Halfway, Baker County, Oregon
Kathryne Jeanne Richardson, 83, a lifetime Baker County resident, died Feb. 14, 2006, at her home in Baker City.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will conduct the services. Visitations will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Jeanne was born on Dec. 24, 1922, at Halfway to James Felix and Katie Nicatie Motley. She spent her entire life in Baker County except for the time she spent in the Waves during World War II.
Jeanne married George Gerald Richardson on May 24, 1944, and lived at Richland until 1949. Then they purchased the Richfield Oil agency in Baker City. They owned several businesses in Baker City prior to their retirement in 1975.
Until the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, she was very active. She was a sportsman who loved fishing, hunting and skiing. She was also very active in the community.
She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Lady Elks, Soroptimist of Baker County, Beta Sigma Phi, and various bridge clubs in the area.
Jeanne loved God and was a member of the Christian Church in Baker City. Until her health prevented it, her favorite thing was going to church with her family. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
She was always there to support and guide her family in good and bad times. All of her grandchildren spent a great deal of time with her.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, George and Joanne Richardson; her daughter, Nicatie, and her children, Allen, George and Michelle Worral; a great-grandchild, Chaz Worral; and numerous relatives and friends left behind to remember her beautiful smile and heart.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George Richardson; her parents; sisters, Lorriane Densley and Fern Dunn; and two grandsons, Trent Richardson and Roger Worral.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research or the Baker Christian Church Building Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 17, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor