Posted: Fri 8:39 AM, Feb 01, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
September 12, 1920-January 28, 2013
Margaret Denton Richards, 92, of Bryan, was called to her eternal home January 28, 2013. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Keith.
Margaret was born September 12, 1920 in Onalaska, Texas to William and Lucy Denton. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class in Onalaska. On January 20, 1940 she married her best friend and constant companion. She attended Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee and later attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She was a 3rd grade school teacher in Fulton, Texas and Iola, Texas prior to her retirement in 1985. She taught a total of 21 years.
She was a pastor's wife for over 60 years. In every church they pastored, she taught the Beginner/Primary Sunday School class. She was also in charge of Children's Church teaching young children the wonderful story of Jesus Christ. Her love for children was evident and children felt this love in the way they ran to "Mrs. Preacher". She was actively involved in Women Active for Christ on both the local and state level. She will be remembered for her Christian testimony and love for her Savior Jesus Christ. She will be deeply missed by numerous family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Denton; three sisters, Elizabeth King, Geneva Brewer and Emma Lee Brottlund; one great-grandson, Kai Dean.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years Walter Richards of Bryan; daughter, Marilu McDonald of Bryan; son, Walter Eugene Richards and wife Ruth of Kingwood; four grandchildren, Colby Richards and wife Jennifer of Groves, Megan and husband Chance Dean of Austin, Sarah Jones of Kingwood, and Morgan and husband Dustin Pierce of Bryan; seven great-grandchildren, Taylar Jones, Korin Dean, Alia Dean, Kara Dean, Isabella Richards, Victoria Richards, and Cash Pierce; one sister, Lucy Blaschke of Schulenberg; one brother, William Denton of Pearland; one sister-in-law, Lela Clary of Bryan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Douglas, Clyde Goen, Tom Goen, John Ray Maxwell, Rory Meadors, Marvin Oldham, Jesse Ostiguin Jr, and Louis Watson.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the staff of Traditions Hospice for the care and compassion that they have shown. Thanks also to Arianna Harrison, Nicole Pena, and Lakeisha Minor for their loving devotion.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Wildwood Free Will Baptist Church at P.O. Box 1009, Porter, Texas 77365.