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Ramona Lee Richards Doidge

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff

Ramona "Gigi" Lee Richards Doidge died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo., at the Primrose Retirement Community. She was 75 years old.

A celebration of life was Friday, Jan. 4, at Primrose Retirement Community in Pueblo, Colo., with a reception after the service.

Ramona L. Richards was born Nov. 14, 1937, in Laredo, Texas.

She graduated from Provo High School in 1955 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Utah in 1960.

She was the chief recreational therapist at the Utah State Hospital, and she later worked as a recreational therapist for the State of Wyoming Training School for 23 years before retiring in 2003.

Her family said she was an avid world traveler, hitting every corner of the globe. She also enjoyed painting, reading books, playing bridge, gardening and volunteering in her communities. She was involved in various organizations including the Welcome Wagon, Meals on Wheels, AAUW and PEO.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Doidge of Gilbert, Ariz., Wade Doidge of Denver and Jim Doidge of Pueblo, Colo.; and grandchildren Samantha, Alexis, Ashlynne, Tori, James, Jackson and Brielle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pura and Edwin Richards.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cure PSP Foundation, www.curepsp.org.

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