Jack R. Richards

A memorial service for Jack R. Richards will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Log House Willow Lake on Windsor Island Road N. Mr. Richards, of Keizer, died Nov. 15, 2009, in Ajijic, Mexico. He was 77. Mr. Richards was born April 7, 1932, in Kansas and went to school at Ricky School and Salem High School. He attended college in Kansas and taught in a one-room schoolhouse there for several years. After stints in the U.S. military serving in Korea, and time in California, he returned to Salem. He owned and operated Triple Tree Florist and Nursery for many years on River Road before moving the business to Salem. He traveled the world teaching floral design, winning many awards for his floral work and landscaping. He designed flowers for several presidential inaugurations and Academy Award ceremonies, and many magazines. Survivors include: his partner of more than 30 years, Herbert Piekow; many life-long friends, and several nieces and...

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