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In Memory of

Dolores Evelyn Richardson

March 3, 1931 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


March 3, 1931, Dolores Evelyn Grimminger was the first of 4 children born to Fred and Kathryn Grimminger in Ohio. When she was young the family moved to Glendale, California for several years before moving back to the North Canton area where her dad had a farm. She was raised by her parents who instilled strong Christian values.

When she was 17, she met a sailor, Bill Richardson, 6 years her senior, fell in love and married him on June 5, 1949 at the tender age of 18. He built her a house...

March 3, 1931, Dolores Evelyn Grimminger was the first of 4 children born to Fred and Kathryn Grimminger in Ohio. When she was young the family moved to Glendale, California for several years before moving back to the North Canton area where her dad had a farm. She was raised by her parents who instilled strong Christian values.

When she was 17, she met a sailor, Bill Richardson, 6 years her senior, fell in love and married him on June 5, 1949 at the tender age of 18. He built her a house in Willowdale Lake where she made him a home, raising 3 children in those same Christian values. When their youngest started school, so did Dolores. She received her Baccalaureate from Kent State University and began teaching school - 6th graders at first. She then went on to teach Math and Algebra to 8th and 9th graders at Hoover Junior High School. She was excellent at her profession; she loved teaching and her students loved her. Her compassion and patience won her the admiration of many students throughout her teaching career. She would be recognized years later by former students when walking through the mall who would stop her and thank her for her truly caring ways; and she always remembered their names.

She loved the outdoors, even camping. She and Bill took their family camping on many occasions, which included a lot of boating and waterskiing.

Dolores and Bill were active members of their church. She also played piano and loved singing her favorite hymns as solos, her favorite being "How Great Thou Art", and taught her daughters to sing with her another favorite, "In The Garden".

While she was still teaching, she discovered another interest - real estate, so she decided to get her realtor's license and work this job "on the side". After retiring from teaching, she worked as a realtor full time, earning her spot in the "million dollar club" several years running.

Dolores was a vibrant woman with a sense for adventure, so when she finally retired from real estate, she and Bill took some wonderful vacations; a cruise around the Greek isles, an Alaskan cruise to see the Northern Lights, flights to Australia and Hawaii, to name a few.

Dolores leaves behind, her husband Bill; her children, Bruce, Jan and Lori; her grandchildren, Todd, Kara, Brigitte, Brent, Tana, Michael and David; great-grandchildren, Devin, Jayden, Hunter, Skyler, Bryn, Jacob, Kyle, Blake and many friends and family members.

She will be remembered by those who knew and loved her for her outgoing personality, her servant's heart, her sense of humor, her compassion, her strong Christian beliefs, her kindness, and her quiet strength. She will be missed.

Friends and family may call from 10-11 a.m., with the funeral service at 11:00, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

Memorial contribution can be made in Dolores' memory to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.