Rita Richings

August 30, 1944 - January 02, 2020

Rita Richings

Rita Richings of Beaumont, Texas, departed this life on January 2, 2020, at Christus Hosptial-St. Elizabeth at 75-years old. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. 

Rita, daughter of the late Horace Bill Alldis and Beatrice Mildred Alldis was born August 30, 1944, in Oxford, England. She went to school at Temple Cowley in Oxford, England. Rita was united in holy matrimony to Kenneth Richings on October 3, 1964. This union was blessed with two children, Darren and Stephen.

Rita moved from England to Lafayette, Louisiana, in April 1983. She then moved to Beaumont in 1990 where she opened her own salon and one of her biggest achievements, Le Salon Esthetique, now owned and run by her daughter-in-law. She retired in 2010. Rita loved all animals, gardening, and a great cup of tea. She is described with a terrific personality, fun, kind, and generous by all of her friends and family. Her life was enriched by everyone who met and knew her.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband, Kenneth Richings; children, Darren Richings and Stephen Richings, and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Richings; grandchildren Cody Richings and wife, Stephanie Richings, Colin Richings, Allysa Richings, and Demi Richings of Beaumont, Texas.

A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers, however, donations can be made to her favorite charities: Julie Rogers Gift of Life, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 East 92nd Street, New York, New York 10128-6804.

Comments (19)

  • Sue and Matt Roth

    12 January 2020 at 17:03 | #

    Such a beautiful tribute to a truly amazing woman and friend. We loved Rita like family and were privileged to share amazing vacations, experiences, and laughs together. Our deepest condolences dear Ken and to all your family. You showed us what true love, marriage, and commitment really means. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will celebrate her life as I know she would have wanted. xoxo


  • Eileen Tindall

    09 January 2020 at 18:33 | #

    Just saw the obituary when I was addressing another person that passed away. Sending prayers to you Ken and your family, it's has been a while since we visited. So sorry.


  • Cathy Blackwell

    08 January 2020 at 03:20 | #

    What sad news.. Rita was a wonderful, witty individual. She was such fun.. She will be missed..


  • Janet

    07 January 2020 at 22:55 | #

    Such a feisty hilarious being....your fun laughter is remembered. Rest in peace Rita


  • Richard Alldis

    06 January 2020 at 16:52 | #

    So sorry to hear such sad news - Richard Alldis


  • Lynn Lombardo

    06 January 2020 at 16:17 | #

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.


  • Jill & Larry Muter

    06 January 2020 at 16:05 | #

    Words are never enough to express our sorrow, Ken.... just now that our thoughts are with you.
    Love Jill / larry……


  • Jamie & Troy Wilson

    05 January 2020 at 22:05 | #

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Rita. She was always so sweet and funny. Prayers to the family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed.


  • Colleen Adkins

    05 January 2020 at 20:56 | #

    I am saddened to hear of Mrs. Rita's passing. She was always so kind to me. Prayers for her family at this time.


  • Lee and Gail Foreman

    05 January 2020 at 19:48 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss of such a great lady. I cant say enough about Rita, she took care of me for many years in her Salon. I will always consider her a friend we laughed and joked the whole time she was giving me facials. Not much relaxing for me I was having too much fun laughing. She always made me look better and feel better when I left. I will not forget this lady. My prayers go out to all the family.
    God Bless
    Gail and Lee Foreman


  • Diane Cannon

    05 January 2020 at 15:08 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Love, Diane


  • Becky Landry

    04 January 2020 at 22:57 | #

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family! My dear friend Ken take your comfort in knowing that Rita will not longer be in pain!. She was such a sweet lady! Love you my sweet friend!! Fred & Becky Landry :*


  • Shannon Garrod

    04 January 2020 at 22:11 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss, but I rejoice in what she has gained. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    God bless,
    Shannon Garrod


  • Randee Hodgkins

    04 January 2020 at 18:56 | #

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.


  • Toni Mulvaney

    04 January 2020 at 18:16 | #

    I love you Rita! You set me straight about a lot of things. I will always remember your practical and humorous approach to life. Rest in heavenly peace. Amen.


  • Suzanne and Kevin

    04 January 2020 at 17:05 | #

    Our love and thoughts are with you and all the family.
    AuntyRita was loved by us all and will be in our hearts forever xx


  • Karen Mayeux

    04 January 2020 at 17:02 | #

    Stephen, Kathleen and Richings family. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the loss of your loved one. May Rita R. I.P. In her heavenly home and comfort to all of you as Jesus comforts each of you as you remember the joy she gave each of you.


  • Barbara Tipton Young

    04 January 2020 at 02:46 | #

    Ken I’m so sorry to hear about Rita, no more pain and no more feeling bad. Loved visiting with her, such a sweet lady. My prayers go out to you and your family. Love you


  • Dianne and Merlin Arabie

    03 January 2020 at 23:45 | #

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family, We will always cherish the memories of fun times spent with Aunty Rita. XX


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