Melva Foster Richins, 84, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at her home.

She was born July 20, 1914 in Henefer, Utah, a daughter of George E. and Edith Richins Foster. She married Dale W. Richins, June 13, 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She graduated from North Summit High School. She was a member of the Henefer 1st ward and served in many positions. She was a member of the D.U.P. and enjoyed writing and compiling histories of her ancestors.She is survived by her husband; daughters, Cleone (John) Hortin, of Wanship; Dalene (Odell) Russell, of Rush Valley; Margie (Michael) Paget, of Magna; son, Alvin (Sheila) Richins, of West Point; son-in-law, James Wilkinson, of West Point; sister, Mary Stephens, of Layton; brother, Joseph Foster, of Ogden; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Meriam ;four sisters and one brother.

Funeral service Monday, August 3rd at 11 a.m. in the Henefer Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Henefer Ward Chapel, Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to service. Interment in the Henefer Cemetery.

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