Memorial service held for attorney Jeff Richards

YUMA, Ariz. – Family and friends remembered well-known Yuma attorney Jeff Richards Saturday morning. Loved gathered at Christ Lutheran Church in Yuma to remember the man who was known for his work in the community. Some may also remember commercials he ran which featured his beloved dogs and family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to any of the following:

  • Yuma County Humane Society, 4050 S. Avenue 4 ½ E, Yuma, Arizona 85364
  • Wounded Warrior Project, 4150 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Crossroads Mission, 944 S. Arizona Avenue, Yuma, Arizona 85364
  • Yuma Food Bank, 2404 E. 24th Street, Yuma, Arizona, 85364.

Richards was 85 when he passed away. The attorney was laid to rest at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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