Ronald “Dusty” Lee Richards, November 11, 1937~January 18, 2018
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jean and John Richards and his wife, Patricia Richards.
He was raised Methodist. Ronald “Dusty” married Patricia Donahoe on June 5, 1961 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville, AR. He lived in Springdale, AR in the Sonora Community.
Dusty is survived by daughters, Anna Barnes and husband, Bryan of Siloam Springs and Rhonda Albrecht and husband, Wolfgang of Fayetteville, AR; a brother, Jim Richards of Rogers, AR; a sister, Sandy Lundy and husband, Bob of Cannon Beach, Oregon; grandchildren, Jessica (Barnes) Smith and husband, Derek, Montana Barnes and wife, Ashley, Courtney (Albrecht) Watson and husband, Shane and Erich Albrecht; great-grandchildren, Trypp and Mya Stephenson, Cayden and Wyatt Barnes, Cheyenne and Paisley (Sweetpea) Watson and Kalie and Kambry Smith; brother-in-laws, Dennis Donahoe of Hindsville AR. and Michael Donahoe and wife, Joyce of Lincoln, AR; sister-in-laws, Karen Beebe of Lincoln, AR and Rita Walker and husband, John Clark of Berryville, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Beard’s Chapel with Chaplain Charlie Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Sonora Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Washington Regional Friends of Hospice, c/o Washington Regional Foundation, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, AR 72703-4618 or the Springdale Benevolent Foundation Scholarship, (479) 756-0464/Rick Culver, www.rodeooftheozarks.org, P.O. Box 1909, Springdale, AR 72765.
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