Evelyn "Marie" Richardson

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October 13, 1934 ~ January 26, 2022

Born in: Medicine Lodge, KS
Resided in: Colorado City, CO

Evelyn “Marie” Richardson, 87, passed away Jan. 26, 2022, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born in Medicine Lodge, Kan. on Oct. 13, 1934, to William and Hazel Sanders.  She is preceded in death by her parents; and eight siblings. She is survived by her children, Beverly Jo (Matt) Beckett, Mike (Susan) Richardson, Doug (Janet) Richardson, David (Vickie) Richardson, Mary (Chuck) Hackworth, Steve Richardson, Donnie (TJ) Richardson, Mark Richardson and James (Billie) Richardson; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Marie was proud to have raised all of her children and enjoyed visiting and being a part of each one of their lives as well as being involved with all of her grandchildren. By her request a private family service will be planned at a later date. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


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  1. Marie you were such a wonderful person. I always enjoyed our visits when I would run into you while you were waiting for the SRDA Bus to take you home from your errands in Pueblo. I also enjoyed how you and my Mom would have your visits at the salon or where have you, she truly cherished your friendship.
    I will say my first memories of your family is when we came down looking for property in 1972 so my Father could transfer and work out at Comanche Power Plant. When we pulled up to the 4 way, turned left, found a pay phone, we sat there in the car and saw all the children and wondered if this was just a family, a mini school or what. We found out when we moved to Rye some of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. Thank you Marie for such a wonderful family. I will miss you. Please tell my Dad and God hello. Love you.❤

  2. First I would like send condolences to the Richardson family. Your Mom was a great lady. We moved to Rye from Pueblo when I was in first grade. I remember my first time going to Rye, my Dad turned left on on Boulder and there was a brown house on the corner, with a large front porch. The porch was full of kids. I thought to myself they must be having a birthday party there. Nope, it was just the Richardsons having lunch.
    I was fortunate enough to be one of Marie’s informally adopted kids. I’m sure there was a couple times that she thought to herself “Why in the hell did I adopt this kid”. Ha.. I have a lot of great memories of Marie and the Richardson family. Marie was respected by everyone who knew her. Her devotion and religious commitment was apparent in that all of her kids turned out to be good people. So Ms. Rich, I guess that God decided that your work her on earth is complete, with great success. Enjoy your eternal life in heaven, you deserve it.

  3. Marie was such a wonderful lady and a second mom to me. Even as a child and even more so as an adult I admired how she could raise 9 kids, never turn a kid away that wanted to come over, let us be kids, but also made sure we were respectful and followed the rules. She always had time for a conversation and willing to provide guidance, no matter how busy she might be. As Doug mentioned above our life growing up was surrounded by church and what a wonderful gift that both Marie and my parents gave us- the decision to accept Jesus as our Savior and knowing that we will see our loved ones again. I am sure Marie, and my mom and dad (Bob and Betty Lepley) are sitting on the porch reuniting and enjoying their selves. All my love.

  4. Marie, you were such a special lady and I enjoyed working with you at Do-Ray many years ago. I’m so proud that I was fortunate to get know some of your kids and go to school with them. You raised a very strong, and wonderful family. May you fly with angels and watch over us all. Much love to your family.

  5. Marie was such a sweet lady. My fondest memory of her is trying to teach her to drive! Rest In Peace Marie, you were a great Mother and your kids turned out wonderful.

  6. One of the personality traits of my mother was that she was “fiercely” religious and permanently dedicated to the sweet story of Jesus and his love for us. When we were all younger kids, this meant a lot of church. The Baptist Church was a very short walking distance from our house back then. It was right next door to where the old Post office was. That was a good thing because we had to go to church 3 times a week…..Just ask our old neighbors, the Lepleys…because they had the same schedule. There was Sunday school for the young people, followed by the main service. After that we would go home and watch the Broncos game and about the time it was over we had to go back to church for Sunday night service. Then there was the evening service on Wednesday night. Over 18 years,…that is a lot of education.
    Evelyn Jackson was our Sunday School teacher for many of those years… and one thing she made sure we heard every Sunday was…”Once you become saved and dedicate your life to Jesus you are then in the family of God and can never be separated from your Father in heaven.” That was something that sounded so beautiful in my ears because our earthly father was not around and it gave me a sense that our heavenly father was my real father and he was always with me and watching out for me.
    Our house in Rye was very active in those days. We lived practically in the center of town. Also, in or near the center of town was: a drug store, a barber shop, a hair salon, a laundromat, 2 gas stations, a grocery store and the post office. There were lots of reasons for people to be walking and milling around town back then. The house we lived in had a very nice front porch. The wall on the perimeter of the porch was about 3 or 4 feet high. On the top of the wall perimeter was a flat surface about 1 ½ feet wide. It was perfect for young people to gather and sit on.
    On a typical Saturday morning, our mother would go out on the porch and sit in the rocking chair with a cup of coffee or tea. We would sit on the perimeter and before long other young people would be walking by and would stop to talk or climb trees or throw a football. There were 9 of us kids and it wasn’t long before 15 or more kids would be running all over the place. Just ask Ray Cook, he was over a lot, along with the Lepleys and many others. This was I think her favorite time. She always enjoyed hearing the sound of happy and often loud kids having fun. She wasn’t necessarily an outgoing personality herself but she really enjoyed watching everyone else have fun.
    But now it’s time to say goodbye on this earth to Evelyn Marie Richardson a great mother and a dear person to so many.
    One of the other many important things we learned in Sunday school was that Jesus is in heaven preparing a place for us and in The “Fathers house there are many mansions” (KJV).
    I would expect that when we all get to heaven, we will be able to go over to my mother’s mansion and find her sitting on a porch that is surrounded by a wall…..and on that wall, I would expect to see many of the people that we loved that used to hang out at our house having fun and enjoying themselves immensely.
    Goodbye Evelyn Marie and thank you for the happiness you shared with so many.

  7. Marie was such an awesome lady. Her kids and mine spent a lot of time at each other’s house. I always wondered how so many kids could be so great. They were a pleasure to have around. You did a wonderful job, Marie. You will be missed. You have a wonderful new home and I can picture you rocking the babies. Love you!

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