OBITUARY

Betty Huffman Richards

April 5, 1928March 7, 2019
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Betty Huffman Richards, born April 5, 1928, made her journey home on March 7, 2019. Betty was a wife, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, Nana and Great Nana. Betty began her career as a maid at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC, working for the Cecil family, decendants of the builder, George Vanderbilt. After her marriage, Betty worked for J.C. Penney Co. for over 35 years in a variety of positions. Betty was jokingly known as the VP of operations when a manager was unavailable. She and her late husband, Roland B. Richards, enjoyed a variety of activities including boating on the lake, square dancing and bowling, which Betty continued to enjoy until recently. She is survived by her children, Jane Sharp and her husband, David Sharp of Chattanooga, Mary Ellen Camp and her husband, Ron Camp of Atlanta, GA, Tom Richards and his wife Cathy Richards of Huntsville, Al, and John Richards and his wife, Jennifer Richards of Nokomis, FL. She had five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She also remained close with numerous nieces and nephews. Betty will be remembered for her quick wit and ability to show anyone how to do anything whether they asked or not. She is loved and cherished by many who came in contact with her. She made friends easily and often amused her children when traveling by telling stories of her childhood growing up as the eldest of five daughters of a Forrest Ranger with the National Park Service. So, God Speed, Betty, Mamma, Nana, and Aunt Betty. We love you and you will be missed dearly. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday March 10 from 2pm to 6pm. The funeral is Monday March 11, at noon at the Chapel at the funeral home with interment at Lakewood Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, Betty asked for donations to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Betty Huffman Richards

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Fran Varner

March 10, 2019

Betty was the kind of neighbor every neighborhood needs, She looked out for everybody, always ready to help or give advise. On her daily walks, she would make sure to pick up any trash so that our street would be clean. We have enjoyed her friendship for the 55 yrs we have been her neighbor. She will be greatly missed.

Mary Lee

March 9, 2019

Betty has been a wonderful neighbor for many years. We have had many enjoyable conversations over the years. I will miss her very much. I am so sorry for your loss.

Frank Goforth

March 9, 2019

I met Betty through her daughter, Jane. I found Betty so much like the Jane I know, friendly and fun to be with. I now understand Jane all the better. Betty was LIVING her life and was happy to share her joy and wit. She lives now through our fond memories of her.

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