Eleanor Richardson passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 1, 2015. She was 92. Born in Spokane on April 6, 1922, she was the daughter of James and Mamie Mauk.
She attended school at North Central and West Valley schools and then later attained her degree from Kinman Business University while working as a candy girl at the Woolworth’s store. She also worked at the Spokane County Courthouse until she joined the service and became a WAVE in the Navy. While performing her 26 months of service duty, she married Lawrence Richardson on Dec. 14, 1944, in Rockville, Maryland. After the war they settled down on the family farm and had four children.
In 1961 they moved to Quincy, where they farmed until all of their children were grown. During these years, Eleanor was the secretary of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and a prominent member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Throughout their later years Eleanor and Lawrence had the opportunity to travel to dozens of foreign countries, on nearly every continent, including China and Africa.
Eleanor is survived by her husband, Lawrence; three children, Laura Ward, Greg Richardson and Royce (Doug) Richardson; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at St. Joseph’s Chapel Catholic Church in Wenatchee.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.