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Information for John L. Richardson

11 March 1912 - 23 July 1982

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

July 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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John Richardson

Funeral services for John L. Richardson, 70, of 1715 West Flamingo, Nampa, who died Friday, at a Nampa nursing home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Alsip Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Marion Clarkson of the Friends Church.  Masonic Chapel rites will be conducted by Nampa Lodge No, 29 A.F. & A.M.  Interment, with graveside rites by Nampa Lodge No. 1389 B.P.O.E. will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    He was born March 11, 1912 at Meade County, Kan., to John and Carrie Richardson.  He was reared and educated in Meade County.  He worked the oil fields in Texas.  He married Emma "Lee" Copeland Sept. 16, 1947 at the Methodist church in Reno, Nev. and they lived in Sacramento, Calif.  In 1953 they moved to Meade County where they managed a hotel.  They then moved to Erie, Colo, where they owned and operated a dairy farm.  In 1956 they moved to Melba and he began working for the Ferdinand Sheet Metal Company in Nampa.  He also homesteaded in the Dry Lake area near Nampa.  While farming they were also in the restaurant business.  In 1956 they purchased the Kelley's Cafe in Nampa and later owned and operated the Fountain at the Bulldog Bowling Lanes.  They then managed the cafe at the Davis Livestock Company in Caldwell and later owned and operated the Lee's Quick Lunch in Nampa.  He retired in 1969 and they later moved into Nampa.   He was a member of the Nampa Lodge No. 29 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Nampa Lodge No. 1389 B.P.O.E.  He was also a member of the Idaho Horse Racing Association and the Idaho Chariot Racing Association.
    He is survived by his wife, of Nampa; three sons, Daryl and Larry, both of Eugene, Ore., Ronald of Nampa; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbe Faye, Calif. and a sister.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, in care of Mrs. Bert Stone, 1643 Park Ave., Nampa, 83651 or flowers may be sent.


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