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Information for Barton Bert Richardson

6 August 1924 - 7 September 1972

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

September 1972
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Barton B. Richardson

 NAMPA Funeral services for Barton Bert Richardson, 48, Nampa Route 3, who died on Thursday when he was accidentally electrocuted while working, will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charles Higgins, pastor of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, on Karcher Road.
    Mr. Richardson was born Aug. 6, 1924, at Hartville, Mo.  He was reared in Missouri, and attended schools there.
    He was married to Kathleen Williams, at Mt. Grove, Mo., on Sept. 25, 1943.  They lived there for several years, and later farmed at Graff, Mo., for a period of four years, prior to moving to Idaho, in 1956.  They came to Nampa in 1957.  He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for about eight years, as a telegrapher.
    He then started the Richardson Carpet and Furniture Cleaning business in about 1960, and has been active in its operation since that time.  Mr. Richardson was an avid outdoorsman, and spent much of his leisure time fly fishing, and had just returned from a fishing trip on Thursday.
    He was a member of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.  During World War II, he had served with the U.S. Navy.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Williams Richardson, of Nampa; one son, Michael Barton Richardson of Yuma, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Cheryl) Lewis, of College Park, Md., Mr. Robert S. (Rebecca) Turk, the Third, of Nampa; and Mrs. Martin (Mary) McLellan, of Nampa; his mother, Mrs. Effie Richardson of Mt. Grove, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Joel B. Short of Joplin, Mo., and Mrs. James MacAaron of New York City; and by four grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his father.


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