Patricia Louise Richards, 63, of Idyllwild, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at home surrounded by family, following an eight-year fight against breast cancer.

She was born Sept. 21, 1941 in Pomona and had lived in Southern California all her life.

She retired with her husband, Norman, to Idyllwild about five years ago.

Mrs. Richards loved worldwide travel and made many friends from these adventures. She was an ardent needlepointer and crafted canvases from the many cities and ports she visited.

At her request, no funeral services will be held and inurnment will be private.

Along with her husband of 43 years, she is survived by a daughter, Lesley of San Diego, son Dwight Richards, daughter-in-law Pamela, and grandchildren Spencer and Hailey of Glendora. She also is survived by a brother, William Harmsen of Pacific Palisades.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Cancer and Blood Institute for Research, Lucy Curci Cancer Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.