Carolyn Richards, 79, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at her home.
She was born November 20, 1940 to Clarence “Babe” Smith and Mary (Macy) Bates in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Carolyn grew up in Maud and Tecumseh. She graduated with the class of 1958 from Bethel High School. She earned her Associates degree from Seminole Junior College. She lived most of her life in Tecumseh.
She married Howard Doyle Richards on August 13, 1958. He preceded her in death in March of 1980.
Carolyn worked for the Oklahoma Tax Commission for 20 plus years and retired in 2006 as a computer programmer.
She served as the Town Clerk and Treasurer in Pink for 20 years. Carolyn loved working her garden, flowers beds and tending to her cows.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Doyle Richards; 1 great-great granddaughter, Adelyn Mae Shepherd; and her parents, Clarence “Babe” Smith and Mary Bates.
Survivors include two children, her son, Rick Richards of Tecumseh; her daughter, Lesa and Randy Ivey of Tecumseh, OK; step-daughter, Tammy Richards of McLoud, OK; 6 grandchildren, Wayne Richards, Krystal Boyce, Danny Ivey, Bradley Ivey, Austin Todd and McKenzie Todd; 9 great-grandchildren, Aden Boyce, McKenlie Ivey, Hailey Richards, Victoria Boyce, Elizabeth Boyce, Courtney Boyce, Jocelyn Richards, Austin Todd, Jr. and Brinkley Todd; 6 great-great grandchildren; Reid, Ryker, Titan, Addison, Kegan and Kaiser; and many loving extended family and friends.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020 and continue through service time. Service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Terrell, Elmore City Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
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