Jane Richardson


Jane Richardson


Jane Richardson passed away in Reno, Nevada, on Nov. 5, 2019. She was born in Plentywood, Montana, on July 27, 1926, to Benjamin and Marie Hyde. In 1942, the family moved to Billings, where she resided for most of her life. She graduated from Senior High School in 1944 and attended Eastern Montana College, now Montana State University Billings.

On Nov. 21, 1946, she married Robert Richardson at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Jane and Bob were happily married for 70 years until Bob’s passing in 2016. Jane worked at the Yellowstone County Courthouse during tax time and also served as a bailiff. She was chaperone for the Miss Montana Pageant for several years. She worked alongside Bob in business ventures for 30 years, but could always find time for bridge.

After Bob’s retirement, they traveled extensively. First to Scotland and England, playing golf in both countries. Two years later, they traveled through Red China, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Later travels included Northern Europe, Russia, Poland, Auschwitz etc. as well as the Panama Canal and Caribbean Islands. Much traveling was also done throughout the United States.

Jane is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wright of Reno, Nevada; son Tom Richardson of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

“What a comfort it is to know that for those we love life is changed — not taken away — and that we will be reunited with them in heaven.”

Private committal services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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3 thoughts on “Jane Richardson”

  1. Tom and Barbara:
    Sending sincere condolences on your loss. Your mom was a great lady. I’m sorry we have lost touch over the years, but still remember good time with you Tom

    Steve Kramer

  2. Such a lovely lady with a zest for living. I’ll miss visiting with Jane as she always shed new light on our familiar musings over the Great Pretenders and the fun Bob and Jane and my folks had. What great people!
    Love and hugs coming to you Barb and Tom as you remember the great times we all shared.
    Kathi McBride

  3. Mrs Richard was a gentle and kind lady.
    We first met when we had a neighborhood pot luck years ago. She would call to say hello every now and then. I would drop by.
    I love her classic elegance and I love that she was what I feel like a real lady is. I’ve missed having her around.

  4. My memories of your mother are as our Girl Scout leader. I still have a Christmas item that we created at one of our meetings. Great lady who dedicated time and direction to young girls. It is hard to lose our mother, mine passed April, 2019. My sympathies to you.

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