Summarized by Janus Wilkinson
Pioneering LDS Woman Surgeon Dies
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Dr. Lenore Richards, 82, one of Utah's first
women surgeons died Monday, August 14, 2000 after a brief illness.
Richards, who was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, was named "Doctor of the Year" by the Utah State Medical
Although Dr. Richards was born in Boston, her family moved to Bingham
Canyon, Salt Lake County, when she was 5 years old. Her father was
the town doctor for about 30 years.
She received her medical degree in 1943 from Temple University
Medical School in Philadelphia. Dr. Richards returned to Salt Lake
City in late 1950 to begin private practice. She continued working in
Utah until her retirement in 1983.
Dr. Lenore Richards dies at 82
Deseret News 15Aug00 P2