June 27, 1928 - August 23, 2017
Betty Jean Richardson was born on June 27, 1928 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Edna Murdock and Dewey Winters. Betty comes from a large family of seven children. She had a strong mother who raised them well and throughout life had a huge respect for her mother.
She attended Missouri University, Columbia for three years and received her degree at Webster College and taught elementary school for many years. Betty raised a family of five children. She was a wonderful mother and a strong role model. After she retired at age 64, she did countless hours of volunteer work at Medical City, The Dallas Recreation Center and other charities.
After retirement, Betty and Bob traveled to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Bob and Betty were married for seventy years and she is very proud that all of her children have college degrees. In her words, ““The Heavenly Father has been very good to us.”
She was a talented gardener, a life long learner, a well read, highly intelligent woman, a kind hostess and care giver.
When asked her philosophy on life, Betty replied, “I think anything is possible. So, it’s worth a try.”
Betty passed away on Wednesday, August 23 in Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Dewey Winters. She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Robert J. Richardson; sons, Brant Richardson and wife, Christina, Dale Richardson and wife, Kim, Stan Richardson, Paul Richardson; and her one daughter, Jill Mazzola and husband, Joe; and sister, Peggy Sinden and husband, Bill of St. Louis, MO; sister, Barbara Winters of Ellisville, MO; and brother, Bob Winters and wife, Barbara, of Port Angeles, WA.
She often spoke of her grandchildren and loved them very much. Her precious grandchildren who are left to cherish her memory are Jesse, Scott, Daniela, Jess, Jack, Jean, and Thomas.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., on Thursday, August 31, 2017, ARIA Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 1 at ARIA Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at 2:00 P.M. at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas.
With deep love an admiration, we miss you. We love you dearly. You will always remain in our hearts.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252