Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Alberta Dorothy Richardson Memorial
Alberta Dorothy Richardson Memorial

Alberta Dorothy Richardson

Alberta Dorothy Richardson

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Alberta Dorothy Richardson passed away July 12, 2017, at Park Rose Care Facility in Tacoma, Washington at age 95. She was born September 13, 1921, in Kinsella, Alberta, Canada while on a trip to see relatives. She moved with her parents when she was 1 1/2 years old to Day Creek, Washington. She attended a 2 room school house and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1939. Later that year, she married her High School sweetheart, Earl Richardson and he passed away in 2002.
She worked at the Sedro-Woolley Hospital after High School, then in 1959, went to work for the J.C. Penney Co., in Mount Vernon, and retired in 1994 as Office Manager. In her 95 plus years, she enjoyed her children, grands, gardening and flowers, but most of all fishing and hunting in the Okanagan Valley at Boneparte Lake. She claimed right up to the last year, she was the Ram Rod of the hunting camp. She hunted there for 75 years without missing a year, bagging many deer.
She is survived by her two daughters, Myrna (Bill) Harrison, of Port Orchard; Irlene (Wayne) Johnson, of Enumclaw; sister, Darlene Manley, of Sedro-Woolley; brother, Gene (Karen) Morgan, of Day Creek and many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her mother and father; son, Glenn Richardson; three sisters; three brothers and her longtime companion and friend, Carl Hayes.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00, Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Greenhills Memorial Cemetery, Burlington, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to a charity of your choice. Share your memories of Alberta and sign the online guest register.


  • Beverley A Lester

    Dear Myrna, Irlene and family: I am so sorry to hear of Bertie’s passing, and
    I could not be there. She was such a good friend, and she and I had so much
    fun making our ‘jewel jars’. I’m sure she is watching over my shoulder
    as I keep on making them.
    My prayers include both of you and your families, and I hope you will stop and
    say ‘hi’ if you are up this way. I miss her and will always remember her lovely,
    quiet ways. She was special.


  • Karen Sydnes

    You were such a part of my life for such a long time. I will always hold you in my heart as my second mom. Thanks for all the love and memories.