Elva Mae Richards, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning, August 12. Having enjoyed her favorite breakfast and a good laugh over a silly story, she settled in for a regular mid-day nap from which she never awoke.
A 40-year resident of Fallbrook, she was, among many other things, a housewife, a bridge player, a tennis player, the consummate needlepointer and willing volunteer for virtually any worthwhile request that came her way.
Well known for her ever-present smile, and never-complaining personality, she will be missed by the family she leaves behind, son Walter; daughter Jan; grandchildren Kevin, Kate and Ryan; great-grandsons Presston and Garron; and a plethora of loyal friends.
No services are planned per her request, however a memorial gathering (to be announced), will be held at a later date to honor her life and celebrate the contribution she made to ours.