James Orsman “Jim” Richmond

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James Orsman “Jim” Richmond

  • Birth 22 Jun 1928 Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, USA
  • Death 28 Oct 2010 Layton, Davis County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Layton, Davis County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 60955524

Born on a farm in rural Penn Yann, New York, Jim received his early education in a one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from Penn Yann Academy in 1945 and went on to earn a BA at Ohio-Wesleyan University in 1949.

After living in Washington D.C. until 1957, he moved to San Francisco to make his life in the "land of milk and honey." While there he was baptized into the LDS Church on Nov. 17, 1962 and met the love of his life, Karla. They were married in 1967 in the Oakland Temple and went on to raise four children. He worked for Spreckels Sugar Co. as a production manager and private label consultant. He retired in 1993 and moved to Layton, Utah.

He was a councilor in two bishoprics and worked with the Boy Scouts of America as both a scoutmaster and council member. He found great joy in family history work and gardening, and delighted in spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Karla, his sons Mark (Michelle) of Riverton, Utah, Christian (Rebecca) of Layton, Utah and Timothy (Robin) of Spokane, Washington, daughter Kimberly (Jerry) Blyschak of Novato, California, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister Betty Marschner of Buffalo, New York and his brother Roger (Arlene) Richmond of Penn Yann, New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Mildred Richmond and brother-in-law Ed Marschner.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m .in the Emerald LDS Ward Chapel, 1325 East Cherry Lane in Layton. A viewing will be held at that building on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 and again on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30. Burial will be in the Lindquist Cemetery in Layton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Missionary Fund or Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.

Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com


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  • Maintained by: Dan Arnes
  • Originally Created by: Ross Woolsey
  • Added: 1 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60955524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Orsman “Jim” Richmond (22 Jun 1928–28 Oct 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60955524, citing Lindquist Memorial Park, Layton, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Dan Arnes (contributor 47630541) .