Gerald H. Richardson

Gerald H. Richardson, 79, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Lewiston Tribune, February 2, 2012, p. 5C

Jerry H. Richardson

     Jerry H. Richardson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. He was born in Lewiston, Jan. 15, 1933, to Homer and Esther Richardson. They moved to Orofino, and Jerry graduated from Orofino High School in 1951. He worked in the logging industry while in high school. He married LaVonne (Vonnie) Kambitsch of Genesee in October of 1952.
     He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953, where he served as an MP. After his service in 1955, he entered a meat cutting school and worked in that field in Lewiston and Pierce until 1966. The family then moved to Spokane so he could begin a long career as a truck driver.
     Jerry enjoyed time in the great outdoors of Idaho with family and many friends, camping, fishing and hunting. Jerry and Vonnie retired in Lewiston in 1996, where his favorite activities centered around the CRS Club, the 4-wheeler Group, and the "Friday Night Bunch."
     Jerry was preceded in death by his younger brothers, Bill, Ron, John and Paul. In addition to Vonnie, Jerry's surviving family includes daughters, Deneen Richardson, son-in-law Russell VanDevanter and granddaughter Katie Postlewait, all of Seattle; grandson Kyle Postlewait and wife Yuri of Nagano, Japan; daughter Donna and son-in-law Robert Jackson of Colton; sister Marietta and brother-in-law Dennis Arave of Orofino; sister and brother-in-law Maxine and Dick Goedde of Uniontown; sister-in-law and brother Mary and Orrin Kambitsch of Potlatch; great-aunts Mary Martin and Murl Watson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
     A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.
     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in Jerry's name to a favorite charity.
     Jerry was "a good egg" to quote one of his many expressions, and he will be greatly missed.

Lewiston Tribune, February 3, 2012, p. 5C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

[Return to Obituary page]