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Wanda Sarah Tripp Richards Puckett, 85, of Union died Dec. 6, 2001, in Portland after a brief illness.
Her funeral was today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Union. Interment was at 2:30 p.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
Mrs. Puckett was born March 4, 1916, to Guy E. Tripp and Sadie Elizabeth Criddle at Downey, Idaho. The family moved to Perry in the 1920s and later to Baker City. She was a 1934 Baker High School graduate.
She married Raymond Richards in October 1935. He died in 1971. She married Ralph Puckett in 1973 and moved to Cove. He died in June 1989.
She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many positions. She was a visiting teacher for more than 50 years.
Her grandmother’s parents were early settlers at St. George, Utah. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and focused her life on her family and friends.
Survivors include a son, John Richards of Lake Oswego; a daughter, Kaye Richards Hanni of Portland; a sister, Darlene McGregor of Livermore, Calif.; eight stepchildren, Wythal Lane, Connie Marks, Zelda Marshall and Ray Puckett of Cove, Gay Zander of La Grande, Doralee “Rosie” Powell, Robert “R.C.” Clarence and James Puckett of Portland; 24 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 14, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor