Sheldon Richins Passes Away At 84, Leaving A Visible Legacy in Summit County

Jul 2, 2020

Sheldon Richins was born on June 20, 1936, and died on June 29, 2020.
Credit Walker Mortuary

Former Summit County Commissioner Sheldon Richins passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020. 

The lifelong Henefer resident was a Summit County Commissioner from 1989 through 2000. 


Flags at Summit County buildings, including the Richins Services Building at Kimball Junction named after him, have been lowered to half-mast in his honor this week. 


According to his obituary, Richins worked as an educator in the North Summit School District for 20 years. 


After his retirement, he spent 12 years on the Summit County Commission, where he also served as the President of the Utah Association of Counties. 


Richins was also a father of four, a rancher and a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

He is survived by his four children, 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. He was 84 years old. 


For his full obituary and to send condolences, visit Walker Mortuary’s website. Viewings have concluded, and a private service is scheduled.