Happy 100th Birthday!: Mildred "Dearie" Brown Richards: 100 Years Young

Saturday , November 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

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Mildred was born in North Ogden, Utah, on November 21, 1917. She was one of nine children. She grew up on a farm and had many jobs, but her main job was herding cows, morning and night, on her horse, "Old Blue."

She graduated from Weber High School, Weber State University and BYU, majoring in education. She first taught school in a two-room school house, in Uintah. She then taught at Wahlquist, the first year they opened.

In 1938, she was called to serve a mission in Texas-Louisiana. While there, she taught school in the winter and proselytized in the summer.

On January 6, 1942, she married Ray Richards, they were married for 70 years. They had two children, Stephen (Christine) Richards and Susan (David) Wilson; 13 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Mildred has been an active member of the LDS Church and held many positions. She was active for over 50 years in the DUP. She was also involved in the "K"ans.

Mildred has lived an amazing life, she is celebrating her 100th birthday with a family dinner at Maddox Steak House.

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