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Obituary for Ila Mae Richeson

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Ila Mae Richeson

February 23, 1925 - January 14, 2013

Ila Mae Richeson passed away on January 14, 2013. She was born on February 23, 1925 to Reese and Edna James in Spanish Fork, Utah . She married Ernest Lee Richeson, Jr. in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 16, 1951.Ila was an active member of the LDS Church throughout her life. She graduated from Brigham Young University. Ila worked at McKay Dee Hospital as a Medical Technologist until the age of 71. She loved to travel, traveling to China, Russia and Europe along with numerous cruises. She was a loving, caring and giving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be sorely missed. Ila is survived by her children: David Lee Richeson, Marcia Richeson, (Michael Day), Bruce James Richeson (Vickie) and Denece Richeson. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Lee Richeson Jr. Per her wishes a private graveside service will be held in Spanish Fork, Utah. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Born: February 23, 1925
Died: January 14, 2013

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Janice Turville Blaylock posted on 1/26/13

Dear Cousins,I'm so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a nice and very strong lady and will be very much missed. I'm so happy that she is finally with Uncle Lee.Thoughts are will you all.Love,Janice Turville Blaylock


Karen Sewalson posted on 1/21/13

I was going through a stack of newspapers and happened to see your mother's obituary. I was a Medical Technology student in the late 70's at McKay-Dee Hospital and then became an employee there for 25 years. Ila was one of my teachers in hematology. She was always so kind and patient with me, then when I became an employee she became a good friend. I will always remember her and her cottage cheese lunches. Always health conscious. We discovered my husband, Tom had once dated Marcia and commented on how small a world it is. Later after she retired I would run in to her at a Mall or store and she would tell me of all her travels and how great retirement was. It has been some time since then and I am at Intermountain in Murray now. I will always treasure the friendships I made there at Mckay. My sympathys to you all. May you find comfort and peace in your memories. -Karen and Tom Sewalson


Maureen Barraclough Ricks posted on 1/19/13

Dear Richeson Family,I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mom. She always wanted to hear about what was going on with me when I got to see her. She was always sweet and caring. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time. It has been too long since we have seen each other. Love to all of you!


Karen Wilcox posted on 1/18/13

I loved living near Ila. She was always cheerful and such a good friend. She made me feel happy whenever I visited with her. She loved her family and spoke about them. She was so strong and never said a word about how hard life was with being on her own. What a wonderful example of working hard and loving life.Sincerely,Karen Wilcox


Elaine Shomer posted on 1/18/13

I met Ila through a mutual friend, Judy. We enjoyed many vacations together. I was surprised to count up to seven separate trips we took. We also shared several years of dinners and Weber State basketball games. I will always remember her as a good and agreeable traveling companion. I found her to be a lady of strong opinions that always reflected good, common sense. Although I hadn't seen her for awhile, I will always remember her with fondest thoughts. My sympathies go to you, her family.


Campbell Family posted on 1/17/13

dear david marcia bruce and denece, we are so sorry for your loss. what a confort knowing that your parents are together forever. we have fond memories growing up in the neighborhood. may the spirit of our father in heaven be with you. your in our prayers. evelyn campbell, nancy & dale belliston


Karen Barraclough posted on 1/17/13

David, Marcia, Bruce, and Denice, I am sorry for your loss and wish you love, peace, comfort and togetherness with each other having lost both parents now. You already know the feeling of loss never stops, but with courage and fond memories, we can go on. I was very pleased to see you in October when mother died and thank you for your love and support. Growing up, you were some of my favorite cousins. But I really thought all of my cousins were part of my immediate family; they just lived away from our farm with another set of parents. Aunt Ila: I was always impressed with her and respected her knowledge and education. I was always glad to see her at McKay Hospital when my husband worked there. She always had a smile and a happy chuckle. Thanks to her and all of you for being part of my family. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Love, Cousin Karen and Roy


Mary Carruth posted on 1/16/13

My sincere condolences. I enjoyed working with your mom at McKay Dee Hospital. She was a dedicated worker and I enjoyed our friendship. Mary Carruth


Laraine Zaugg Bouck posted on 1/16/13

Thinking of your family at this time in your loss. I loved Aunt Ila and she always asked about my family when she would come to the farm to visit Mom and Dad. It is sad to see our parents go, but what a blessing to know they are at peace and with loved ones again. I love to think about the days of family get-togethers when the cousins were running around the farm and climbing haystacks and our aunts and uncles would be visiting and talking about their kids and their ailments. Now it is our turn to do that! Thank you so much for coming to Mom's funeral in October. It was great to have you there to support the Richeson/Zaugg family. Love you all, your cousin Laraine


todd & colleen cummings posted on 1/16/13

David marcia bruce denice your precious parents and family will forever be remembered as the best neighbors and friends and travel companions ever. We are so sorry for your loss. What a great reunion they are having. Know of our famiy's love and best wishes for you - always! Love, Todd and Colleen, Cary, Vicki, Greg and Debbie