James Harry Richards

19 Dec 1930 - 18 Feb 1973

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James Harry Richards

19 Dec 1930 - 18 Feb 1973
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Grave site information of James Harry Richards (19 Dec 1930 - 18 Feb 1973) at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves
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James Harry Richards

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Married: 18 Apr 1956
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Pleasant Grove City Cemetery

301-945 Utah 146
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
United States

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Beloved Husband & Father
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July 2, 2011
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July 2, 2011

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The Love and understanding of a Father

Contributor: Cadmonkeyslc Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Looking back through time, its interesting what you learn from moments you wish you could do over if you had a chance to relive them. This is one of those moments for me that took place just prior to the passing of one of the best father's a kid could ever have. On this night of learning, I was asked to stay home with my Dad who had just returned home from the hospital. He had a tube hanging from his lung draining into a bag held in the pocket of his robe. having difficulty breathing, the family was trying to do what they could to make his stay at home as comfortable as possible. My staying with him was so post to be one of those things I was asked to do to help him out. The night in question was for me a "mutual" night and my scout troop was planing on going swimming, and I got the call from one of my friends asking me if I was planning on going, I told him with disappointment in my voice no because I had to stay home with my dad. Well, my dad overheard the conversation and told me I could go if I wanted to, but i told him mom had asked me to stay with him, and he told me to let him worry about mom, and to get my suit and catch a ride. Well I caught that ride and had a blast with the troop that night. Little did I know how short the time was I had left with him. After his death, my mom and others of my family would sit around in the kitchen talking about all the things we wished we would have done to maximize the time we had left to spend with our father. Tears pour from our red eyes freely, and tissue was passed around like candy, but what a special moment those crying parties were for me. Being able to release my regrets, and knowing I wasn't the only one feeling that way was therapeutic for me. Knowing my dad never held that poor decision against me, and seeing him put my selfish desires above his need, drove home to me that he was, and is a man who knows what love is. Your wondering how I know he doesn't hold it against me, and I'll tell you, it's because I saw his love demonstrated throughout my life by how he treated my brothers and sister, as well as everyone he came in contact with when I was with him. I thank Heavenly Father for a Dad I could depend on, and a dad that would show by his example what love is. Love Scott.

Life Timeline of James Harry Richards

1930
James Harry Richards was born on 19 Dec 1930
James Harry Richards was 14 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
1945
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James Harry Richards was 22 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
1953
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James Harry Richards was 34 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
1964
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James Harry Richards died on 18 Feb 1973 at the age of 42
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