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.