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I. Virgil Richins

Born: Wed., Dec. 26, 1928
Died: Sat., Feb. 22, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Location: Lindquist North Ogden Mortuary

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Location: Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary

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I. Virgil Richins

12/26/1928 ~ 2/22/2014


Our loving father and grandfather, I. Virgil Richins, 85, passed away on February 22, 2014.  He was born in Ogden, Utah to Wellington Irvin and Ruby Douglas Richins on December 26, 1928.  He was raised in Grouse Creek where he helped on the family ranch.  He moved to Tremonton and attended and graduated from Bear River High School.  After school he resided in Pleasant View, Kaysville, and Centerville, UT and Colorado Springs, CO.

Virgil married his sweetheart, Sharon Hales on August 12, 1948 in the Logan LDS Temple.  Sharon passed away on January 25, 1972.  On October 12, 1972 he married Donna Josephson in the Ogden LDS Temple.  Donna passed away on August 5, 2011.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many church callings.  He served as a Bishop, in multiple Bishoprics, as well as in a Stake Presidency. 

Virgil worked as a salesman for Utah Concrete Pipe/Amcor for over 40 years.  After retiring he worked for Logo Concepts for five years.  He loved his work and those he worked with.

He was an avid hunter and loved hunting with his family and friends.  He loved dancing, cowboy poetry, and old country western music.  He was truly a cowboy at heart and loved spending time in Grouse Creek.  Virgil loved to serve others.  When he wasn’t serving his family, he was always helping a neighbor, friend or anyone in need.  He had a soft heart and an endless capacity to love.

Virgil is survived by his children, Cheryl (Mont) Rose, Fielding; Mark (DeeDee) Richins, North Ogden; Brent (Heather) Richins, Kirkand, WA; Karla (Don) Tucker, Clemmons, NC; Sharon (Bruce) Hall, Plain City; Gary (Laura) Josephson, Lehi; Kevin Josephson, Logan; and Deanna (Clyde) Young, Boise, ID; 39 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sharon Hales; wife, Donna Josephson; son, Alan Wade; two sisters, LaRene and Virginia; one brother, Doug; and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd.  Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.

Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.

A special thanks to Harrison Regent, Mountain Ridge Assisted Living and their fantastic staff, Encompass Hospice namely Tammy, Lisa, and Dr. Seth Lewis.  Also thanks to Dr. Mark Christian for his loving care. The family wishes to give a special thanks to Mark and DeeDee Richins for their daily constant, tender loving care of dad.

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Chet & Marilee Napoli Peterson
   Posted Wed February 26, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. We were glad to live close to Virg and Donna and be able to visit with them on occasion and get to know them better. Chet & Marilee

Rana Barton (and Family)
   Posted Wed February 26, 2014
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Warm thoughts and heartfelt prayers from our families to yours. - Rana & Marie Barton, Amanda Profaizer Family and Rachel Barton-Spencer Family

Richard Whitaker
   Posted Wed February 26, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Whitaker Construction Co..

Our deepest sympathy. Your friends at Whitaker Construction Co.

Gene & Laree Chiodo
   Posted Fri February 28, 2014
Our sincere condolence, we will miss our special friend, The great times we spent together growing up will always be in our memories. Will miss you at our class reunion in May....till we meet again friend.

Brenda Brasher
   Posted Sat March 01, 2014
I wanted to express my sincere condolences on Virg's passing. I've only known him a year, as he was Dad's neighbor at Mountain Ridge, but he was such a sweet, gentle man that I immediately felt a strong fondness for him. My Dad enjoyed his company as well. He was quiet, polite, personable and someone I always enjoyed visiting with on my visits with my own father. Such a gentle soul will be missed by many, including me.
Brenda Brasher (daughter of George Vit)

Susan Valentine Gonzalez
   Posted Fri April 11, 2014
Wow, a flood of memories from my childhood just hit me when my brother, Dan, sent the notice just now. We are both very sad that we missed Virgil's funeral and viewing, for we would have been there had we known. Virgil's first wife, Sharon, used to babysit me when my mom was working. I played with their younger son, Mark. I'll never forget their home on PV Drive, and the year we came home from a long vacation over Christmas to learn of Wade's passing. I think that was my first experience knowing someone who had passed away. Many years later we found Wade had written his name on the bottom of a drawer in our basement apartment. I don't remember a lot about Virgil, except that he was a handsome man, and very quiet and gentle around me. My love and sympathies to the family, I hope you're all well.

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