Nancy Lillian Richardson


Last updated 6/21/2023 at 9:15am

Nancy Lillian Richardson

Nancy Lillian Richardson was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on June 13, 2023 at age 75 bravely battling cancer.

She was born October 26, 1947, to Lawrence and Doris Ponozzo in Iron River, MI.  At the age of 5, Nancy moved to Orofino, ID where she graduated high school in 1966. Nancy then pursued her dream of becoming a nurse, and while in college she met her late husband Ronald J. Richardson. They married in 1970.

During much of her life, she lived in Cheney and Grand Coulee, WA where she worked as a nurse and was elected as a City Councilwomen for a short time. Since 2000, she resided in Moscow and Lewiston, ID and after her husband's passing in 2006, she moved to Montrose, CO to be close to her grandchildren Austin and Kendrick. In 2015, she returned to Orofino to help care for her mother.

She enjoyed collecting antique dolls, crystal figurines and Seattle Mariners memorabilia. She loved playing farkle with family and friends and enjoyed volunteering at Heirlooms for Hospice while she lived in Colorado. In her free time, she loved to read and watch her favorite sports teams.

She is survived by her sisters, Terry Ann Betschart and Sandra N. Ponozzo of Orofino, her brother, Lawrence P. Ponozzo Jr. of Tonasket, WA, her sons, Bradley J. and Michael T. Richardson, and her 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 am on June, 2023 at Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Orofino, Idaho.


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