Arnold L Richards, 92, passed away peacefully in his home Monday morning, July 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother. Arnold is survived by four sisters, his loving wife, Donna, two daughters, RaShell (Kurt) Rice and RaLyn (Matt) Heninger, six grandchildren, Kurt (Shirlene), Shaun (Annsley), Jami (Brandon), Chris (Hannah), Alexis (Tyler), Holly (Redden) and 10 great grandchildren.
Born March 23, 1928 in Oakley, Utah, Arnold spent his childhood days on horseback roaming the hills around his dad’s farm. After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Western Canada, he proposed to his sweetheart and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 10, 1954. Arnold graduated from Brigham Young University in elementary education and taught elementary school for 29 years. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening and serving in the Temple. He was a man of all trades and used his skills to serve all those around him. He served in the Provo Utah Temple for 20 years and the Mesa Arizona Temple for 22 years. Arnold was a Sealer in the Mesa Arizona Temple. He considered himself blessed to have the opportunity to serve the last night that the Mesa Temple was open. Arnold was loved by all and will be remembered as a kind, gentle, humble man who loved the Lord, his family and the Temple with all his heart.
Arnold will be laid to rest in the San Tan Memorial Gardens. His family would like to thank Jennie, Lisa, Wendy and Barb who served and cared for him during his final days with love and kindness.