Beards Funeral Chapel

855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-8551

Ronald "Dusty" Lee Richards

Springdale, AR

1937 - 2018

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Published: January 21, 2018

Ronald Lee Richards, known to most as Dusty Richards, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2018. He was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Jean Hogenbirk Richards.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jean and John Richards, and his wife, Patricia Richards.

He was raised Methodist. Ronald "Dusty" married Patricia Donahoe on June 5, 1961, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Ark. He lived in Springdale, Ark., in the Sonora Community.

Dusty is survived by daughters, Anna Barnes and husband, Bryan of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Rhonda Albrecht and husband, Wolfgang of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Jim Richards of Rogers, Ark.; a sister, Sandy Lundy and husband, Bob of Cannon Beach, Ore.; grandchildren, Jessica (Barnes) Smith and husband, Derek, Montana Barnes and wife, Ashley, Courtney (Albrecht) Watson and husband, Shane and Erich Albrecht; great-grandchildren, Trypp and Mya Stephenson, Cayden and Wyatt Barnes, Cheyenne and Paisley (Sweetpea) Watson and Kalie and Kambry Smith; brother-in-laws, Dennis Donahoe of Hindsville Ark., and Michael Donahoe and wife, Joyce of Lincoln, Ark.; sister-in-laws, Karen Beebe of Lincoln, Ark., and Rita Walker and husband, John Clark of Berryville, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Beard's Chapel with Chaplain Charlie Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Sonora Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Washington Regional Friends of Hospice, c/o Washington Regional Foundation, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, Ark., 72703-4618, or the Springdale Benevolent Foundation Scholarship, (479) 756-0464/Rick Culver,, P.O. Box 1909, Springdale, Ark., 72765.

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