Alva Francis Rich

Mar 1, 1929 - May 21, 2015


Rich, Alva Francis 86, born in Arkansas, son of of Harry Fred and Arminda (Bean) Rich, passed away in his home in Sloughouse CA on May 21st 2015.
He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia ( Harding-Hall) -Rich, eight brothers- Arless, Elza, Orvin, Estel, Lawrence, Verlin, Emerald, Thurman and his children Harry, Teresa and Donna.
Alva is survived by his four grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all living in the Sacramento area.
Alva came to California in the late 1940s to work as a rancher and raise his family. He also owned many businesses, including a cattle ranch, an antique store and a card room “Villa Club” in West Sacramento.
He then became a real estate investor and never really retired.
He enjoyed playing poker, traveling and watching all types of sports. His favorite vacation spot was Lake Tahoe but he also loved going home for annual reunions to visit family in Stilwell Oklahoma.
Alva had the most amazing sense of humor always cracking jokes and making everyone laugh.
His kind heart and loving spirit will be greatly missed by his family and friends

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Neva (Rich) Brown says:

    I will miss Uncle so much. He truly was a kind, gentle soul.

  • Robin Rich says:

    I so wish I had met Uncle Alva. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Janet Cardona says:

    My Prayers for everyone who loved him. I was blessed to get to meet him. God bless all of you and please know he’s there still, watching over all of you.

  • Fred R. Rich says:

    We will miss you Alva Rich, your smile, your laugh and your caring personality. It is never easy to say goodbye to those we love so much. You also did experience the loss of those the closest to you. Go rest high upon that mountain.

  • Robi Michelle says:

    Grandpa- this can’t be real -I want to call you ony way home from work just like old times. I will miss your silly comments, your Okie voice and your sweet winks!! I will never forget you and the great times we shared. Just as you would always tell me to give the boys your love- please – please give all my dear family in heaven my love!!!!

  • Joelene Lyon says:

    I will greatly miss you Uncle Alva-You truly were loved by everyone who knew you. I will always remember how excited I was for your visits to Oklahoma when I was a small girl as well as just last year when I was so blessed to spend a week with you. Thanks for leaving me with so many great memories. Sad times for us left behind-so wish I could be there for the service- thoughts and prayers for the grandkids and great-grandkids.

  • Kay Bolin says:

    Uncle Alva you leave a lot of memories to cherish being your niece was such a blessing you always had a happy smile and loving ways always loved spending time with you.You will be greatly missed RIP. Sending Love and prayers to all the family.May God blesseach of you.

  • tim says:

    Alva I only knew you and Pat for a short time but always enjoyed talking to you. I was deeply saddened to hear the news of your passing but realize that you are now at peace and with Pat. You where one of the nicest people I have known. Rest in peace my friend

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  • Bill & Gaylene Hall says:

    Wishing family and friends comfort and peace with the loss of this sweet man. Please let the cherished memories wrap you in comfort, as we will do the same. Although we will not be at the service today, know our hearts will be. Alva, please give Patty a big hug from Bill, me, Katie and Lisa. We love you and we will miss you! ❤️

  • Reba Morris says:

    My prayers goes out to the families.

  • Doris Rich Wimberly says:

    We will miss him greatly. He was an amazing Uncle.

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