(March 8, 2002)
George H. (Jud) Richmond, 85, died Friday, March 8 at his home in Cody.
He was born June 23, 1916, in Thermopolis to Robert and Agnes (Nancy) Walker Richmond. He attended schools in Thermopolis and was graduated from high school there in 1934.
He married Verle K. Gilardine in Casper in May of 1936.
Mr. Richmond loved the cowboy life and ranching. He worked on the Arapaho Indian Ranch in Thermopolis for four years and then went to work for Lloyd Taggart at the Two Dot Ranch for 16 years, later working for 25 years for Glenn E. Nielson at the Trail Creek Ranch.
His straight forward honesty and work ethic will be remembered by family and friends.
He walked four miles every day to stay healthy since his retirement 14 years ago. He was a member of BPOE Lodge 1611 in Cody.
Survivors include his wife, Verle K. Richmond of Cody; four children and their spouses, Robert M. Richmond and wife Joyce of Baker City, Ore., Dennis W. Richmond of Wheatland, Joan I. Richmond and husband, Jerry Sucher, of Cody, and Mary A. Anderson of Parachute, Colo.; six nieces and nephews; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those who wish may make donations to a charity of choice in his memory. Ballard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.