Richie was born May 1, 1945 in Manti, Utah to Ray Edward Cox and Loraine Barraclough. He loved to hunt in his younger years and was an avid fisherman and golfer. He was a man that could always make you laugh. He married Beverly June Benson and they had two sons: Richard Brett and Ray Edward. They later divorced. Richie married Mary Ramona McConnell on Dec. 7, 1996. They were living in Costa Rica at the time of his death. Richie is survived by his wife, his sons, grandchildren Kylee, Xander and Alexia; mother Loraine Madsen; sisters Judith Cox, Betty (Dean) Matthews, Kaye (Richard) Miles, and brother Thomas James Madsen. He was preceded in death by his father and brother Keith (Ozzie) Madsen. He will be missed very much by his family in the States and his family in Costa Rica.