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Carl Richards

January 12, 1944 — December 19, 2011

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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