PENDLETON, S.C.- Mrs. Voit B. Emily Richens, 73, formerly of Veazie, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Hospice House in Anderson, S.C. Emily was born in Logan, Utah to Hazel Ann Nelson Smith and Richard H. Smith. She married Voit B. Richens of Vernal, Utah in 1952, at the Latter Day Saints Temple in Logan, Utah. Emily attended Utah State University and the University of Colorado prior to graduating cum laude from Sacramento City College, Sacramento, Calif., with a bachelors degree in history. She taught at the Hermon middle and high schools, before beginning a career in real estate. Emily worked as a realtor for many years, first in Maine and then in Anderson, S.C. Emily worked first for the W. RAY Thompson Co., Baron Agency and finally, ReMAX Foothills Realty for the majority of her career, until illness forced a retirement in September 2005. As a realtor she was recognized with numerous sales awards. Emily was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, where she served in various capacities including secretary, organist and teacher. Mrs. Richens is survived by her husband, Voit B. Richens; daughter, Janet Leipelt, both of Anderson, S.C.; son, Chad Richens of New York City; daughter-in-law, Michele Richens of Orrington; grandsons, Colin Leipelt of Kansas City, Mo., and Brendan Leipelt of Greenville, S.C.; granddaughters, Ashley Leipelt of Anderson, S.C., Heather Richens Kenney and her husband, Sean, of Eddington, Amber Richens and Courtney Richens of Orrington; two great-grandsons, who were her pride and joy, Kyle Kenney of Eddington and Braelin Leipelt of Anderson, S.C.; her sisters, Gayle Carson of Chico, Calif., Priscilla Hill of LaVerne, Calif.; and her brother, Richard N. Smith of Bountiful, Utah. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Grant Evan Richens. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 1, at the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Anderson, S.C. The service was arranged by the congregation’s Bishop David DeFranco and conducted by Norm Bouwhuis. Serving as pallbearers were Chad Richen, Colin Leipelt, Brendan Leipelt, Donny Shreve, John Bonds and Harold Dial. Interment was at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson, SC. A message of condolence may be sent to family by visiting