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Shirley Car Leah Christensen Riches

03/29/1931 - 03/18/2020

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Shirley Car Leah Christensen Riches, 88, passed away March 18, 2020 in South Jordan, Utah.  She was born March 29, 1931 in Provo, Utah, the only child of Harold Hilton and Ruth James Christensen.  She was married to George Kyle Riches August 11, 1948 in the Logan Utah Temple.

She was an excellent interior decorator, seamstress and cook. As a perfectionist she took pride in her family and home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her children: Kay (Dennis) Larsen, Marty (Dianne) Riches, Lee Ann (Val) Whitehead; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grand children; sisters-in-law Mary Jane Riches Petzar and Lois Keefer Riches.

Per Shirley’s request there will be no viewing nor funeral services.  Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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  • Thanks Kay for calling and letting me know about your Mother. Our special friendship with your family goes back many years and has been a real blessing to our family. I still have one of the drapes that your Dad put up for us a long time ago. In our family, it was always “Kyle and Shirley or Shirley and Kyle” and now they are together again.

    I will never forget when your parents were at our home in Holiday and we received a phone call and that there was a “little disagreement” at your house and the kitchen table was broken — can’t remember was it you Marty or Lee??? Anyway as I remember, our evening together was cut short. Stay faithful and remember “Families can be forever”. Love you. Norma and family

    — Norma Bench
  • Shirley and Kyle were wonderful neighbors of ours for many years. We loved our association with them. May you have comfort knowing that Shirley is now with Kyle.

    — Dean Dastrup
  • We would like to send our condolences to your family. We served at Riverway for 3 years before being released in November, so we have missed seeing Shirley the last few months and were sorry to learn of her passing. We enjoyed knowing and serving Shirley. She was a sweet lady. We send our wishes for the comfort and peace of our Savior to be with your family.

    Stan and Sharon Miller

    — Sharon J MILLER

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