A graveside service for Louise B. Richards, 88, of Rockdale and Round Rock was held Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Rev. Dale Chrisman officiating.

Mrs. Richards died Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown.

She was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Hearne to Harry David and Bertha Margaret (Gode) Beaumont.

She married Robert Claude "Red" Richards on March 12, 1945.

Mrs. R ichards worked for the City of Rockdale and retired in the mid-1980s from Texas Department of Public Welfare (now Texas Department of Human Services) as a caseworker.

She was a graduate of Hearne High School, attended Texas Women's University, and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin.

Mrs. Richards was a member of Phi Mu sorority and St. John's United Methodist Church in Rockdale.

She shared her husband's love of antique cars and was active for over 20 years in the Austin chapter of Horseless Carriage Club of America.

They spent their retirement in the Rio Grande Valley and RVing across America.

Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by her husband, Red Richards, on Sept. 8, 1986, and her parents.

Survivors are two daughters, Janet Rader of Round Rock, Roberta Tillery of Waller; and a sister, Marjorie Quick of Georgetown; also, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three nephews and three cousins.

Pallbearers were Floyd Brockenbush, Robert Brockenbush, Paul Brockenbush, Andrew Brockenbush, Wayne Voigt and Chris Hubbard.

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