Our beloved husband, daddy, grandfather, great-grandfather, Aldo Richins, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side, April 19, 1995.
He was born in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, November 2, 1910. He will always be remembered by his loving family as being "Grumpy", loving, generous and always there when you needed him. His first and only love was his wife, Helen Smith. They were married November 30, 1934 in Salt Lake. They have spent 60 loving years together. He attended West High School from 1926 to 1929 and was an avid athlete, playing several sports including football, baseball, basketball, track and field. In 1929 he received the "Athlete of the Year" award and was later entered in to the West High School "Hall of Fame". Following graduation he attended the University of Utah and continued to play sports and in 1934 received the "Ute" Award for being the most outstanding athlete of the year. After graduation from the U of U, he played professional football for the Detroit Lions. Following his professional career he joined the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, where he worked for eight years. He later entered into private business, which included owning and operating a motel and restaurant."Pa" will always be remembered for his trademark, a toothpick in his mouth. We will always love you, "Pa", thanks for the good life. Daddy, you were the wind beneath my wings.
A special thanks to Dr. Richard Brown, Sherie and Creekside Health Care.
Survived by wife, Salt Lake City; daughter, Barbara (Lee) Crebs, Sandy; grandchildren, Randy (Gayle) Crebs, Oregon City, Oregon; Mike (Lesley) Crebs, Beaverton, Oregon; Penny (John) Laveder, Draper; Michelle Crebs, Midvale; great-grandchildren, Michael Carl Crebs, Ryan Laveder, Colby Laveder, Lauren and Nick Crebs; sister, Viola Gardner, Murray; brothers, Ronald Richins, Bountiful; Elmer Richins and Vern Richins, both Salt Lake City.
Graveside service, Monday, April 24, 1995, 11 a.m., Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East. Friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State.
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