Arlis C. Richmond
Arlis C. Richmond
  • May 15, 1933 - April 16, 2017
  • Melbourne, Florida

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Arlis Catherine Richmond, 83 of Melbourne, Florida went peacefully to be with her Lord on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born May 15, 1933 in Pipestem, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Annie L. and Henry D. Wood.

Arlis, aka Mom-Maw or Granny, was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She adored her four grandchildren, Cori (25), Jared (21), Alexander (19) and Katelyn (15) and loved spending time with them. She enjoyed working on puzzles, going for walks, sewing, cooking and gardening. She was a home-maker for much of her children's younger years, and then worked retail, and eventually retired from the National Wildlife Federation in Reston, Virginia. After retirement moved to Florida in 1987 where she was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church of Melbourne and the Brunswick Bowling Center Seniors League.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Rodney A. Richmond, her twin brother, Ira Wood, other brothers Lacey Wood and Stanley Wood, sisters Edith Knapp and Bessie Humphries. She is survived by her younger brother Dolphis Wood of Lewisburg, WV and many nieces and nephews.
She leaves behind her three children, Kenneth W. Richmond (Dena), Rodney F. Richmond (Sandie), grandchildren Alexander and Katelyn and Patricia L. Ottenstein (David), grandchildren Cori and Jared.

A gathering to honor and celebrate her life will be held at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 S. US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Viewing 2-3pm followed by her service at 3pm with burial immediately following.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association (, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( or the American Heart Association (