Grandparents John Robert Richards and Willie Laura Homsley
Parents Leon Fremont Richards and Vernelle Gailey
Judith Gail Richards
My grandparents Bob and Willie are buried in Whitt Cemetery in Parker County. John Robert "Bob" was born July 17, 1890 in Timpson, Shelby County, Texas and died January 24, 1975 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Willie Laura Homsley was born June 21, 1894 in Klondike, Delta County, Texas and died November 02, 1966 in Stephenville. She died of complications from breast cancer. They were living near their sons, Johnny and Leon, in Lingleville at the time of their deaths. Bob and Willie were married on November 10, 1912 in Peaster, Parker County, Texas.
My father, Leon Fremont Richards, was born on August 26, 1916 in Peaster, Parker County, Texas near the small community of Whitt. He died on April 08, 1985 of lung cancer while in a hospital in Fort Worth. He was 68 years old. He is buried in East End Cemetery in Lingleville, Erath County, Texas. Daddy married Vernelle Gailey on February 26, 1941. They went across the state line and got married in Waurika, Oklahoma. My mother was born September 25, 1921 in Millsap, Parker County, Texas. She was a twin to Maedelle Gailey Carlyle. Mother died August 19, 1998 in the Harris Hospital of Fort Worth. She suffered from the rupture of an arterial veinous malformation (AVM) on the right side of the brain. She was taken back to Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, to be buried beside my step-father, Edwin C. Rowbury, in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
The last picture on my scrapbook page of four generations of the Richards family is of me. It was taken on the sidewalk in Fort Worth and I was holding the hand of my mother as we window-shopped during one of our many trips there from Mineral Wells where I was born.
Digital Scrapbooking template and embellishments from Sweet Shona kit by Ambowife Designs.