Obituary Details

Mary J. Richards

(01/01/1888 - 07/12/1920)
Courtesy of Wyoming Newspaper Project, 07/15/1920

Former Manville Girl Dies in Colorado

Information courtesy of the Wyoming Newspaper Project. The first article was published in the Manville News.

Daughter of Prominent Rancher Succumbs After Brief Illness. Tremendous Shock to Community

The saddest news to reach this city recently, was the announcement of the death of Mrs. Paul Richards, formerly of this community, at her home in Pueblo, Colorado, Monday evening at eight o'clock.

Mrs. Richards was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomson Black, of the Willow community, south of Manville, and grew up in this community from girlhood, and attended the Manville schools. Those who knew her here were deeply grieved when Mr. Black announced that he had received a telegram from Mr. Richards announcing the death.

Mr. and Mrs. Black and daughter, Miss Adel, went to Pueblo several days ago upon news of Mrs. Richard's illness, the word received stated she was not expected to live. However, a few days after the family had arrived, it seemed the condition of the sick woman was much improved, and Mr. Black returned to his home here, leaving his wife and daughter to remain with Mrs. Richards. Just Monday, Mr. Black received a letter from Miss Adel, stating that Mrs. Richards was improving nicely, and that she believed herself and mother would be able to return home in a few days. The telegram received the following day announcing her sudden death was a hard shock for Mr. Black, after having been so much encouraged as to his daughter's recovery.

The body arrived in Lusk Wednesday, and the funeral services and interment were taken charge of by the Eastern Star Lodge, of Lusk, of which she was a member.

The News wishes to be numbered among the many friends of this family who offer most sincere and the deepest sympathy to them in their loss.

The Lusk Herald
July 16, 1920
Mamie Richards Laid to Rest in Lusk Cemetery

Mamie Black Richards, wife of Paul Richard, died at Pueblo, Colorado, on the morning of July 12. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhomas Black of Willow, Wyo., and had been born and was married at the home there on her father's ranch. She was 31 years of age and had been married nine years.

Funeral services were held at Pueblo, the remains being brought to Lusk for interment, which took place immediately after the arrival of the train on the morning of Wednesday, July 14. The beautiful burial services of the Eastern Star lodge was given by the members of the Lusk chapter, the deceased having been a devoted and consistent member of that order.

Mrs. Richards was in good health until having an attack of influenza several months ago, and her death was due to the after effects of that illness.

She had a wide acquaintance over the state, her parents being among the pioneer residents of this county, and her dispostion one of a kindly genial cheeriness.

For several hours Wednesday morning there was a steady stream of cars arriving in Lusk from the surrounding towns and country, bringing the sorrowing friends who came to pay the last tribute to the beautiful life which had ended and to offer all that love and sympathy could offer to sustain the bereaved family in their loss and grief.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Hans Gautschi of Manville, and Ralph Olinger, Martin Agnew, Richard Gray, George Giinther and Chris Joss of Lusk.

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