George A. Richardson

July 05, 1915 - October 02, 2013

George A. Richardson

July 05, 1915 - October 02, 2013


Bellingham, WA

George A. Richardson, age 98 of Bellingham, WA (Laurel area) passed away on Oct. 02, 2013. George was born July 5, 1915 in Startup, WA, and graduated from Meridian High School. George lived most of his life on the homestead in Laurel with Olive, his wife, who he met at a skating rink. He farmed, logged, and was a commercial fisherman for many years. He loved life, always had a good joke to tell, and was a grateful man who loved his God and family. He also loved to roller skate, which he did into his early 80s, enjoyed coffee at the Hilltop, and playing cribbage with his friends. On Tuesdays, he met some of his children for coffee and donuts at Dorris Donuts in Lynden. He could fix just about anything, but not always in a conventional way. He loved music and had a great voice. He sang in the church choir, and also in a grange quartet, which won at state. He was a faithful member of the Laurel Community Baptist Church. George is preceded in death by his father Henry, mother Lucy, wife Olive, brother Herbert, his twin Myron Richardson, sisters Mary Sorenson, Grace Loveland, and Mildred Andrews. He is survived by his children Sarah McDowell (Jerry & family), Georgia McGlinn (John & family), Helen Petersen (Ray & family), Bill Richardson, Mary Jensen (Mike & family), Leila Minyard (Dan & family), 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is with His Lord, and we will miss him greatly. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Whatcom Hospice and son Bill Richardson.

Farewell Tribute Information

A private graveside service will be at Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, on October 15th at 1:00 PM. The memorial service will be held at the Laurel Community Baptist Church, 162 W. Laurel Rd., Bellingham, WA at 2:00 PM on October 15th. Donations Information

Memorial donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice, 2800 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 and Laurel Community Baptist Church, 162 W. Laurel Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226. Donations Links:

Whatcom Hospice
Laurel Community Baptist Church

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4 responses to George A. Richardson

  1. Many happy thoughts of my uncle George are with me. What a life! I’m very sorry he has passed on! Condolences to all of his family. God bless him.

  2. Ren Kamps says:

    George was a icon in Laurel, Back in the days there was always a cribbage game going at the Hilltop, He was a handyman at all trades, To Georges family may you have the Lords Blessings at this time of sorrow,

  3. Georgia, Sarah, Mary & families, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear dad and grandpa. Just know that we are thinking of all of you and we care. Sending love to you all, Hank & Kathy

  4. Pat Hoekstra says:

    Mary, Sarah, Georgia and families, My sympathy in the loss of your Dad. You ladies talked about him so much. May God comfort you at this time and know you will see him again. Love and Prayers

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