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Helene Richards

January 30, 1926 - January 31, 2015

Helene ìGigiî Richards of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, January 31, one day after her 89th birthday, following a period of declining health. A native of Bethlehem, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Gushen. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Wendylyn Louise Richards who died in 1967; her sister, Marie g. Herstine and two brothers, Joseph J. Gushen, Jr. and Thomas A. Gushen. She was a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem and received her degree in Registered Nursing from St. Lukeís Hospital in Bethlehem. Shortly following graduation her priorities focused on raising her family. Her relationship with her family was the cornerstone of her life. She possessed a vivacious spirit and her presence would light up a room as she entered.

Mrs. Richards is survived by 3 sons, Dr. Pete Richards and his wife Jan of Hendersonville, Daniel R. Richards and his wife Chris of Memphis, TN and Dr. Scott B. Richards of Fort Pierce, FL; 4 grandsons, Dr. Justin Richards of Nashville, TN, Jordan Richards of Fort. Lauderdale, FL, Dylan Richards of Portland, OR and Thomas Richards, of Carlsbad, CA as well as several nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes there will be no services held locally and she will be laid to rest with her daughter in Miami, FL.

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