New Year’s Day – a new year that led to a new life for Lois Richardson, 95, when her prayers were answered, and God led her home.
Lois Clark was born in a miner’s cabin in the mining camp of Ilse, Colorado, on May 29, 1926. By age five, she and her family had moved to Silvercliffe, Colorado, where she graduated from Custer County High School in 1944. In April of 1946 she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Richardson who preceded her in death in July 2012.
The Richardson home was the one that the friends of their kids, Karen, Steve, and Nancy, loved to gather, almost all of them calling Lois “Mom”. She was always so welcoming to everyone, and generous with her home, time, and wonderful cooking. She was the kind, loving, understanding supermom that made her kids the envy of their friends!
In addition to her husband of 66 years, Lois was preceded in death by her sister, Glennore, parents Glenn and Pearl Clark, and son, Steven. She is survived by daughters Karen (Mark) Timken and Nancy (Marv) Churchill; six grandchildren; Jeremy and Nathan Timken, Michael Trudeau, Robert Richardson, and Brynn Burke, Tony Nelson, plus seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Port Gamble Anglican Church, March 12th at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Fishline (helps low and no income – fishlinehelps.org) or the Shrine Hospitals for Children.