Richard Kartchner, 85

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Richard W. Kartchner, 85, of Mountain Home, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Elmore Medical Center Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Leavitt's Chapel of Flowers in Ogden, Utah. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden. Local arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Richard was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Preston, the son of Alvin E. and Lu Rea (Sharp) Kartchner. He grew up in Lewiston, Utah, and worked on most farms in the surrounding area.

Richard went into tha Army in 1938 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He served in Europe in the Medical Corps, drivinq ambulances.

On June 30, 1942, he married Ruth Kruger in Joplin, Mo. They lived in Ogden, Utah, and at one time owned and operated the Ranch Club in Ogden.

He went to work for the Defense Depot and Hill Air Force Base as a truck driver. He received several Certificates of Service.

In August 1981 he retired after 26 years of service. The couple then moved to Modesto, Calif. Ruth died on Nov. 25, 1984.

On May 11, 1985, Richard married Eunice Mae Peters in Carson City, Nev. They lived in Modesto. Eunice died on Dec. 31, 1997.

In the summer of 1998 Richard moved to Mountain Horne to he closer to his family.

Richard was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Modesto, and the Elks Lodge in Mountain Home.

Richard is survived by: his brother, Nolan (Karen) Kartchner of Ogden, Utah; daughter Mary Lou (Wendell) Scott of Mountain Home; three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-granddaughter, six brothers, three sisters and two wives.