Kenneth Richter

Kenneth Lee Richter, age 76, peacefully passed away at home, with his loving family by his side, on November 1st, 2023.

Ken was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 17th, 1947. The automobile capital of the world distilled in him a fascination with cars, however, he didn’t stay there long. When he was 12, his family moved west in search of warmer weather. They found themselves in California. While there, Ken met the love of his life, Billie Jean Olson, a rambunctious redhead who stole his heart. The High School sweethearts were married in 1966, and they moved to Canyon Country to start a family shortly after. During that time, Ken and his older brother Dennis opened up their very own mechanic shop, called K&D Automotive. Later, Ken and his family decided to move to Oregon, after hearing rave reviews from his father. Although they loved the lush green it offered, it didn’t offer much in terms of work, so they quickly moved back to California, landing in Lancaster in 1987. The following year, Ken survived a massive heart attack. He decided to reduce stress by working for a company, instead of owning one, and ended up at Ford. He put in a good 10 years there, but his entrepreneurial spirit could only be tamed for so long. In 1998, Ken and Billie moved to Big Water Utah to pursue a lifelong dream of being close to Lake Powell and owning a Boat Storage. This is where he lived out the rest of his life, launching boats for grateful customers and lucky relatives, running his successful business of 25 years, and expanding even more by buying storage units and condos. He is remembered for his sense of humor, devotion to Dacshunds, and love for the outdoors. His family has many fond memories of spending quality time with him, such as being thrown off innertubes by his reckless driving, lazy cabin getaways in Big Bear, quad riding in the desert, and spending Saturdays at Saugus Speedway and Indian Dunes, where he would race cars.

Ken left a great legacy that with no doubt will be carried on for generations. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Billie Jean Richter, and his 3 daughters: Tina Western, Sherri Richter, and Vanessa Babcock, as well as his 5 grandchildren: Shalee Western, Jami Bond, Ashlynn Orton, Tabitha Babcock, and Tanner Babcock. He also had 9 great-grandchildren: Travis, Riley, Zaylee, Rylen, Weslee, EmmaMarie, Kodah, Talos, and Maelynn. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Lorraine Richter, and his 3 brothers, Dennis, Michael, and Thomas.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Page at 1pm. Burial will follow at Page Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab.



  1. Tammy McKelvey November 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family through this. This is coming from Helen Schneppers side of the family

  2. Mary baruth November 8, 2023 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about your family’s loss . Sending our deepest sympathies 🙏🙏 this is coming from Herman & Hazel Schnepper (family). My mother Hazel Richter was my uncle Clifford sister .

  3. Karen Schnepper November 8, 2023 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    So very sorry for the loss of Kenny. Tim and I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

  4. Bob & Pattie Watson November 13, 2023 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing…our thoughts are with Jeannie and the family.

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