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Ruth Beth “Dolly” BOYER

Female 1915 - 2004  (88 years)


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  • Name Ruth Beth “Dolly” BOYER 
    Born 27 Jul 1915  Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jun 2004  Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Jun 2004  Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • OBITUARY: Billings Gazette 12 Jun 2004:
      Ruth B. 'Dolly' Richardson

      “MISSOULA - Ruth B. "Dolly" Richardson, 88, passed away after a long, full life on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at St. Patrick Hospital.

      Ruth was born in her grandparents' home on Davis Street in Missoula on July 27, 1915, to John F. and Augusta (Fischer) Boyer. She was the second oldest of six children. Ruth spent her formative years in the Frenchtown Valley near the Boyer family homestead.

      In February 1932, she married Maurice L. Richardson. Together, they raised three children, JoAnne, Morrie and Don. Ruth and Maurice were lifelong residents of the Orchard Homes area. Together they owned and operated the New Method Cleaners and Orchard Homes Grocery.

      During World War II, they lived in Seattle, working and living to help the war effort, returning at war's end to their beloved Missoula.

      Ruth's home was open to everyone. She took great pride and pleasure in her large and extended family. Ruth was the original caregiver. She helped raise three of her grandchildren. Loving and caring for others was her life focus. Every last ounce of Ruth's energy was spent doing for friends and family. Holidays were her shining moments. No home was more festive nor food better, than Thanksgiving and Christmas at Mom's.

      She enjoyed her family, friends, home and golfing with equal enthusiasm. She was a longtime member of the Missoula Unity Church. Her faith and fellow members brought her much comfort in her later years.

      She was a charter member of the Missoula Soroptimists. She was also a member of the Orchard Homes Country Life Club, Orchard Homes Women's Club and the Eastern Star.

      She kept her sense of humor and positive attitude to the end. She will be missed by all who knew her.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maurice; two brothers, Robert and James Boyer; and her sister, Dorothy Kohler.

      Survivors include her daughter, JoAnne Lowell (John) of Rollins; son, Maurice L. Richardson (Carolynn) of Huson; son, Don J. Richardson; sister, Gerri Hoeg; and brother, Pat Boyer, all of Missoula; 10 grandchildren, Kathy Pashel (Ken), John M. Lowell (Kathy), Wendy Kenison (Kevin), Loire Feeney (Jim), Heidi Maden (Alisdair), Julie Meidinger (Scott), Janiel Sanchelli (Bob), Kim Richardson-May, James Richardson (Morgan) and Josh Richardson; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

      Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Garden City Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with Michael Bechard officiating. Interment will be at Missoula Cemetery and a reception will follow at the Orchard Homes Country Life Club.

      The family suggests memorials to Missoula Unity Church.”
    Person ID I17486  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 

    Family Maurice L. RICHARDSON, Sr.,   b. 12 Sep 1901,   d. 7 Sep 1979, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Feb 1932 
    Children 
     1. JoAnne RICHARDSON
     2. Maurice Lee "Morrie" RICHARDSON, Jr.,   b. 7 Aug 1934, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 2016, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Donald James RICHARDSON,   b. 22 Jan 1950, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 2010, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F8833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1915 - Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jun 2004 - Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
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