“Forever the Teacher”\nHarold James Richards was born to David and Christine Richards on January 3, 1925 in Brigham City, Utah. He passed away January 6, 2007 in Murray, Utah where he had lived for over 50 years. His formative years were spent in Brigham City where he learned to love farming, livestock, and the outdoors. After graduating from Box Elder High School, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Bernice Dial on August 16, 1945; their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on July 21, 1950. She passed away December 6, 1994. He married Barbara Harmon on March 10, 2001; she preceeded him in death on July 17, 2006.\nDad was a teacher by profession and inclination. A proud Aggie, he graduated from Utah State University in 1953 and began teaching agriculture in Delta Utah. He taught electronics and science classes at Granite High School and Valley Junior High for many years; former students recognized him decades later. Even after retirement, Dad was a teacher. There were no simple excursions anywhere; he gave every opportunity to share his knowledge of living and earth sciences via informal field trips. He served as a dedicated Scout Master for over a decade. He loved to travel and made friends along the way. He especially enjoyed trips to Las Vegas to play with his great grand-son Jace (“Jocko”)\nSurvived by his children Harold Dee (Penny), Marilyn Lavin (Tom), Scott (Doris) and Jeffrey Keith (Jenifer), 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He also leaves 2 sisters, Betty Rawles, Nellie Purcell, and 4 brothers, Elmer, Robert, Clarence and Glenn. Proceeded in death by his brother, George and daughter-in-law Tami. \nServices will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Cottonwood Acres Ward, 5600 So. Revere Dr, (981 E.) Viewings will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary (4760 So. State Street) and from 10 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Interment at Willard City Cemetery.\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation or another charity in Harold’s name.