Rees George Richards
February 13, 1943 ~ December 11, 2012
Viewing: Friday, Dec. 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday at the church from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Funeral Services: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Brigham City 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 105 Fishburn Drive
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, fireman and friend, Rees George Richards, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. He was born February 13, 1943 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of George David and Ilene Rasmussen Richards. He attended Box Elder High School, fire and police service academies. Rees married his sweetheart, Karen Steffenhagen on August 8, 1964 in Logan, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various callings including Scouting. Rees was a member of the Brigham City Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years and also was employed by the Forestry, Fire and State Lands. He was a member of the Box Elder County Hazmat Team and served several positions with the Box Elder County Search and Rescue for 20 years. Rees guided for several hunting clubs in Northern Utah. His number one love was his grandchildren and he also enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, spending time with his family and spending time in Grouse Creek. Surviving are his wife, Karen; son, Dustin (Nickie) Richards; three grandchildren, Jessica, KayCee and Cody Richards all of Brigham City; two sisters, Linda (Steve) Burt; GeorgAnn (Jim) DeMille; one brother, Todd (Jana) Richards. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Troy and Darin Richards, two brothers, Rodger and Michael Richards. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Brigham City 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 105 Fishburn Drive. A viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday at the church from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery where he will be honored by the Brigham City and County Fire Departments.
Dustin, Nicki and family,
So sorry for the loss of Dad/Grandpa. Having been through this there are no words that will make the hurt go away. You are never prepared for it, you never get over it; things just get easier as time passes. Sorry we could not be there in person but Martha and I are out of state on our way home. See you soon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Dale and Martha Ward
I am very sorry for your loss. I've known Rees since elementary school, where the new Brigham City Temple is now located. I've always liked Rees, even during his wilder days. He put in my sprinkling system over 30 years ago when I lived in Sunset, Utah. He was a great guy and I'm glad that I was priviliged to know him. May God Bless and comfort you. He's in a better place now but that won't fill the void that he has left. Again, I am very sorry for your loss.
Dusty, and family we are sure going to miss his amiling face and the good stories out on the fire line. thinking of your lose. from the Snowville F/D.
Dustin and family:
I am so sorry to hear that you lost your father. Please accept my sympathy at this difficult time.
My prayers are with your family today especially. It is so very hard to bury your husband, father, grandfather. I just want to express my extreme gratitude to your family. Greg has had the extreme privilege of working with so many members of your family. You all have shared so many experiences. For Greg, losing Rees takes a part of his heart. Thanks to all of you for you support all these years. Your family is incredible and Rees will be sorely missed. My heart breaks for your loss.
I was so sad to hear of your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Please know I would love to be there for you if I can help you in any way! Take care!
i am so sorry of the passing of rees. I loved him so much and the loving of his family. My heart just cries for this sad time. karen,dusty nickie and kids. He was remararkable. He was an amazing man. We love you Rees....