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Graveside Service

Meadow Cemetery
Friday July 1st, 2022

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Eleanor Richey Edwards

Eleanor Richey Edwards, our beloved mother, grandmother, wife and friend entered Heavenly Fathers arms on June 26, 2022 with her family at her bedside.  Eleanor was born in Phoenix, AZ on March 23, 1943 to Robert Addison Richey and Evelyn Phillips Richey.  She leaves behind Larry V. Edwards, her husband of 63 years, her two sons, Brett (Kelley) and Todd (Cheryl), two daughters, Elizabeth and Angela, five beautiful grandchildren, Maclain, Madison, Quillan, Keegan and Jaden and her two brothers, Robert Richey and John Richey.  In death, she has now rejoined her father, dear mother and three sisters.

Eleanor was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah.  She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Eleanor and Larry were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1959.  They lived in Bountiful, Utah until 1973 where their four children were born.  In 1973, compliments of the US Army, they headed west to San Francisco for three years, to Colorado Springs for four years, and finally Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area for several assignments.  After retiring from the Army in 1992, they remained in the DC area while Larry worked for the District of Columbia Government for 14 years.  In 2008, they packed up and headed back West to Colorado Springs.   

Central to Eleanor’s life was her love for her family.  She shared this love and excitement for life with her husband, and served as an excellent example for her children and grandchildren.  Her passion and talents were never more on display than they were within the walls of her own home.  She was quite an entertainer.  No one will ever forget the many, many hours of playing Charades.

Eleanor was a gifted interior decorator, and along with her love for antiques, created a home that everyone wanted to visit.  She loved the visits until they all started begging her to help decorate their own homes. 

She will be missed by many who loved and cherished her.

The Graveside Service will be held Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Meadow Cemetery.  

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Always a special place in my heart and happy to have called her Mom. My thoughts and prayers to Angela and the family. Kevin

Kevin Shevitz Jul 11 2022 7:46 AM

Always a special place in my heart. Happy to have called her Mom. My thoughts and prayers to Angela and the family. Kevin

Kevin Shevitz Jul 11 2022 7:44 AM

I lost one of my best friends this week.
Been remembering all the wonderful fun times I have shared with Eleanor and Alice Aunt Jean.
Grandpa Gerald would go hide when the 3 of us came to Meadow.
She always had a smile on here face and love in here heart.
Her home and appearance were evidence of her decorating abilities.
Such talent !
I will truly miss you my sister and friend.
Love ya !

Janell Ekker Jul 1 2022 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eleanor Edwards

Carol and Arnie McKechnie Jun 30 2022 5:49 PM

To a wonderful woman I had the pleasure of knowing and loving. Always had that beautiful smile and loved life. She will be missed by all. RIP sweet Eleanor.

Margaret Williams Jun 30 2022 7:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eleanor Edwards

Charlene Paxton Wilkinson Jun 29 2022 4:54 PM

Larry and family,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We know how deeply you loved her. We pray for peace in your hearts.
With love, prayers and sympathy,
Stephen and Lisa Fillo

Lisa Campbell Fillo Jun 28 2022 8:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eleanor Edwards

Lisa & Travis Littleton Jun 28 2022 7:15 PM

Linda and I are sorry for your loss, and we have you guys in our prayers.

Bill & Linda Richardson Jun 28 2022 4:15 PM

Uncle Larry and Family,
We are So Sorry for Your Loss Sending Our Deepest Sympathy Thoughts and Prayers 💞

Wendy Edwards Jun 28 2022 11:53 AM

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