Helene Richards

January 30, 1926 - January 31, 2015

01/30/1926 - 01/31/2015

Helene ìGigiî Richards of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, January 31, one day after her 89th birthday, following a period of declining health. A native of Bethlehem, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Gushen. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Wendylyn Louise Richards who died in 1967; her sister, Marie g. Herstine and two brothers, Joseph J. Gushen, Jr. and Thomas A. Gushen. She was a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem and received her degree in Registered Nursing from St. Lukeís Hospital in Bethlehem. Shortly following graduation her priorities focused on raising her family. Her relationship with her family was the cornerstone of her life. She possessed a vivacious spirit and her presence would light up a room as she entered.

Mrs. Richards is survived by 3 sons, Dr. Pete Richards and his wife Jan of Hendersonville, Daniel R. Richards and his wife Chris of Memphis, TN and Dr. Scott B. Richards of Fort Pierce, FL; 4 grandsons, Dr. Justin Richards of Nashville, TN, Jordan Richards of Fort. Lauderdale, FL, Dylan Richards of Portland, OR and Thomas Richards, of Carlsbad, CA as well as several nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes there will be no services held locally and she will be laid to rest with her daughter in Miami, FL.

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Tammy Gibson
8 years ago

ìFor God has comforted His people, and He will show mercy to His own afflicted ones.î (Isaiah 49:13b) May God continue to provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Benjamin R. King
8 years ago

Pete, my deepest condolences to you and to your family for your loss. The memories of a Mother is the warmest memory of all. My sympothies to you and Jan, the boys, your siblings and the entire family. My love and thought to all, Dick King