaum and Glenn (Judy) Rosenbaum, both of Helena, MT; a sister, Mary Richards of Choteau and Carlyle (Linda) Nugent of Bynum, MT, numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepdaughter: Trisha Lindgren and a brother, Warren Richards.

Memorials are suggested to Bright Eyes Animal Rehab in Choteau, MT.

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Dorene Holmes
   Posted Tue December 20, 2011
My heart is breaking right now. I truly wish I could be there to say goodbye. I will forever love and miss you Dad. I have to believe that you are with grandpa and grandma and are at peace. Just know you were loved. I will always remember the special times and conversations you have shared with me and all the things you had taught me. May we someday meet again. I love you.

   Posted Wed December 21, 2011
So sorry for your loss, Carl was a good friend when I lived in Choteau. His stories were always fun to listen to. Our kids also enjoyed the time they spent @ the Richards house. My deepest sympathy to you all, cherish the memories.
Jeannie (Johnson) Odegard

Gerry and Eileen (Barnes) Knowles
   Posted Sat December 24, 2011
Drena and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I have many
happy momeries of us growning up.

Becky Schmitz-Jessen
   Posted Sat December 31, 2011

John told me of your loss and I did not see any post (facebook) so I am writing to say how sorry I am for you and your family loss. A loss is hard anytime but during holidays especially harder. To know he is at peace and with the Lord Jesus in heaven has to be reassuring. May God watch over all of you and comfort you during this time.

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