Lucille Richins Flint, loving wife of Don A. Flint, passed away peacefully at home on September 26, 2023, surrounded by her daughter, husband, and extended family.
Lucille, born on March 5, 1935 in Lordsburg, New Mexico, graduated from Lordsburg High School in 1953. In 1970, Lucille and her husband began an all-natural cosmetic company, and they were pioneers in the use of Aloe Vera in their products. At one time, they were the largest distributors of Aloe Vera drink in health food stores. In addition, they established their own manufacturing company, a multilevel marketing company, and Natural Skin Care Center stores in various malls throughout Texas. Their business ventures gave them the opportunity to travel the world. Lucille was a beloved woman who was admired for her immense knowledge and her refusal to conform to the expectations of her era. She was a successful entrepreneur, a talented seamstress and fashion designer, and a great cook with a unique flair for creating her own recipes. She was also an incredible mentor, taking the time to teach her loved ones how to cook, sew, swim, and apply make-up, as well as sharing her etiquette and writing knowledge. In addition to all this, Lucille was an accomplished author, a New Mexico State rodeo queen and mother, a member of the National Nutritional Foods Association, and a master of many forms of art, including painting and decorating. Her love and generosity will be remembered by her family and friends for many years to come.
Lucille was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints having a firm testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ.
Lucille is survived by Daughter Jill Silver and husband Steve; 3 granddaughters Jessica, Jayleen and Janell and their respective husbands Brian, Clint and Ryan; and 9 grandchildren Jade and her husband Matt, Cambrie, Hailey, Daxton, Colby, Kaydin, Campbell, Brock and Drew. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, George Arthur Richins, and mother Leah; her siblings, Leah Rae, Arthur, Thelma, Betty, and Lineer; and her grandson, Jared Broc Silver. A celebration of life for Lucille will be held on Saturday, October 21 at the Kimball home in Salt Lake City. Family and friends are invited to come together to share personal experiences and memorable stories in her honor. Expressions of condolences or other family wishes can be shared during the event