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Thorald Earl Rich
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1934
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1995
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Thorald Earl Rich, 60, of Vernal died Sept 1, 1995 at the Ashley Valley Medical Center in Vemal. He was born Dec. 19, 1934 in Vemal, son of Thorald (Cotton) Clark and Lucille Housekeeper Rich.

He married Wilma Anne Mead, Oct. 7 1955 in Wellington.

Earl had worked as a heavy equipment operator, welder, mechanic, truck driver and rancher. He was also a professional rodeo rider and team roper. Rich was a member of the Wellington Mountaineers Riding Club and member of the LDS church, Maeser 4th Ward. He was a former resident of Price and Wellington for many years. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; also two sons and one daughter: Lauri Lynn, Lyle E. and Ronald Rich.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma, Vernal; children: Jackie Howa and husband, Roy, of Ogden; Lon T. and Karen Rich, Orem; Dan D. and Rita Rich, Boulder City, Nev.; and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Nonna Dalton and husband Jerrold, Sunset; Donald and Carol Rich, Vemal; Charles (Bus) C. and Jeanine Rich,
Las Vegas, Nev.; R. Kin and Donetta Rich, Price; Evelyn Oldham and husband, James, Vernal; and Hugh and Bonnie Rich, Mesa, Ariz.

Funeral services were held Sept. 5. 1995 at Maeser 4th Ward Chapel with Bishop Rich Gardner conducting.

The family prayer was offered by Evelyn Oldham with prelude and postlude music by Becky Leake. The invocation was given by Jerrold Dalton with remarks by Bishop Gardner and Kim Rich. The Eulogy was given by Roy Howa. Musical selections were "Beyond the Sunset" by Kin Rich, "Love Without End, Amen" by Neal Meat and "The Dance" by Dan Rich. Bus Rich was a speaker and Marilyn Vanwagoner read a poem Benediction was offered by Nomia Dalton.

The pallbearers were: Lon Rich, Bus Rich, Dan Rich, Kirt Rich, Roy Howa, Hugh Rich, Don Rich and James Oldham. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons: Don Rich, David Howa, Joshua Rich, Douglas Rich, Mark A. Rich, Jared Rich, Jackson Howa, Kyle Rich and an Kronick.

Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park, under the direction of Thomson's Vemal Mortuary, with Lon Rich dedicating the grave. Lorena Thomton, Alene Dalton and Cami Dalton were in charge of the flowers.

Obit by LightningLeo

Thorald Earl Rich was born to Eliza Lucille Housekeeper and Thorald Clark Rich. He married Wilma Anne Mead.

Family links: 
  Thorald Clark Rich (1914 - 1987)
  Lucille Eliza Housekeeper Rich (1916 - 1990)
  Thorald Earl Rich (1934 - 1995)
  Donald Dean Rich (1936 - 2004)*
  Charles Coulson Rich (1940 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Vernal Memorial Park
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: _BH81.00_L1_S4
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Apr 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19133206
Thorald Earl Rich
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Thorald Earl Rich
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