In Memoriam: Gordon Richins (UT UCEDD)

February 15, 2018

Gordon Richins, our dear colleague, advocate and friend, passed away on February 11. He leaves a hole at the CPD, and in many other places where his influence was felt. He served on multiple boards and committees at the local, state and national level, always lending his voice to the support people with disabilities.

"I will remember Gordon as a rare individual whose experiences in life touched and taught many others," said Sarah Rule, a former CPD director. "He said that after his accident and a long period of coming to terms with the resulting disability, he chose to live actively, and set out to do just that. On his way, he guided others to find ways to do the same."

>>Read the full trubite published by the CPD.


The family will hold a private memorial service in the Spring. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family is requesting support for the significant medical expenses accrued in recent months. Cards and donations should be sent to:
The Family of Gordon Richins
c/o Sharon Weston, CPD at Utah State
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322