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In Memory of

Madonna J. Richardson

April 23, 1937 - November 16, 2016

Obituary


Madonna J. Richardson passed from this world into the presence of her Heavenly Father to join her "Richie" on November 16, 2016 at the Hospice House of North Idaho in Coeur d'Alene. She was a loving wife, mother, Mamaw, sister, aunt, friend, devoted Catholic and a meticulous bookkeeper, an attribute she was extremely proud of.

Madonna was born on April 23, 1937 into the large family of Rene and Melina (Dubuque) Boucher in Crookston, Minnesota and was number eleven of sixteen children. She attended school in Crookston where in 1955 she graduated from St....

Madonna J. Richardson passed from this world into the presence of her Heavenly Father to join her "Richie" on November 16, 2016 at the Hospice House of North Idaho in Coeur d'Alene. She was a loving wife, mother, Mamaw, sister, aunt, friend, devoted Catholic and a meticulous bookkeeper, an attribute she was extremely proud of.

Madonna was born on April 23, 1937 into the large family of Rene and Melina (Dubuque) Boucher in Crookston, Minnesota and was number eleven of sixteen children. She attended school in Crookston where in 1955 she graduated from St. Joseph's Academy. Soon after graduation she moved out West to Yakima, with her sister and best friend Marlys. She was employed by Wagner Chevrolet as a bookkeeper for 5 years. She moved to Seattle where she worked for Dupont. The company transferred her to Lynwood, California, where in 1965 Madonna met the love of her life, Earl (Rich) Richardson. It was an instant attraction although, he did lie to her about his age because he was six years younger and didn't want to scare this beautiful woman away. They flew to Crookston to meet her parents and on the way back home Rich proposed. Madonna said she wouldn't give an answer until she had her 2 feet back on the ground (she hated to fly). Upon returning home they became engaged and in a few short months were married on September 10, 1966, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Yakima.

Over the next six years they welcomed four children, Ron, Lisa, Randy, and Lori. After her children started school, Madonna worked for Wagner Chevrolet and Standard Paint. The family moved to Sunnyside and Rich bought her the "house on the hill with a surrounding fence" that he had promised her. Madonna was a very strong woman, a devoted wife, mother, and Mamaw, who had a sparkling smile. She loved taking and collecting photos of her family and always loved to strike a pose for photos as well. She had a solid work ethic and would let you know how thorough she was. She retired at age 75 after being the bookkeeper for her son at Richardson Precision Machine for 10 years.

Madonna was preceded in death by her husband Rich who passed away in 2014, her parents, Rene and Melina Boucher, and many of her siblings. Madonna is survived by her children: Ron (Amie) of Yakima, Lisa Dunken (Mark) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Randy (Sara) of Selah, and Lori Brulotte (Wes) of Post Falls, Idaho. Also surviving are grandchildren: Jacob Richardson of Henderson, Nevada, Will and Ellie Richardson of Yakima, Peyton and Brody Brulotte of Post Falls, and Bailey Richardson of Selah. Also surviving are Vivian (Jensen) Paterson, grandchildren Dunken and Quinn of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Suzanne (Jordan) Englund, grandson Asher, Provo, Utah, sister Marlys and brother-in-law Don Kerr and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Yakima at 212 North 4th Street on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to The Hospice House of North Idaho, 2290 West Prairie Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815