Alice Ann Richards Smith, George F. Richards’s half-sister, was born on 24 March 1849 in Salt Lake City, unincorporated territory, to Willard Richards and Nanny Longstroth. She married Lot Smith on 30 May 1868. They were called on a mission to Arizona in 1876 and remained there until 1890, when they bought George F. Richards’s farm in Plymouth (Fielding), Utah Territory. She died on 17 June 1940 in Fielding.
 Alice Ann Richards Smith, death certificate, 17 June 1940, “Utah Death Certificates, 1904–1964,” database with images, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DC8Q-MW?cc=1747615; The Living Words of Alice Ann Richards Smith: Selected Writings of a Great Lady (n.p., ), 11–19; Life of George F. Richards [Provo, UT: J. Grant Stevenson, n.d.], 9.