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Obituary: Richmond, George W.

RICHMOND, George W. George W. Richmond passed away Thursday May 2nd, 2013. George, the only child of Lon and Lilah Richmond, was born in Stettler, Alberta February 6th, 1920. At 7 or 8 years of age a Tom Mix Western movie inspired George to be a roper and a cowboy. By 12 years of age he was already training horses and at age 16 went to work for U.C. Cattle Co. in EIko NV. During World War II, he served in the army remount service in Fort Robinson, NE. There he met Alberta Holmgren and they were married June 1st, 1946. They remained best friends and partners for 66 years, until her passing on February 24th, 2013. In 1960 they moved to Hayden Lake and have been a part of the community and Hayden Friends Church for the past 52 years. George was a Life member of the Pro-Rodeo Cowboys Assoc. An inductee to the Pendleton Round Up Hall of Fame, the Montana Cowboy Wall of Fame, and the Idaho Cowboy Hall of Fame. Friends and Family will remember him for his honesty, hard work, and wisdom. George is survived by his children; JoAnne Nielsen (Tom), Lee Richmond (Jan), Jeannie Northfield, Dave Richmond (Lori). Ten grand- children; Mike, Mary (Chris), Lynn (Ben), Toby (Kirsten), Brander, Elisabeth (Jason), Lacy (Tom), Tori, John and Matthew. Three great- grandchildren; Noah, Nathan, and MacKinzie. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 9th at Prairie Cowboy Church, 8311 N. Idaho Rd., Newman Lake, WA., corner of Hwy. 53 and Idaho Rd. Cash memorials may be send to Pendleton Round Up Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 609 Pendleton, Or. 97801. Please visit George’s memorial and sign his online guestbook at Yates Funeral Chapel Coeur d’Alene,ID


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