Obituaries: Barbara Richards Cole (1942-2007)

April 17, 2007 12:00 am

Barbara Richards Cole, 64, died April 13, 2007 in Aberdeen, Wash. She was a former Del Norte County resident and a member of the Smith River Rancheria.

Barbara was born on June 28, 1942 in Fort Dick.

She is survived by her children, Caroleen Lopez of Klamath, Shelly Pulsiser of Lake View, Wash., Edward Lopez III of Tacoma, Wash., Natasha Lopez of Hoquiam, Wash. and Dusty Lopez of Crescent City.

She is also survived by her brother, Walter Richards, Jr. and sister, Charmaine Scott of Smith River; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at the the Howonquet Indian Cemetery in Smith River.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel.