Rose Lee Richards

In Memorial

Rose Lee Richards, 94, of Waco, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 surrounded by her family at Providence Hospice Place.

Graveside Service: 9:30a.m. Tuesday, July 11th at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rose was born the daughter of W.J. and Mary Elizabeth Schutza on April 9, 1923 in Malone, Texas. She married Aubrey W. Richards the 8th of February 1941 in Fort Worth. Rose spent the early years of her marriage as a military wife until Aubrey retired from the United States Air Force in 1967. Her focus in life was caring for her beloved Aubrey and their five children. Rose was a housewife, accomplished artist, wonderful cook, friend and neighbor. She died as she lived: quietly, watching over her children.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her beloved husband, Aubrey; son, Ronald Richards; granddaughter, Traci Ray; two sisters; and one brother.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are Aubrey Richards, Jr. and his wife, Virginia, James Richards, Johnny Richards and wife, Rosa, and Barbara Richards. She is also survived by Marvin and Ruth Carole Schutza, Albert Schutza; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other family members.

The family expresses their special thanks to the staff and friends at St. Catherine Center and to the caring staff of Providence Hospice Place.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are to be directed to the American Heart Association or the Waco Humane Society in Rose’s memory.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706

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  1. Megan Belknap

    What a very special lady my Granny was! I’m certain that her friends and family would say that they have known very few people that were as sweet and kind as she was. Such a gentle soul who loved her family so very much, and I so thankful to have had her as my wonderful grandmother. She will be missed terribly, but happy for her to be reunited with my Papa.

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