Monty Richards, guiding force of Kahua Ranch, dies at 88

Herbert “Monty” Richards is seen in November 1986 amid carnations growing in his greenhouse. (Bob Fewell/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Herbert “Monty” Richards is seen in this undated black and white photo. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Monty Richards, a fifth-generation kamaaina and guiding force of Kahua Ranch who was known for his leadership in the community, died Monday in San Francisco. He was 88.