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Obituary: Richford Orr Scopes

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Our dear dad and grandfather, Richford Orr Scopes passed on, July 4, 2000 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Born April 23, 1918 in Elmira, NY he graduated from Pratt Institute of Art before joining the Army Air Force in 1941. While stationed at Kearns, UT he met his future bride at a local church service. They were married upon his honorable discharge and began a life together, sharing their passion for art. Richford founded his freelance art shop, Scopes Studios, and serviced many clients before becoming Art Director of Deseret Press in 1961.

After his retirement, he and Mary spent many wonderful years traveling the world and enjoying each others' company. Upon Mary's death in 1987, Richford began his second life in Fort Myers, FL where he enjoyed all types of outdoor activities and life in general. He always had a kind word and a cheerful smile for all he met.

His daughters, Leslie Scopes Garcia, Lisa Scopes Oliver, son Alan Charles Scopes, brother, Ted Scopes, as well as grandchildren, friends and his dear companion, Betty Anderson, will miss this incredible man. He was a hero and inspiration to us all.

Services will be 12 noon Wed. July 12, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Friends may call one hour prior to service.