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Helen Rich
1936 - 2016

Helen Rich, 80, passed away Sunday, May 29, in Wichita Falls.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dutton Funeral Home Chapel, with Dennis Neal officiating.

Helen was born Feb. 27, 1936, in Archer City, to Clifford and Grace Roberts, and moved to Iowa Park when she was a year old. She grew up in Iowa Park, finishing high school in 1953. She met Gus at Sheppard Air Force Base and they were married 60 years when he passed away on Dec. 30, 2012. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a painter in oil. There is one of her paintings in the Iowa Park Clinic and one formerly hung in the old Tanner Building where the Friendly Door Center used to be.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Tim Rich, on Oct. 6, 2015.

Survivors include her children, Terrance Rich of Colorado and Teresa Ackerman of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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