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
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.
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.