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Romola Joy Richins Beech, 65, completed her mission on earth Friday, July 9, 1993.

Joy was born in Echo, Summit County, Utah February 16, 1928 to William Harrison and Amelda Saxton Richins. She married Basil W. Beech May 12, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple.Joy was always very active in serving her fellow man. She graduated from North Summit High School, where she was vice president of the student body, active in drama, music and athletics.

She attended Utah State University, where she was president of the Landa Delta Sigma. She played softball and basketball with the Utah Shamrocks where she was named All State in basketball. She was actively and untiringly involved in helping others. She provided her home for unwed mothers for over 10 years. She was PTA Co-president with her husband at Ogden High School. She was founder of Citizens for True Freedom, Families Alert, and American Family Association of Utah, courageously fighting to preserve traditional family values through law. She always had the well-being of children at heart, especially her grandchildren.

She was very active in the LDS Church, serving in many capacities. Her love for the Savior never wavered. She served a Stake LDS Mission while attending Utah State and served in the Canada Vancouver Mission with her husband.

She is cherished and survived by her husband; six children, Laura Joy Walton, Laurence W. Beech, Daniel D. Beech, Linda Romola Peterson, James J. Beech, Marie Jane Moore; and 15 grandchildren. She is also survived by her parents; and four brothers, Frank, Richard, David and Michael Richins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Country Hills Ward Chapel, 1401 Country Hills Drive, with Bishop Fred Ulrich, Jr. of the Country Hills Ward officiating. Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Coalville Cemetery.

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