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Jeanne Richins

July 26, 1915 — July 8, 2012

Jeanne Pyper Richins who lived 97 wonderful years was born July 26, 1915, in Workum Frieseland, Netherlands to Carl and Virsina Pyper. She passed away on July 8, 2012, peacefully at her home in Henefer, Utah.

She and her family immigrated to the United States in 1925, settling in Salt Lake City. She married Tracey Gillatte Call (later divorced). On December 22, 1941, she married Carl E. Richins in the Salt Lake Temple and spent 30 wonderful years together until his death on February 25, 1971. Her first 10 years were spent in Holland attending Dutch schools and working in the family horticulture business. As a young woman, she worked for Utah Poultry, Royal Bakery and the family business. She had to leave school to go to work before graduating, but received an honorary certificate of graduation from North Summit HS on November 20, 2011.

She was famous for making beautiful intricate wedding cakes for hundreds of brides. Her yard was a showcase of flowers, shrubs and trees. She made hundreds of quilts for her family and humanitarian services. She was a member of Utah Wool Growers Auxiliary, Utah Cowbelles, honorary member of DUP, and served in numerous LDS church callings. She was an excellent homemaker and enjoyed time with her husband on the family ranch. Her greatest love was her testimony of Jesus Christ, her family and serving them.

She is survived by her children Robert Pyper & Pat Richins, Marie G. Richins (daughter-in-law), Stephen Pyper and Vicky Richins, Patricia Jeanne Richins, all of Henefer; Alma E. and Berta Richins of South Ogden. She has a wonderful posterity including 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E.; son, C. LaMar; grandsons, Anthony R. and Curtis G Richins; parents and siblings: Alice Henze, Jacob Pyper, Henrietta Guest and Carl Pyper.

A viewing will be held Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, July 13, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. with the funeral Friday at 11 a.m. all in the new Henefer LDS Chapel. Interment in the Henefer City Cemetery.


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