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Louise Joanne (Jevec) Richardson

May 1, 1923 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 94)

Louise Joanne Richardson, (nee Jevec) passed away peacefully with family by her side in Fullerton, CA in the early hours of Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the very young age of 94. Louise is survived by her four children; Jerry (Suzanne) Richardson of Miamisburg, Ohio, Bruce (Dianne) Richardson of Sandusky, Ohio, Laura (James) Smith of Barberton, Ohio, and Sara (Mark) Williams of Fullerton, California.  Louise is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death in 1991 by her husband of 48 years, Lawrence Thomas Richardson. Louise was born on May 1, 1923 in Barberton, Ohio to Joseph and Mary (nee Glavan) Jevec.  She graduated from Barberton High School in 1941 and attended Barberton School of Commerce.  She married Lawrence Thomas Richardson on June 24, 1943.  She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII and continued working in the aerospace industry until she gave birth to her first child.  Louise raised her four children as a stay-at-home mom.  When the youngest went off to school she returned to her career at Rockwell in 1969 and worked there until her retirement in 1984.  Louise developed a passion for volunteering after her retirement and volunteered over 10,000 hours at Barberton Citizen’s Hospital before moving to Southern California to live with her youngest daughter in 2009.  Once settled in California, Louise became an active member of the Guild at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, where she volunteered over 2,000 hours in the gift shop.  Louise continued to volunteer in the gift shop even in the last month of her life.  Louise was a member of First Baptist Church in Barberton, Ohio and attended Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, CA after she moved to the Southern California area. Louise had a passion for life, for her children, and her grandchildren.  She had an infectious laugh, a sweet sense of humor, and a positive outlook, no matter the circumstances.  Louise loved to celebrate her family and deeply loved her friends.  She lived life to the fullest even as her health declined.  Even in her last days, she was joking with her caregivers and making them laugh.  Louise touched all who were in her presence.  She could do math like no other and used technology to the fullest.  Others were in awe of her ability to navigate Facebook, play Candy Crush, Facetime with family, utilize Uber driving services for transportation, communicate with others on her smartphone, and complete all her Christmas shopping on Amazon. Louise was a true matriarch to the Richardson family and her legacy will live on in those she encouraged, loved, and inspired. Calling hours are Sunday, January 28th, at Campfield Hickman Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, from 1 to 4 pm.  Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Barberton, Ohio on Monday, January 29th at 11:00 am with Pastor Mike Prebynski officiating.  Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  A celebration of Louise’s life will also take place in Anaheim, California at a date yet to be determined.   All are welcome to attend and celebrate Louise’s life. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit, www.campfield-hickman-collier.com

 

 

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