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Hazel May Richards

Hazel May Watier Richards Rock Springs - Hazel May Watier Richards, 70, of Rock Springs died July 6, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She had been in ill health for many years. She was born May 16, 1944 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the daughter of Harold Watier and Kathryn Dunn Watier. She married Ben Lewis Taylor in 1960. They were later divorced. She married Robert Richards May 15, 1976 in Victorville, California. She had been employed from the age of 15 until her death. Most recently she worked for Shadow Mountain Furniture in Rock Springs. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was also a member of the American Legion. Her interests were camping, fishing, raising her children, babies, collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia, reading, and cooking for all her family and friends. She had been a foster parent for over 20 children during a 10 to 15 year period. Survivors include her husband Robert Richards of Rock Springs; sons Ben Taylor and wife Susan, Rich Taylor and wife Janet, David Taylor and wife Leslie, Jim Richards and wife Christy all of Rock Springs, and Gene Richards and wife Linda of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; daughters Vicki Duran and husband Delmar of Rock Springs, Stacey Chavez and husband Patrick of Shelton, Washington, and Krista Higby and husband Alex of Rock Springs; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister, her ex-spouse Ben Lewis Taylor, parents-in-law, and 2 sister-in-laws. Cremation has taken place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs. Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. Family will be receiving friends at the home of Ben & Susan Taylor, 994 Harrison St., Rock Springs.

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Condolences to Hazel's family. I worked her at MHSC. She was a very personable lady. I liked her very much. Again, my sympathy. Nan Gills

Nanette Gills Jul 13 2014 12:00 AM