Mr. Richey was born on July 3, 1931, in Como, Texas, to Hurley Lee and Cora Alice (Bradford) Richey. He graduated from Pickton High School, after which he joined the U. S. Navy in 1949 and served in Korea from 1951 until 1952. He received a medical discharge.
He moved to Alaska in 1970 to work construction. He worked on the pipeline construction from 1972 through 1977. He then worked for Copper Valley Construction in Glennallen from 1977 until 1994. He then was self-employed. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Tucson, Ariz.
He enjoyed hunting season and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
According to his family, B. C. moved to Alaska and made this his permanent home. He loved to hunt, fish and loved the great Alaska outdoors. His passions were gardening and building the home of his dreams. He was loved and respected by the family and friends he leavesbehind.
Mr. Richey is survived by his daughter, Darla Acker, of Palmer; sons, Douglas Richey, of Yuma, Ariz.; and Lonte Richey, of Anchorage; brother, Brad Richey, of Santa Fe, N.M.; sisters, Dorothy Newkirk, of Pickton, Texas; Fay Nell Groves, of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Peggy Hampton, of Terrell, Texas. In addition he is survived by 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and three daughters.
Arrangements for the family were made by Kehls Palmer Mortuary.
Source: Frontiersman, 21 March 2000