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Obituary: Richards, Colbey Anthony

RICHARDS, Coleby Anthony (Age 28) 1985-2013 After a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis our Father in Heaven came and took Coleby to rest on Thursday morning, May 2nd, 2013. Colbey lived in Spokane all his life. When he was younger he enjoyed playing outside, animals, and being with his family. As Coleby got older his passion became his artwork. Coleby also enjoyed movies and being in the company of his loved ones. Due to Coleby’s illness, his life was a struggle, but even through the battle he always had a smile on his face and could always find something to laugh about. Coleby loved his family very much and cherished his nephews and nieces. Coleby was met at the gates of Heaven by his beloved mom, Jenny Gourneau. He leaves behind his father, Rick Richards of Umatilla, Oregon; three sisters, Dawn Americanhorse of Oklahoma, Holly Americanhorse of Spokane, WA and Nicole Gourneau of Spokane, WA; one brother, Jenson Richards of Spokane, WA; four nephews, Frankie, Alejandro, Moises and Noah; three nieces, Tatianna, Cheyenne and Alexa. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his two precious grandmas, Carol Adams of Seattle, WA and LaVonne Richards of Umatilla, OR. Coleby’s one dream was to travel the world and see all the beautiful places…. With the Wings of an Angel, you can fly now. There are no words that can describe the loss of him on our hearts. He will forever be loved and missed, till we meet again. A wake will take place on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2013. A service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Location to be determined. Regards to services contact Coleby’s sister at 1-(509)-768-2823. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA in care of arrangements. Online guest book available at