June Richards, 102, of Waelder, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018. She was born Jan. 13, 1916 in Gonzales County, the daughter of John Reed Carmichael and Verdie Estelle Rasor Carmichael.
She married Harper Clyde Richards on Nov. 7, 1938 in Gonzales. After raising her children she graduated from nursing school in Gonzales and became a licensed vocational nurse. She worked at the Sievers Convalescent Home, Holmes Hospital and Warm Springs Hospital during the polio outbreak and later the Cartwheel Lodge Nursing Home. She retired in the late 1980s.
June was a member of Life Changing Church. She was known for her artistic talent as a painter and captured many beautiful flowers and landscapes. She enjoyed working on the ranch, gardening, and was known for her green thumb, planting a huge garden every year. Most of all she loved cooking for her family and was especially remembered for her turkey and dressing which was the world’s best. Her greatest joy was time spent with her loving family.
June is survived by her daughter, Martha Dale Hooker and husband Joe of Waelder; son, David Clyde Richards of Martindale; sister, Virginia Hallmark of Giddings; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; daughter, Jenny Nell Reeves; sisters, Dorothy Wright, Rebecca French, Estelle Overstreet and Mary Jane Carmichael; and brothers, Hugh Carmichael and John Carmichael.
Visitation was Saturday, April 21 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services followed with Brother Ray Remmers officiating. Interment followed at the Thompsonville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Preston Richter, Colton Richter, Jonathan Atkinson, J.C. Reeves, Billy Reeves, Aubri Atkinson, Colt Richards and Jacey Richards. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com.