Virginia Glee Richardson

December 08, 1929 - December 11, 2023

Virginia Glee Richardson

December 08, 1929 - December 11, 2023


Virginia “Ginnie” Glee Richardson passed away peacefully, Dec. 11, 2023, at Spring Creek Memory Care in Bellingham, WA. She was 94.

Born Dec. 8, 1929, in Bellingham, WA she grew up in the foothills of Mt. Baker in the little town of Goshen. She attended and graduated from Mt. Baker High school in 1947. She went on to graduate from Beauty School in 1948.

July 1950, she married William D. Richardson. He served in the Navy during the Korean war, and she worked as the credit manager for Wahl’s Department store. The Navy took them briefly to live in San Diego, CA where she worked for a bank before returning to her job at Wahls in Bellingham. Ginnie really loved her time working at Wahls.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Barbara Kincaid, Geraldine Grader, Patricia Foote and Beverly Odell-Alvord. She is survived by her daughters Heidi (Joe) Schramer, Jeanine (Roger) Kennedy and Barbara (Greg) Mosher, 3 grandchildren Jaime Byrum, Jill (Nick) Viera, Alan Kennedy and 4 great grandchildren Ethan, Sam, Theo and Olivia Viera. Her close niece, Kathy (Wayne) Middleton, cousins John (Ann) Giarde, Dan (Karen) Giarde and Nancy (Anthony) Burke, numerous nieces, nephews and her many friends.

Ginnie loved her family and attending get togethers, especially the Giarde picnic on the family farm in Goshen every year. She enjoyed playing bridge over many years, traveling with friends and she had a passion for art and local history.

As per her wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amercian Heart Association or Hospice of Whatcom County. If you wish to send a card, they can be sent to her daughter, Jeanine Kennedy at 1211 Broad St, Bellingham, WA 98229.

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3 responses to Virginia Glee Richardson

  1. We loved her so much and she will be missed in Memory Care at Spring Creek. So many memories! It was an honor to serve her and her loving family.

  2. Karen Giarde says:

    Loved Ginnie and her sense of humor.

  3. Ginnie left so many wonderful memories with our family. As a young woman, she was lively & had a wonderful laugh. Her smile lit up her face and her eyes twinkled with joy. In later years she was thoughtful & kind helping my mom (who began her friendship with Ginnie at Wahl’s so many decades before) get out to enjoy garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores. The real treasure Ginnie left us as three beautiful, strong women – her daughters who continue to bring light and laughter to this world. What a gift you left us, Ginnie. Godspeed. ❤️

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