Obituary: Albert Floyd Richey, Jr.
Albert Floyd Richey, Jr., 77, a Lake Havasu City, Arizona resident for the past six years, passed away after a short illness on Dec. 29, 2008. He was born in Geary, Okla. on March 20, 1931. Al moved to Dos Palos at the age of seven and attended local schools where he graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1949. He immediately joined the U.S. Navy and served abroad in the Korean War. When he returned home, he attended Fresno State University. It was there he met his wife of 54 years, Edith Marx Richey.
Al and Edith married on June 20, 1954 and made their home in Dos Palos, Calif. Al worked for the Dos Palos Star and eventually owned his own printing shop, Richey’s Printing Service. He was also a farmer who took pride in being part of the rural agricultural scene developing his own ranch and farm just outside of town. Upon retirement, Al and Edith built their dream home in the Lake Tahoe area. Al enjoyed fishing the many lakes around Lake Tahoe, including Donner, Boca and Stampede. He loved to read and just hang out with his wife, friends, children, and grandchildren.
Al is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Edith Marx Richey of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., his daughters, Karen Richey of Truckee, Calif. and Wendy Spencer of Reno, Nev.; his son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Kicki Richey of Reno; his son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Cheryl Richey of Truckee; six grandchildren, Kelly Davin, Megan Davin, Richard Collins and his wife, Davyanna, Emma Richey, Brian Richey and Madison Richey; two great-grandchildren, Aleah and Tabitha; and three sisters, Katherine Stanfill of Modesto, Shirley Orlando of Dos Palos and Jeannie Canady of Reno, plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Cora Richey, his brother, Sidney William Richey and his grandson, Ross Andrew Collins.
Al was a sailor, a printer, a farmer, a traveler, a fisherman and a builder. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a quiet wit and intelligence that people admired and he was a good listener. He loved his family and was an exemplary role model. His infectious smile and the twinkle in his eye will be greatly missed. Al’s most recent hobbies included fishing, reading and playing poker.
There will be a celebration of Al’s life, a life well-lived, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Truckee Tahoe Mortuary, 10126 Church St., Truckee, Calif.
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